Event will focus on compassion in health care
A Nov. 1 panel discussion featuring Dean Lloyd Minor, Charles Prober, Dale Beatty and Mickey Trockel will examine strategies for fostering compassion in health care.
Stanford leader, donor John Freidenrich dies
A Stanford alumnus and a successful investor, Freidenrich served as chair of the university’s board of trustees and on the boards of the two Stanford hospitals during his decades-long involvement with the university.
Learning to speak the brain’s language
Brain-machine interfaces now treat neurological disease and change the way people with paralysis interact with the world. Improving those devices depends on getting better at translating the language of the brain.
Should researchers seek to enhance the brain?
As scientists get better at interpreting the language of the brain, they get closer to not just treating disease, but also enhancing our senses and our intellects. Should they go there?…
New biomedical research building planned
The Biomedical Innovation Building will be the first in a sequence of new buildings that eventually will replace the outdated complex comprising the Grant, Alway, Lane and Edwards buildings.
Diabetes center gets $7.7 million
With the grant, Stanford joins 16 other federal research centers across the country dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Two professors elected to medical academy
Howard Chang and Tirin Moore are among the 70 new members and 10 new international members announced Oct. 16 by the academy.
Empowering women to lead global health
More than 400 people from around the world gathered at Stanford to discuss the dearth of women in global-health leadership positions and to begin a movement to fill the gap.
Fixing hearts of infants with genetic defects
Infants with the genetic disorders trisomy 13 or 18 are more likely to survive if they undergo heart surgery, a study from researchers at Stanford and the University of Arkansas has found.
Conference addresses physician burnout
Speakers at a conference agreed that administrative requirements contribute to physician unhappiness, but they also blamed a toxic culture in many health care organizations.