App for studying peripheral artery disease
Researchers hope people who have the condition will download the app and enroll in a study that will provide insights into patterns of the disease’s progression and may point toward new methods of treatment.
Grant Writing Academy honored
A Stanford Biosciences program employs peer mentors to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars improve their grant-writing skills. Its annual proposal boot camp begins Sept. 26.
Wernig, Prakash named Faculty Scholars
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation selected 84 young scientists who will receive five-year grants to support their work.
Prakash wins prestigious MacArthur grant
The bioengineer develops novel tools for “frugal science” — inexpensive devices that can be used to tackle global health problems and that also aim to democratize access to scientific experience.
Stanford will be part of Biohub
Faculty from Stanford, UC-Berkeley and UCSF will receive grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to study biotechnology.
Student dies in climbing accident
Aspiring immunologist Maria Birukova was an experienced mountaineer, and was studying ways to treat with chronic wounds. She died on Sept. 18.
Program launched to train physician assistants
Students in the program will train alongside medical students in clinical care and coursework, as well as pursue an area of scholarly concentration.
Project to explore wellness
An international clinical research project that Stanford launched on Sept. 12 aims to find out how to enhance health and overall wellness.
Pediatric cancer grants announced
Kara Davis, Melissa Mavers and Liora Schultz awarded St. Baldrick’s Foundation grants.
Common molecular pathology in Parkinson’s
Intracellular defects that lead to cells’ failure to decommission faulty “power packs” known as mitochondria cause nerve cells to die, triggering the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.