Tag: School of Medicine

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
Tessier-Lavigne

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne talks to fellow first-gen students

by Tracie White on September 18, 2017 4:12 pm
As the first in his family to attend college, ALVARO AMORIN was forced to tackle many challenges on his own. His parents, who immigrated to the United States from Peru when he was 12, didn’t have the experience needed to help answer his many questions about college, starting with how to apply. “I wasn’t really… Read more President Marc Tessier-Lavigne talks to fellow first-gen students
Samuel Cheshier

Samuel Cheshier receives funding from St. Baldrick's Foundation

by Kate Chesley on July 25, 2017 2:33 pm
Pediatric neurosurgeon SAMUEL CHESHIER, assistant professor of neurosurgery, has been awarded continued funding from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to assist in his research on malignant brain tumors in children. Malignant primary brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children and are a leading cause of death. Cheshier, the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation St.… Read more Samuel Cheshier receives funding from St. Baldrick's Foundation
Augustus White

Surgeon-scientist Augustus White to speak at Medical School diploma ceremony

by Tracie White on April 21, 2017 2:09 pm
AUGUSTUS WHITE III, the first African American to graduate from Stanford School of Medicine, will be this year’s speaker at the school’s diploma ceremony. Throughout his career as an orthopedic surgeon and scientist, White has remained a pioneer and role model for underrepresented minorities in the medical profession. His early interest in orthopedics stemmed from… Read more Surgeon-scientist Augustus White to speak at Medical School diploma ceremony
Raheem, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan

Students organize to send letters of support to Syrian refugees

by Ruthann Richter on April 11, 2017 4:49 pm
In the video, RANEEM, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, is shown reading aloud a letter of support from a staff member at the School of Medicine. The 18-year-old woman, wearing a black head scarf and plaid dress, pauses at one point, bows her head and wipes away tears. “She gave me motivation and hope,”… Read more Students organize to send letters of support to Syrian refugees
Match Day

After years of preparation, Stanford medical students 'match' to residency programs

by Tracie White on March 21, 2017 3:14 pm
At 8:55 a.m., as NURIEL MOGHAVEM got up from his table to accept the sealed, red envelope with his future hidden inside, his two younger brothers punched him in the shoulder — for luck. The neurologist-in-training was, for the moment, at loose ends. “Oh yeah, now I’m nervous,” said Moghavem, taking deep breaths and staring… Read more After years of preparation, Stanford medical students 'match' to residency programs
Mark Cullen

Stanford joins the University of California BRAID health-research alliance

by Kris Newby on March 15, 2017 3:12 pm
Stanford has joined five University of California campuses in a consortium dedicated to removing administrative barriers to sharing research resources, talent, productivity tools and bioinformatics expertise. Leaders of the consortium say that by making it easier for research teams to leverage specialized resources and experts across member institutions, overhead costs can be reduced and health… Read more Stanford joins the University of California BRAID health-research alliance