On Wednesday, the Stanford School of Medicine held its inaugural LGBTQ+ Forum, aiming to establish a visible space for students, trainees, staff, faculty and alumni to discuss their stories about the LGBTQ+ community. Founded by Timothy Keyes, a fourth-year MD-Ph.D. student, the Forum is a collaboration between the School of Medicine, adult and children medical school hospitals and the wider campus community.
Odette Harris M.D. ’96 has made history by becoming America’s first African-American female professor of neurosurgery. Stanford’s department of neurosurgery announced her promotion on Tuesday.
Harris joins Lu Chen as the second female professor in the department of neurosurgery.
Featured in a recent National Public Radio (NPR) article about smartphone usage and addiction, psychiatrist Anna Lembke M.D. sat down with The Daily to discuss her clinical work and how it relates to the increasing prevalence of technology addiction.
Stanford Medicine will open a new Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine (CDCM) to treat people with genetic diseases using stem cells and gene therapies. The center is a joint-initiative with the school of medicine, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health.
A five-percent drop in measles vaccine coverage would triple the number of infections in children, according to Stanford researchers.
60,000 years ago, when humans were migrating northward from Africa into colder climates, a single-letter DNA switch–from a G to an A–proved to help humans brave more frigid temperatures. Stanford University researchers have found, however, that this genetic change has also brought decreased height and resulted in increased risk of arthritis 1.3 to 1.8-fold in Eurasian populations.
A new cell cutting device developed by Stanford scientists in the Tang Lab speeds up the cell division process and allows for research in cell repair. Implications of the device could lead to reducing the effects of cancer and degenerative diseases.
The Muslims and Mental Health Lab, founded in 2014, is the first and only of its kind in the nation and works to reduce stigma surrounding mental health, lack of health care providers specific to Muslim communities and lack of access to care.