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.
Amid concerns over rising healthcare costs, Stanford recently launched a new, low-cost healthcare option for its employees and their dependents with an extended open enrollment date until Nov. 19.
Stanford University and Stanford Hospital and Clinics have pledged $3.6 million over three years in grant funding to support student-initiated startup accelerator StartX, in a move accompanied by the creation of a venture fund that will invest exclusively in StartX firms.
An ongoing contract dispute between University hospitals and 2,700 nurses looks set to continue after nurses last week rejected a new contract agreement negotiated by the hospitals and union leaders earlier this month.
In an auditorium in the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge at Stanford Hospital, 13 custodians from the Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital and Clinics sit in a semicircle to talk. Some of them are new employees, hired just weeks ago. Others have been working at Stanford for 21, 27 or even 37 years. Whether they’re veterans or rookies, however, they all agree: There’s never been a worse time to be a custodian at the hospital.
Palo Alto resident Christopher Bui is suing the Stanford Blood Center because of an infection he said he acquired after donating blood on April 10, 2008.
After almost five years of planning, the University opened the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) last month. SCPKU, a $7 million project designed to strengthen ties with Peking University (PKU), builds off of a partnership between the two universities dating back to the 1970s, which has included joint academic ventures and a Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) established in 2004.
Using a vast database of electronic medical records, researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine were able to show “to a high level of statistical significance” that women report feeling pain more intensely than men regardless of the source of such pain, according to a medical school press release.