Category: Research news

Mark Cullen

Mark Cullen named Stanford's senior associate vice provost for research

by Nathan Collins on November 27, 2018 3:56 pm
  MARK CULLEN, professor of medicine and senior associate dean of research in the School of Medicine, has been named senior associate vice provost for research. In the new role, Cullen will advise Dean of Research and Vice Provost KAM MOLER on university-wide research policy and compliance issues as well as develop strategy for the… Read more Mark Cullen named Stanford's senior associate vice provost for research
John Adler

Neurosurgeon John Adler is a reluctant entrepreneur

by Stacey Paris McCutcheon on November 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Scope, the Stanford Medicine blog, recently profiled JOHN ADLER, a neurosurgeon and innovator whose desire to help patients has led him down an entrepreneurial path multiple times. Speaking recently at the 20th Annual Fogarty Lecture, an event co-sponsored by the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Adler said that bringing new medical technologies from an idea… Read more Neurosurgeon John Adler is a reluctant entrepreneur
Glade Dlott

Graduate student Glade Dlott receives award to study soil microbes at national lab

by Taylor Kubota on October 2, 2018 2:36 pm
In only a handful of soil, you hold thousands – or even tens of thousands – of different kinds of bacteria and fungi. These microbes break down waste, help nutrients cycle through ecosystems and serve as food sources for other microscopic soil dwellers, like protists, mites and nematodes. Although we are certain that microbes in… Read more Graduate student Glade Dlott receives award to study soil microbes at national lab
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Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards support for Big Ideas

by Nathan Collins on September 26, 2018 2:05 pm
The Stanford Neurosciences Institute has chosen four new projects for its second round of Big Ideas initiatives, which fund major interdisciplinary research initiatives aimed at driving the next breakthroughs in brain science. Big Ideas was conceived in 2013, after WILLIAM NEWSOME, professor of neurobiology and the Vincent V. C. Woo Director of the Neurosciences Institute,… Read more Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards support for Big Ideas
Rafael Pelayo

Defeat of bill for later school start times won't deter sleep specialist

by Jennifer Huber on September 25, 2018 2:42 pm
The medical evidence is clear — teens are suffering physical and mental health problems due to chronic sleep deprivation. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting classes at all middle and high schools at 8:30 a.m. or later. “We’ve known for decades that teenagers are not getting enough sleep,” said RAFAEL PELAYO, a clinical professor… Read more Defeat of bill for later school start times won't deter sleep specialist
Manisha Desai

Stanford team will participate in NIH-funded study of tobacco policies

by Stanford School of Medicine on September 22, 2018 2:49 pm
Researchers at the School of Medicine and collaborators at two other institutions will investigate tobacco policies and evaluate their effects on health across the United States. Stanford, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Washington University in St. Louis jointly received a five-year, $11.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health as part of an effort to reduce… Read more Stanford team will participate in NIH-funded study of tobacco policies
Lauren Tompkins

Stanford part of $25 million NSF project to prepare for data deluge from Large Hadron Collider

by Ker Than on September 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Stanford’s LAUREN TOMPKINS will collaborate on a $25 million project funded by the National Science Foundation to establish the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP). IRIS-HEP will focus on developing software tools and algorithms to explore and analyze the enormous amount of data that will be generated by the High-Luminosity… Read more Stanford part of $25 million NSF project to prepare for data deluge from Large Hadron Collider
Tim Kane

Hoover Fellow contributes to military personnel system reforms

by Clifton Parker on August 21, 2018 2:54 pm
When the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law on Aug. 13, its highly anticipated personnel reforms came with a connection to the Hoover Institution—TIM KANE. An economist, Kane is a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and the JP Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies at the Hoover Institution. He has championed Pentagon… Read more Hoover Fellow contributes to military personnel system reforms
Jennifer Dionne and Tony Kovscek

Two new Energy Frontier Research Centers at Stanford

by Nathan Collins on July 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Stanford will soon be home to two new Department of Energy-funded Energy Frontier Research Centers, aimed at transforming the way energy is generated, transformed, stored and used. The EFRC program is now in its ninth year and currently funds 42 centers nationally. The two new centers, being led by JENNIFER DIONNE and TONY KOVSCEK, bring… Read more Two new Energy Frontier Research Centers at Stanford
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Stanford’s King Papers Project receives grant

by Alex Shashkevich on June 22, 2018 11:08 am
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently awarded a $200,000 grant to Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute to support the continuation of its King Papers Project. The King Papers Project’s mission is to publish a 14-volume comprehensive, chronological collection of King’s most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published and unpublished writings.… Read more Stanford’s King Papers Project receives grant