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Stanford-led team receives $10 million award for myosin research

by Bruce Goldman on June 25, 2019 3:41 pm
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team of scientists led by School of Medicine researchers JAMES SPUDICH, professor of biochemistry, and DANIEL BERNSTEIN, professor of pediatrics, that will try to gain insights into a common cause of heart failure. Co-investigators on the grant… Read more Stanford-led team receives $10 million award for myosin research
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
Provost Persis Drell

Provost Persis Drell will address medical school graduates

by Stanford Medicine on April 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Provost PERSIS DRELL, the James and Anna Marie Spilker Professor and professor of physics and of materials science and engineering, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the School of Medicine’s diploma ceremony on June 15. Drell is a physicist who has served on the Stanford faculty since 2002. She is the former dean of… Read more Provost Persis Drell will address medical school graduates
Michael Longaker

Surgeon goes from March Madness to medicine with help from mentors

by Rachel Baker on March 27, 2019 2:43 pm
Each year, 68 college basketball teams are chosen to compete in the sudden-death tournament known as March Madness, which involves a frenzy of brackets, betting and behind-the-boss’s-back game watching. In 1979, 40 years ago, MICHAEL LONGAKER was part of the March Madness as a guard for Michigan State in its NCAA championship win over Indiana… Read more Surgeon goes from March Madness to medicine with help from mentors
Andrew Huberman

Neurobiologist using Instagram to educate the public about 'amazing' neuroscience

by Jennifer Huber on March 5, 2019 2:36 pm
Neurobiology professor ANDREW HUBERMAN has set out to educate the public about exciting discoveries in neuroscience using Instagram. Huberman’s sights are high: he pledged to post on Instagram one-minute educational videos about neuroscience an average of five times per week for an entire year. His efforts have garnered about 8,000 followers so far. Many come… Read more Neurobiologist using Instagram to educate the public about 'amazing' neuroscience
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
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
Nick Love

Mixed-media mosaics of the human body, inspired by Frankenstein

by Kris Newby on April 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Check out artistic interpretations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at the International Health Humanities Consortium Conference April 20-22 at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. Frankenstein-related events have been held throughout this academic year commemorating the 200th anniversary of the novel and noting its relevance to modern ethical dilemmas. The events have included a… Read more Mixed-media mosaics of the human body, inspired by Frankenstein
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Faculty members elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

by Stanford School of Medicine on March 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Four Stanford Medicine faculty members were elected to the American Society for Clinical Medicine, an honor society of clinician-researchers founded in 1908. They will be inducted in April in Chicago. The society adds fewer than 80 new members each year, and new members must be younger than 50 years old. The new members from Stanford are: PAUL… Read more Faculty members elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation