Three faculty members elected to Institute of Medicine
Ben Barres, Paul Khavari and Brian Kobilka were among those announced Oct. 20 as new members of the prestigious institute.
Efforts to refine tools for recording brain activity get $1 million boost
The grant was part of $46 million handed out by the National Institutes of Health to support the goals of its BRAIN Initiative.
Wernig wins stem cell prize, Giocomo named neuroscience investigator
The New York Stem Cell Foundation awarded pathologist Marius Wernig $200,000 to pursue stem cell research, and neurobiologist Lisa Giocomo $1.5 million to expand her lab and train other scientists.
Stanford scientists awarded $18 million to accelerate rheumatoid arthritis, lupus research
P.J. Utz and William Robinson will spearhead efforts to accelerate research on two immune disorders: rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
Researchers awarded $12 million to study traumatic brain injury
The Department of Defense-funded consortium led by Jamshid Ghajar will work to establish rigorous, evidence-based diagnosis and treatment guidelines for brain trauma.
Sky-high health-care costs focus of Oct. 28 forum
New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal and Stanford’s Douglas Owens will discuss the causes of and potential solutions to the high cost of American health care.
Stevenson becomes school’s senior associate dean for maternal and child health
David Stevenson, MD, will help lead the School of Medicine’s collaborative efforts in caring for expectant mothers, infants and children.
Palliative-care specialist, cancer patient to discuss end-of-life considerations
The Jonathan J. King Lecture on Oct. 21 will feature a conversation between palliative-care expert Timothy Quill, MD, and neurosurgeon and cancer patient Paul Kalanithi, MD.
Gibbs appointed associate dean for medical school admissions
Iris Gibbs, MD, has stepped in as associate dean for medical school admissions, replacing Gabriel Garcia, MD, who served for 15 years in the post.
Cyclists to participate in Sept. 27 ride benefitting cancer detection research
Proceeds from the Canary Challenge, a fundraising bike ride, will benefit the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection.
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