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A former pro pitcher takes the field in Stanford’s physician assistant program

by Mandy Erickson on September 16, 2020 4:13 pm
From age 5 to 24, PATRICK LOWERY was a ballplayer. Drafted after his senior year at Columbia University, he pitched for a couple of years in the Los Angeles Angels farm system, including for the Burlington Bees in Iowa, the Inland Empire 66ers in California and the Orem Owlz in Utah.But a baseball career didn’t… Read more A former pro pitcher takes the field in Stanford’s physician assistant program

Stanford Health Care, Packard Children’s receive environmental awards

by Stanford Medicine on July 20, 2020 4:00 pm
Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford each received an Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainability in the health care industry. 2020 is the fourth consecutive year Stanford Health Care has received this award. “We are excited to receive this honor and pleased to be recognized for our sustainable practices,” said… Read more Stanford Health Care, Packard Children’s receive environmental awards

Thomas Krummel receives top national honor in pediatric surgery

by Elizabeth Valente on July 19, 2020 1:12 pm
THOMAS KRUMMEL, the Emile Holman Professor in Surgery, Emeritus, and professor emeritus of pediatric surgery, has been named the 2020 recipient of the William E. Ladd Medal, the highest honor nationwide in pediatric surgery. Krummel was the surgeon-in-chief at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford from 2002 to 2016. At the Stanford School of Medicine, he served as program director… Read more Thomas Krummel receives top national honor in pediatric surgery

National Institute on Aging awards $15 million to Stanford’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

by Bruce Goldman on July 8, 2020 5:00 pm
The National Institute on Aging has awarded a $15 million grant to the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The award is a five-year renewal of a $7.3 million grant the institute provided to the center in 2015. More than 50 faculty and staff led by director VICTOR HENDERSON, professor of health research and policy and of neurology and neurological… Read more National Institute on Aging awards $15 million to Stanford’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $1.49 million to Stanford researchers

by Stanford Medicine on June 13, 2020 1:30 pm
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has awarded $1.49 million to research projects involving Stanford Medicine scientists who will investigate emerging ideas about the role of inflammation in disease. The grants will be awarded over a two-year period. CZI is a philanthropic organization established by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, in 2015. Following are short… Read more Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $1.49 million to Stanford researchers

Karl Deisseroth wins 2020 Heineken Prize for Medicine

by Bruce Goldman on June 3, 2020 3:45 pm
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded KARL DEISSEROTH, professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, its 2020 Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine. The $200,000 prize is given biennially in recognition of pioneering work in medicine to a researcher whose achievements have led or are expected to lead to an important application… Read more Karl Deisseroth wins 2020 Heineken Prize for Medicine

Roeland Nusse receives Canada’s Gairdner International Award

by Krista Conger on May 6, 2020 3:43 pm
ROELAND NUSSE, professor of developmental biology, has received Canada’s Gairdner International Award for his work on understanding the role of the Wnt signaling pathway in normal development and in cancer. The Wnt pathway is made up of proteins, including one called Wnt, that transmit signals from outside the cell to the inside to trigger biological functions… Read more Roeland Nusse receives Canada’s Gairdner International Award

Physician asks what if George Washington was shot during the Revolutionary War?

by Patricia Waldron on May 5, 2020 3:54 pm
If RONALD GIBBS, could step into an alternate timeline, he would trade his research and teaching in obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford Medicine to become a historian specializing in 18th-century American history. It wouldn’t be much of a leap. He has read extensively on the Revolutionary War, researched its grisly medical technology and collected maps from… Read more Physician asks what if George Washington was shot during the Revolutionary War?

Stanford Medicine educator Maya Adam's coronavirus videos go viral

by Stanford Medicine on May 4, 2020 3:31 pm
Two videos created by a Stanford Medicine educator MAYA ADAM are being used to teach people around the globe about how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Working on a video about how COVID-19 spreads, Adam aspired to produce something that would captivate people. A former ballet dancer, she knew the importance of holding… Read more Stanford Medicine educator Maya Adam's coronavirus videos go viral

Stanford Medicine awarded $2.5 million grant to investigate digital tools for heart health

by Tracie White on May 3, 2020 12:24 pm
The American Heart Association has awarded $2.5 million to Stanford Medicine’s Center for Digital Health to investigate how digital technology can improve cardiovascular health. “This grant will help promote our research into expanding the use of digital health care to help make medical decisions remotely,” said MINTU TURAKHIA, executive director of the center and associate professor of medicine. The grant will… Read more Stanford Medicine awarded $2.5 million grant to investigate digital tools for heart health