Community Announcements

Daniel Rubin invited to participate in cohort 5 of SMLA 

February 28, 2022. We are delighted to announce that DBDS faculty researcher Daniel Rubin has been invited to participate in cohort 5 of the Stanford Medicine Leadership Academy (SMLA). SMLA supports Stanford Medicine’s vision by strengthening the capacity of faculty to shape their future through ethical influencing and effective change management.

DBDS researchers receive a 2022 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Award

February 15, 2022. DBDS researchers Ruishan Liu (first author, pictured here), Ying Lu, James Zou and colleagues have been named recipients of a 2022 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Award, for their Nature publication entitled "Evaluating eligibility criteria of oncology trials using real-world data and AI." The research study will be honored at an awards gala, to be held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago on April 19, 2022. These awards identify and celebrate major advances in the biomedical field resulting from the nation’s investment in health and welfare. 

Ying Lu & Stanford DBDS colleagues win UCB-Stanford Industrial Relation & Digital Health Research Award

February 14, 2022. Ying Lu [pictured here], together with visiting scholar Ruben van Eijk and Tze Lai and Lu Tian of the Department of Biomedical Data Science and the Center for Innovative Study Design, plus Lorene Nelson of Epidemiology and the Center for Population Health Sciences, have recently won an award from UC Berkeley-Stanford Industrial Relations & Digital Health Research Project Solicitations on their proposed project, "Integrating Real World Evidence from Concurrent Registries into ALS Clinical Trials." This award paves the way for software development and training for industry users. 

Teri Klein named AAAS Fellow 

January 26, 2022. DBDS faculty researcher Teri Klein is one of "Nine researchers from Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory [who] have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS describes their Fellows as 'a distinguished cadre of scientists, engineers and innovators who have been recognized for their achievements across disciplines ranging from research, teaching and technology, to administration in academia, industry and government, to excellence in communicating and interpreting science to the public.'" Dr Klein is being recognized for her work in the "development, implementation and leadership of the PharmGKB resource, a database providing information about how human genetic variation affects response to medications."

Aaron Newman, Serena Yeung & James Zou named Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators

January 11, 2022. DBDS faculty researchers Aaron Newman, Serena Yeung, and James Zou have been selected to join the second cohort of scientists to be named Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators following a competition for individual awards. (The first competition for individual awards was held in 2016, for awards beginning 2017, and a competition for team-based awards was held in 2018.) The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator Program, open to faculty from Stanford University, UC San Francisco, and UC Berkeley, funds innovative, visionary research with the goal of building and sustaining an engaged, interactive, and collaborative community of researchers that spans across disciplines and across the three campuses to help solve critical challenges in biomedicine.

Julia Palacios receives an NSF Career Award

January 10, 2022. DBDS faculty researcher Julia Palacios has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award for support of the project entitled "CAREER: New Statistical Approaches for Studying Evolutionary Processes: Inference, Attribution and Computation." The award period will be from February 1, 2022 through January 31, 2027. 

Associate Chair Chiara Sabatti graduated from Stanford Medicine Leadership Academy

November 12, 2021. DBDS Associate Chair of Education & Training, Chiara Sabatti, graduated from the Stanford Medicine Leadership Academy (SMLA). This supports Stanford Medicine’s vision by strengthening the capacity of faculty to shape their future through ethical influencing and effective change management. 

DBDS on Diversity

We are committed to our historical and ongoing mission to use biomedical data science to improve human health. A cornerstone of this mission is diversity, reflected in embracing a breadth of complementary research interests, research styles, and a diverse and inclusive community. DBDS recognizes that we have significant work to do in shaping our future as we work towards achieving justice, equity, diversity and inclusion throughout our work and operations, our research and activities, and our professional relationships and partnerships.

Stanford's Land Acknowledgment Statement

Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and make visible the University’s relationship to Native peoples.

This acknowledgment has been developed in collaboration with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe.