According to a March perspective piece by three Stanford researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine, while there is tremendous potential for machine learning to aid in expanded electronic records, efficient data-mining and health monitoring, there are also relevant challenges that may hinder the efficacy of machine learning systems in medical practice.
In its Thursday meeting, the Faculty Senate approved a permanent implementation of the principal investigator (PI) waiver program at the Stanford School of Medicine, which will allow post-doctoral students who aren’t typically eligible to become PIs—University-funded lead researchers in medical school projects—to apply for waivers to achieve this opportunity.
I’ve been fascinated by this new genre — of sorts — of plays that aren’t quite science fiction, but aren’t quite in the realm of what we might see as traditional stories involving science — that is, their narratives center around science as a tool and as an anchoring point.
The scholarship, awarded in honor of former U.S. President Harry Truman, recognizes students across the country who plan to pursue careers in public service. It awards them $30,000 to put towards graduate education. Andraka was one of fifty-nine Truman Scholars who were selected from a pool of more than 750 students nominated by their institutions.
Three Stanford students are among 10 Hertz Scholars nationwide: Sarah Hooper, a first-year PhD student, William Kuszmaul ‘18 and Ethan Sussman ‘18.
Tad and Dianne Taube donated $20 million to support the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s new main building, which opened in December 2017. With this most recent gift, the Taubes have in total donated $35 million to Packard Children’s and are now one of the hospital’s top five donors.
Health4TheWorld is the first nonprofit of its kind to use machine learning to provide treatment tools and educate health care professionals in under-resourced regions.
The feature “On this day in Stanford history” details unusual or humorous events that occurred on the same date or week in past years from The Daily archives.