Bob Harrington named Provost and Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine
With mixed emotions, we are writing to share that Stanford School of Medicine Department of Medicine Chair Bob Harrington, MD, has been named provost for medical affairs of Cornell University and the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Harrington joined Stanford Medicine nearly 11 years ago and has made an indelible impact on our community – furthering the preeminence of our Department of Medicine, authoring groundbreaking research, and championing inclusion, diversity, and health equity. Read more about Dr. Harrington's transition.
May 23 - Marinkovich on a new gene therapy gel in "90 Seconds with Lisa Kim"
Researchers find that a gel tested in patients with a life-threatening blistering skin disease helps wounds heal. Watch the video.
May 17 - Ashley Jowell and Praveen Kalra on Heartbeats and Hiccups
A Stanford Medicine medical student and anesthesiologist discuss how to prepare physicians in the face of climate change. Watch the video.
May 17 - Partnering for health equity and global health education
A shared commitment to building health care capacity on the African continent and fostering global health equity has brought together Stanford Medicine faculty and the leaders of a new and growing medical school in Rwanda. Learn more.
May 16 - 2023 Amy J. Blue Award winners announced
Three Stanford employees are recipients of the 2023 Amy J. Blue Award, which recognizes staff for their exceptional contributions to the university, passion for their work, and support for their colleagues. Read more.
Feb. 15, 2023 - Ways to support earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria
We have compiled some resources to support the relief efforts, as well as information on how Stanford Medicine is helping and related news. Learn more on StanfordMed TODAY.
April 4, 2022 - Stanford Medicine resources in support of Ukraine
We want to acknowledge those who have reached out about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the country’s rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation. Please refer to this list if you are seeking ways to support Ukraine, created by our colleagues at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health.
Feb. 7, 2022 - One-stop resource: respiratory illness-related updates
This one-stop shop has been curated for Stanford Medicine employees to reference the latest COVID-19 testing, isolation and booster updates. Please use this page to find the most current information.
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The Marc and Laura Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department at Stanford Medicine opened in 2022. This child-centered space puts young ones at ease while advanced care is delivered.
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The solution to the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer could lie in every man’s genome. Stanford Medicine researchers take a step toward genetically personalized cancer screening.
William Robinson, who made fundamental hepatitis B discoveries, dies at 89
Hard-driving molecular virologist who used ‘advanced chemistry to unlock the tightly held secrets of viruses’ was also a hearty mountain man, scaling peaks in Alaska and Nepal.
Screening everyone 35 and older for chronic kidney disease would save lives
Many people don’t know they have chronic kidney disease until it progresses. A new study by Stanford Medicine researchers finds that screening would increase life expectancy in a cost-effective way.
Diversity and inclusion forum emphasizes the power of communication
At the 2023 Stanford Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Forum, speakers emphasized communication that destigmatizes the patient, empowers frontline workers and supports non-English speaking patients.
Genes linked to familial brain cancer identified in Stanford Medicine-led study
An international effort led by a Stanford Medicine researcher finds more than 50 genes linked to glioma — a rare brain cancer. Although most gliomas are sporadic, a minority are inherited.
Researchers treat depression by reversing brain signals traveling the wrong way
A new study led by Stanford Medicine researchers is the first to reveal how magnetic stimulation treats severe depression: by correcting the abnormal flow of brain signals.