Category: Research news

TomKat center direcgors

Jennifer Dionne and Matthew Kanan to lead TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

by Mark Golden on August 29, 2019 1:45 pm
JENNIFER DIONNE and MATTHEW KANAN are taking over the leadership of Stanford’s TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy. “Matt and Jen are stars in energy research. It’s been great to watch their research trajectories on campus over the past 10 years,” said KAM MOLER, vice provost and dean of research. “Now they will enthusiastically lead TomKat… Read more Jennifer Dionne and Matthew Kanan to lead TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

Nicholas Wigginton to serve as American Council on Education Fellow at Stanford

by Stanford News Service on August 25, 2019 1:24 pm
NICHOLAS WIGGINTON, assistant vice president for research and chief of the staff in the Office of Research at the University of Michigan, is serving as a 2019-20 American Council on Education Fellow at Stanford. Wigginton is working with Professor KATHRYN MOLER, vice provost and dean of research, and will be on campus for the full… Read more Nicholas Wigginton to serve as American Council on Education Fellow at Stanford

Stanford to lead development of coordinating hub for biomedical ethics

by Patricia Hannon on August 21, 2019 2:55 pm
The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics has been chosen by the National Human Genome Research Institute to help lead the development of a coordinating hub for information on the ethical, legal and social implications of genetic research. The new Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis is being funded with a $7.1 million award. ELSI is… Read more Stanford to lead development of coordinating hub for biomedical ethics

Study will probe the 'secondhand' effects of having guns in the home

by Beth Duff-Brown on August 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Stanford Health Policy’s DAVID STUDDERT – an expert on the public health epidemic of firearms violence – acknowledges that mass shootings are on the rise in the United States. “Experts now generally agree that mass shootings are becoming more common – and that a common thread is disaffected young men who have access to high-caliber,… Read more Study will probe the 'secondhand' effects of having guns in the home
Human Heart

Demystifying Heart Failure: A treatable chronic disease

by Min Joo Kim on August 5, 2019 5:00 pm
Graduate student MIN JOO KIM and physician-researcher RANDALL STAFFORD have published the first in a series of Scope blog entries demystifying heart failure. The series will also take a look into the mechanisms and biology of heart failure and highlight common treatment strategies. The heart supplies oxygen-rich blood to all of the body’s cells. For… Read more Demystifying Heart Failure: A treatable chronic disease

New student VR project highlights plastic pollution

by Alex Shashkevich on August 1, 2019 5:00 pm
A pink sandal popping against a dark background, a tangle of fishing line resembling a bird’s nest – these are just some of the plastic items that now infest the Earth’s seas and oceans. A new virtual reality, or VR, experience created by Stanford students shows that plastic garbage and brings attention to the problems… Read more New student VR project highlights plastic pollution
Steve Eglash

Steve Eglash named director of SLAC’s Applied Energy Division

by SLAC Communications on July 18, 2019 2:39 pm
The first time STEVE EGLASH came to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, it was as a Stanford graduate student doing X-ray experiments at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) in the early 1980s. Since then, in a career that’s ranged from electrical engineering to energy to computer science and from industry to academia, he’s stayed… Read more Steve Eglash named director of SLAC’s Applied Energy Division
The Taubes

Tad and Dianne Taube commit $6 million for pediatric cancer research

by Stanford Medicine on May 2, 2019 2:47 pm
Philanthropists TAD and DIANNE TAUBE have committed $6 million to the School of Medicine to establish the Taube Initiative in Pediatric Cancer Research, which will further the development of innovative therapies to improve the cure rates for childhood cancer. The gift will accelerate the work of researchers at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard… Read more Tad and Dianne Taube commit $6 million for pediatric cancer research
Etchemendy and Li

How a driveway chat resulted in the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

by John Etchemendy and Fei-Fei Li on March 20, 2019 2:59 pm
Stanford’s new Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) has lofty ambitions. It aims to fundamentally change the field of AI by integrating a wide range of disciplines and prioritizing true diversity of thought. But it turns out that the origins of the institute are somewhat more humble. As institute leaders JOHN ETCHEMENDY and FEI-FEI LI… Read more How a driveway chat resulted in the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Yonatan Winetraub

Biophysics graduate student Yonatan Winetraub shoots for the moon

by Nathan Collins on March 7, 2019 3:25 pm
YONATAN WINETRAUB, a graduate student in biophysics, had seen a few rocket launches before, but this time he had a special vantage point. For this one, he stood on the launch site at Cape Canaveral. An organization he co-founded as a master’s student was about to launch a spacecraft headed for the moon. “It was… Read more Biophysics graduate student Yonatan Winetraub shoots for the moon