How border separations can traumatize kids
Unplanned separation from parents is among the most damaging events a young child can experience, according to trauma research. A Stanford expert explains how it can hurt kids’ development.
Providing messages of support to refugees
A group of Stanford medical students is helping organize a campaign to send letters to Syrian refugees living in Jordan.
Podcast: Addressing mental illness in California
The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission was formed to oversee the expansion and transformation of the state’s county mental-health service systems.
PTSD changes brains of boys, girls differently
A brain region that integrates emotions and actions appears to undergo accelerated maturation in adolescent girls with PTSD, but not in boys with the condition, a Stanford study has found.
Faculty named endowed professors
Victor Carrion and Kari Nadeau have been appointed to endowed professorships at the School of Medicine.
Stanford Medicine reports on childhood health
The fall issue traces the lasting repercussions of early trauma and disease. Also included is an interview with former President Jimmy Carter on global discrimination against women and girls.
Conversation on school-to-prison pipeline Oct. 23
Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith, whose latest work is called The Pipeline Project, will be in conversation with psychiatrist Victor Carrion, MD, an expert on childhood stress and trauma.
How contagious pathogens could lead to nuke-level casualties
What if nuclear bombs could reproduce? Get your hands on one today, and in a week's time you've got a few dozen.
5 Questions: Carrion on how news about violence affects kids
Grim images of gun incidents spanning from Newtown, Conn.
Six seed grants for community research
Six research teams that will work together with community agencies to conduct health research have received a total of $75,000 in seed grant funds from Spectrum, which oversees Stanford's Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH.