Children in high-mortality hotspots
A new spatial analysis from Stanford shows that progress in combating child mortality has been highly uneven, even within countries where overall declines are substantial…
Dealing with discriminatory patients
As part of a study, more than a dozen physicians were asked how they would advise their trainees to respond to three scenarios of discrimination, as well as how they would respond themselves.
Fat cell-maturation hormone found
Mature fat cells produce a hormone that regulates the differentiation of nearby stem cells in response to glucocorticoid hormones and high-fat diets, Stanford researchers have found.
Three to receive Dean’s Medal
The medal honors individuals who have made scientific, medical, humanitarian, public service or other contributions that have significantly advanced the mission of the school.
Podcast: Opioid-free pain relief
In her new book, The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit: 10 Simple Steps to Ease Your Pain, Stanford pain psychologist Beth Darnall, PhD, outlines a plan to empower chronic pain sufferers to gain control over their pain.
Vantage Point: Growing up at Packard Children’s
Misty Blue Foster was born prematurely to a heroin-addicted mother, who died when Misty was 5. Suffering neglect in foster care, she nevertheless found kindness and encouragement at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Sylvester becomes associate dean
The pediatric surgeon and hospital leader will build support for Stanford’s clinical and translational research in child health.
Radiologist F. Graham Sommer dies
The professor emeritus of radiology was remembered for his commitment to research and mentoring, and his love of music.
Five faculty elected to medical academy
The academy elected Stanford faculty members Laura Carstensen, Christopher Garcia, Mark Krasnow, Mark Musen and Thomas Rando to its membership.
Dietary approach to depleting stem cells
A new study shows that a diet deficient in valine effectively depleted the blood stem cells in mice and made it possible to perform a blood stem cell transplantation on them.
Cardiovascular symposium Oct. 20
Registration for the free event, which is being jointly presented by the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and the Karolinska Institute, closes at noon Oct. 19.
Plans for the nation’s first hadron center for cancer therapy
Hadron therapy, which relies on beams of charged particles including protons and heavier ions such as carbon, is expected to increase cancer cure rates because it can be used to treat larger tumors or those resistant to conventional radiotherapy.
Podcast: Mental health in medical school
In a recent Washington Post column, Stanford psychiatry resident Ned Morris posed the question: What drives bright young people – medical students – to take their own lives? In this podcast, he discusses the stigma of mental health that is so pervasive in society today.
Leading in Precision Health
Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health, defining and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise.
A Legacy of Innovation
Stanford Medicine's unrivaled atmosphere of breakthrough thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration has fueled a long history of achievements.