Stanford’s off-campus engagement was a central theme of its Board of Trustees’ Feb. 11 and 12 meetings.
On Oct. 2, developmental biology assistant professor Alistair Boettiger and psychiatry and behavioral sciences assistant professor Manish Saggar received the National Institute of Health (NIH)’s New Innovator Award to fund their respective research projects on genome folding and the computational methods for understanding the human brain.
Steven Artandi, M.D., Ph.D. was appointed director of the Stanford Cancer Institute — an initiative that aims to improve cancer treatment at Stanford — on Oct. 1. He was previously a professor of medicine and biochemistry at the School of Medicine and will succeed outgoing director Beverly Mitchell, M.D., who has led the Institute for the past 10 years.
When Robbie Barrat isn’t conducting research at the Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, he spends his spare time training neural networks to create art.
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.
On Thursday evening, Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, spoke to an audience at Berg Hall as the capstone to a symposium sponsored by Stanford Medicine and the Rambam Health Care Campus. The talk, while open to the public, was mostly attended by attendees of the symposium, a handful of graduate…
Earlier this year, Tad and Dianne Taube Philanthropies donated $14.5 million for research initiatives on addiction and concussion in youth in the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. $9.5 million of Taube’s donation will launch the Tad and Dianne Taube Youth Addiction Initiative, led by Laura Roberts, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine. The other $5 million will initiate the Taube Stanford Concussion Collaborative to address concussion and addiction at its earliest onset in children.
The brain of Stephen Paddock, the main suspect in the brutal mass shootings in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, was sent to the Stanford School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology for forensic analysis last week following the Clark County Coroner’s autopsy which reported that no tumors or abnormalities were present.