Herbert Schwartz, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford’s School of Medicine, died on Nov. 13 at the age of 89. Schwartz and his colleagues were instrumental in founding the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in 1991.
Two years ago, Tom Camenzind ’16 was a sophomore at Stanford studying computer science. He had a 4.0 GPA and summer job offers from Facebook and Dropbox. According to him, his “medical history was a clean slate.”
Two researchers from the Stanford School of Medicine have made breakthrough discoveries about heart cells that could aid scientists hoping to test drugs on lab-grown human heart cells. They have found that heart cells grown from stem cells require tension to develop properly and that cells grown in a long, thin shape will contract more strongly.
Stanford Health Care announced that its CEO and president, Amir Dan Rubin, will be leaving the organization at the end of the year to join UnitedHealth Group’s Optum health service platform as executive vice president.
Dennis Wall, associate professor of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, is leading the “largest-ever collaborative, open-access repository of bioinformatic data on autism.” According to Wall, his goal is to figure out what causes autism and find ways to develop therapy techniques for the condition.
Recently, the National Institute of Health (NIH) gave Stanford the final notice of a $7.3 million award to fund an Alzheimer’s Research Center, one of more than two dozen centers that have been established and funded by the NIH as part of an attempt to advance research about Alzheimer’s disease.
A recent study led by Stanford School of Medicine scientists has found that CT scans can cause cellular damage, with the main concern being cancer.
An international team of researchers has found evidence that the GlaxoSmithKline Pandemrix flu vaccination – which was widely distributed during the 2009 swine flu pandemic – may have caused rare cases of narcolepsy.