Stanford to collaborate on Apple Heart Study
The study will make use of an app to determine whether the Apple Watch’s heart-rate sensor can help detect a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation.
At town hall, it’s all about the money
The event was an opportunity for employees to learn more about the financial state of the School of Medicine, as well as to ask questions about it.
Cancer research funds awarded
Maximilian Diehn, Sanjiv “Sam” Gambhir, Ash Alizadeh and Young-Jun Jeon will work on “dream teams” aiming to improve detection of cancer.
Scientists awarded grant for autism study
The grant will help Stanford investigators find out if variants in many different autism-linked genes trigger the condition by affecting molecular pathways and cellular processes.
BioSci Careers expands programs
The School of Medicine is providing new resources to graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral scholars headed not only into academic careers, but also jobs in government, industry and the nonprofit sector.
Initiative for brain health launched
Brainstorm’s first event featured a competition between researchers who designed virtual-reality products for diagnosing and treating mental illness.
Center to support cancer immunotherapy
Stanford is one of four institutions to receive National Cancer Institute funding to analyze patients’ immune function and tumor profiles as part of a public-private partnership to accelerate cancer therapies.
Event will focus on compassion in health care
A Nov. 1 panel discussion featuring Dean Lloyd Minor, Charles Prober, Dale Beatty and Mickey Trockel will examine strategies for fostering compassion in health care.
Diabetes center gets $7.7 million
With the grant, Stanford joins 16 other federal research centers across the country dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Two professors elected to medical academy
Howard Chang and Tirin Moore are among the 70 new members and 10 new international members announced Oct. 16 by the academy.
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