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Award will support physician-scientist training at Stanford

by Julie Greicius on June 4, 2018 2:23 pm
Stanford has been selected as one of five universities to receive a Physician Scientist Institutional Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The grant provides the School of Medicine with $2.5 million over five years to support novel programs that enhance career development for medical students who wish to strengthen their research skills. Physician-scientists are essential… Read more Award will support physician-scientist training at Stanford
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Stanford Humanities Center announces its new fellows

by Alex Shashkevich on May 20, 2018 10:51 am
The HUMANITIES CENTER has announced its new class of 33 fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholars’ research topics include analysis of abstract medieval art, the redesign of American suburbs, the portrayal of war in Old English poetry, religious traditions in modern Egypt and the state of work and industry in Mexico and Kyrgyzstan,… Read more Stanford Humanities Center announces its new fellows
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Graduate student Thomas Heuser recognized by the Department of Energy

by Taylor Kubota on April 26, 2018 1:33 pm
THOMAS HEUSER, a graduate student in materials science and engineering, has earned a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program award. This award supports graduate thesis research conducted at a DOE laboratory or facility and aims to prepare graduate students for a career in science, technology, math or engineering. As… Read more Graduate student Thomas Heuser recognized by the Department of Energy
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Three from Stanford win 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholarships

by Kathleen Sullivan on February 26, 2018 12:43 pm
Three people with Stanford affiliations – two seniors and a clinical neuroscience research coordinator at Stanford Medicine – have won 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholarships to pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England. They are among the 35 Americans who were recently awarded scholarships by the Gates Cambridge Trust. The Bill and Melinda… Read more Three from Stanford win 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholarships
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Neuroscience awards named in honor of Ben Barres

by Ruthann Richter on February 23, 2018 3:16 pm
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), a Palo Alto-based philanthropic organization, has launched a major research effort to inject fresh energy, ideas and talent into understanding the basic biology of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The research will be funded through two programs, including one that will support early career… Read more Neuroscience awards named in honor of Ben Barres
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Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman honored by multiple organizations

by Stanford School of Medicine on January 31, 2018 2:16 pm
Dr. IRVING WEISSMAN, professor of pathology and of developmental biology, received several awards and an honorary doctorate in 2017. He received the 2017 Donald Metcalf Award from the International Society for Experimental Hematology. The award recognizes distinguished society members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of experimental hematology. Weissman, who holds the Virginia and D.K.… Read more Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman honored by multiple organizations
Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment

Seeking disease solutions in nature

by Rob Jordan on January 30, 2018 12:15 am
The line between environmental health and human health is blurred. The world’s rural poor know this well: ecological systems they depend on for subsistence can also spread high rates of infectious diseases through pathogens carried by agricultural pests, rodents, parasites and other vectors. The Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment (DEHE) works with experts in… Read more Seeking disease solutions in nature
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Three School of Medicine faculty members receive $6 million in grants from California stem cell agency

by Krista Conger on December 13, 2017 4:57 pm
The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded about $6 million to three School of Medicine researchers. One award is meant to support translational research that has already shown early stage promise; the other two are smaller, proof-of-principle grants meant to allow researchers to test potentially important ideas in the stem cell field at the… Read more Three School of Medicine faculty members receive $6 million in grants from California stem cell agency
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Stanford Medicine to collaborate on Apple Heart Study

by Stanford Medicine Communications on November 30, 2017 4:06 pm
STANFORD MEDICINE researchers are working with Apple on a research study to determine whether the Apple Watch’s heart-rate sensor can identify irregular heart rhythms associated with a condition known as atrial fibrillation. The Apple Heart Study app was launched Nov. 30. As part of the study, if an irregular heart rhythm is observed, participants will… Read more Stanford Medicine to collaborate on Apple Heart Study
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Three wise women meet the baby King in Stanford production

by Robin Wander on November 29, 2017 4:51 pm
What if when the Magi went off to Bethlehem to meet the prophesied King, three wise women stayed behind and ended up meeting the baby King in a shared dream vision? This is the premise of Conrad Susa’s one-act opera The Wise Women: A Christmas Mystery Fable, presented by the Department of Music and the… Read more Three wise women meet the baby King in Stanford production