• A kit that allows individuals to collect their own nasal swabs and ship the specimens to a lab for COVID-19 testing received an emergency-use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

  • New members of National Academy of Medicine

    Laurence Baker, Jeffrey Goldberg, Steven Goodman, Fei-Fei Li and Hannah Valantine are among the 90 regular members and 10 international members elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine.

  • Teaching anatomy with virtual reality

    This fall, Stanford Medicine educators will teach anatomy to medical students in Kenya using virtual reality. The effort is part of a pilot project to educate medical students in under-resourced schools.

  • Digital coach increases walking

    A virtual adviser can help older adults become more physically active, a Stanford Medicine study reports.

  • New program in clinical informatics management

    The School of Medicine is launching a yearlong master’s program for medical and other professionals who want to improve health care with management skills and technology.

  • Pediatric surgeon receives top award

    Thomas Krummel was recognized for his contributions to improving the lives of the smallest and sickest children.

  • Deisseroth awarded Heineken Prize

    Karl Deisseroth was awarded the prize for developing optogenetics, which enables remote manipulation of nerve cells using light, and hydrogel-tissue chemistry, which lets light and molecular probes travel through biological tissue…

  • Grant to study digital heart-health tools

    The award will fund a research program for heart-health technology and a clinical trial for treating hypertension in black and Hispanic participants and in drivers for ride-hailing companies.

  • COVID-19 patient care via iPad

    Isolated COVID-19 patients benefit from interaction via iPad in Stanford Health Care’s Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department.

  • COVID-19 survey launched

    A Stanford Medicine survey that aims to help researchers understand how COVID-19 is affecting people’s lives has been built into a smartphone app designed to screen patients at coronavirus testing sites.

  • Building rapid-response ventilators

    An effort to design and build simplified ventilators for patients with severe cases of COVID-19 is being led by researchers at Stanford.

  • Wearable devices for predicting illness?

    Researchers from Stanford Medicine and their collaborators aim to predict the onset of viral infection through data provided by wearable technology. What they need now are participants.