The National Institute on Aging has awarded a $15 million grant to the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The award is a five-year renewal of a $7.3 million grant the institute provided to the center in 2015. The Stanford-based center’s affiliated faculty and staff, aided by more than 400 volunteers, conduct research on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and related disorders.
The Stanford School of Medicine has received a five-year, $53 million grant renewal from the Clinical and Translational Science Award Program. With the grant renewal, Stanford will continue to collaborate with a national network of medical research institutions on sharing resources and improving the processes that enable research discoveries to become medical treatments and cures.
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team of scientists led by School of Medicine researchers that will try to gain insights into a common cause of heart failure.
The School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the Stanford Diabetes Research Center. With the grant, Stanford joins 16 other federal research centers across the country dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diabetes. The five-year, $7.7 million grant will be used to provide support for the research, training and clinical activities of the center’s 90 members, which include faculty from the schools of Medicine, of Engineering and of Arts and Sciences.
The Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity (SPHERE) Center received a 5-year, $11.5 million grant to precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved ethnic and racial groups. The SPHERE Center will be one of the first national centers focused on using precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved ethnic and racial groups.