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Matthew Porteus

Matthew Porteus awarded grant for sickle cell anemia work

by Stanford Medical School Communications on October 9, 2017 4:46 pm
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has awarded MATTHEW PORTEUS, associate professor of pediatrics, a grant of $5.2 million to lay the groundwork for a clinical trial of a possible treatment for sickle cell disease. Porteus has shown that he can take human blood stem cells with the gene defect that causes sickle cell disease… Read more Matthew Porteus awarded grant for sickle cell anemia work
William Perry

At 90, William Perry is driven by a vision of a nuclear-free world

by Clifton Parker on October 6, 2017 4:41 pm
At 90, WILLIAM PERRY has seen a lot in this world. Maybe, in fact, too much. When it comes to nuclear warfare and annihilation, few people alive have contemplated such tragic outcomes quite like Perry, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and one of the world’s top experts on… Read more At 90, William Perry is driven by a vision of a nuclear-free world
Carolyn Rodriguez

Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards seed grants

by Nathan Collins on October 5, 2017 4:26 pm
The STANFORD NEUROSCIENCES INSTITUTE recently awarded its second round of seed grants to six interdisciplinary teams of researchers. Those six grants will go to small teams of researchers who come from different departments or approach their topics using distinct methods or points of view. This round’s recipients include researchers working on cognitive aging, treatments for… Read more Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards seed grants
Stanford swimmer Simone Manuel

10 nominations: Stanford swimmers Manuel, Ledecky and Director of Women’s Swimming Meehan highlight Golden Goggles nominations

by Stanford Athletics on October 4, 2017 4:38 pm
Senior Simone Manuel led all female nominees with six nominations for the 2017 Golden Goggles awards. Sophomore Katie Ledecky was nominated in three categories, while Greg Meehan, the Paul A. Violich Director of Women’s Swimming, is up for Coach of the Year. The 14th edition of the annual awards show will take place on Nov. 19 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles… Read more 10 nominations: Stanford swimmers Manuel, Ledecky and Director of Women’s Swimming Meehan highlight Golden Goggles nominations
Allison Kluger

Allison Kluger teaches nascent entrepreneurs how to communicate like leaders

by Mary Duan on October 2, 2017 4:46 pm
Insights by Stanford Business recently interviewed lecturer and coach ALLISON KLUGER about how she teaches students to communicate like leaders. Kluger, the Dorothy J. King Lecturer in Leadership in the areas of strategic communication, reputation management and personal branding, spent more than 25 years in broadcast media and entertainment. She hosted and produced at Q2,… Read more Allison Kluger teaches nascent entrepreneurs how to communicate like leaders
Schottenstein

Donor gift in memory of his wife leads to innovative cancer clinical trial

by Eileen DiFranco on September 29, 2017 2:19 pm
When JEFF SCHOTTENSTEIN’s wife, Sara, was diagnosed with gastric cancer in 2014, he immediately jumped into action and left no stone unturned in researching potential solutions to address her rare type of cancer. Working with doctors at Stanford and mobilizing a network of pharmaceutical and industry contacts, Schottenstein — featured in this video — dedicated… Read more Donor gift in memory of his wife leads to innovative cancer clinical trial
Rosemary Knight

Rosemary Knight honored by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists

by Bea Gordon on September 28, 2017 4:00 pm
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) has honored ROSEMARY KNIGHT with its 2017 Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes individuals who have provided extraordinary inspiration to the next generation of geophysics professionals, have made contributions to geophysical instruction at any educational level and have provided advice, mentorship and supervision for students. Former postdoctoral scholar and… Read more Rosemary Knight honored by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists
A close up of Stanford football player Bryce Love

Stanford’s Bryce Love named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

by By Stanford Athletics on September 27, 2017 4:05 pm
Stanford junior running back Bryce Love was named Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Love had 263 yards rushing on 30 attempts, both career highs, in Stanford’s 58-34 home win over UCLA. He added one rushing touchdown. Love’s single-game rushing total was the second-highest in program history. In his past six outings, Love, a human biology… Read more Stanford’s Bryce Love named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
Carl Wieman

Project created by Carl Wieman honored for its impact on education

by Carrie Spector on September 26, 2017 4:24 pm
A science and math education project founded by Stanford faculty member and Nobel laureate CARL WIEMAN has been named one of six recipients of the 2017 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Award, which recognizes initiatives that tackle global education challenges. The project, called PhET Interactive Simulations, teaches scientific concepts through animated, game-like environments that… Read more Project created by Carl Wieman honored for its impact on education
Michael McConnell

Law Professor Michael McConnell wins Rex E. Lee Advocacy Award

by Kathleen Gabel on September 25, 2017 4:57 pm
MICHAEL McCONNELL, the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center, was awarded the Rex E. Lee Advocacy Award by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. The Rex E. Lee Advocacy Award is presented annually to one of the country’s most outstanding advocates, whose life and legal… Read more Law Professor Michael McConnell wins Rex E. Lee Advocacy Award