Big data conference set for May 23-24
The two-day conference will feature leaders from academia, government and industry who harness immense data sets to more precisely predict, diagnose and treat disease.
Students chosen as 2018 Soros Fellows
Three School of Medicine students were selected to receive a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which supports graduate education for immigrants and the children of immigrants.
Berg to speak at med school graduation
The world-renowned biochemist, Nobel laureate, educator and advocate for scientific freedom will speak at the School of Medicine’s commencement on June 16.
Altered immune cells attack brain tumor
In mice, a fatal brainstem tumor was cleared by injecting it with engineered T cells that recognized the cancer and targeted it for destruction. The Stanford discovery is moving to human trials.
Faculty elected to AIMBE
Seven School of Medicine faculty members are among the new class of inductees to the AIMBE College of Fellows.
Fitness lowers genetic risk of heart disease
In an observational study of almost a half-million participants, Stanford researchers discovered an association between high fitness levels and low heart disease, even among those at genetic risk.
Provost, dean discuss long-range planning
The provost and the medical school’s dean discussed the university’s long-range planning process and how it aligns with Stanford Medicine’s integrated strategic plan.
Tobacco products sold on Facebook
Several Facebook policies bar tobacco sales and promotion on the platform, but Stanford researchers found brands and vendors marketing their products through unpaid content.
Art inspired by Frankenstein
Eight-foot-tall mosaic monsters lay on top of the complete text of Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel about the unintended consequences of heedless scientific ambition.
New endowed professors named
Four faculty members at the School of Medicine have been appointed to endowed professorships.