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Stanford’s endowment shows upward growth

Due to generous donors, increased property values and positive returns, Stanford University’s endowment has increased by 3.6 percent over the past year. According to results released by the Stanford Management Company (SMC), the final sum for 2015 amounts to $22.2 billion, as of August 31, 2015 when the fiscal year concluded.

Hoover Neuroscience Health Center to open this winter under Renewal Project

The Hoover Neuroscience Health Center will open this winter as the first building to be finished under the Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, organized by the Planning, Designing and Construction Department (PDCD) at Stanford. As a part of the Renewal Project, Stanford Health Care, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Welch Road utilities and the Hoover Medical Campus will be renovated as well.

Stanford receives grant to join NIH’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network

On July 1, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Stanford a $7.2-million grant as part of a continued effort to diagnose mystery diseases. The University will serve as one of several new clinical sites in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), a program which, according to its website, aims to find diagnoses and treatments for patients who are undiagnosed despite having received prior evaluations.