Virtual reality helps young patients cope
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is one of the first hospitals in the country to begin implementing distraction-based VR therapy within every patient unit.
Nearly all microbes inside unknown to science
A Stanford survey of DNA fragments circulating in the blood suggests the microbes living within us are vastly more diverse than previously known. In fact, 99 percent of that DNA has never been seen before.
New medical students have diverse backgrounds
Stanford's Office of MD Admissions looks for applicants with the potential to shine in the classroom and the clinic, as well as with the qualities of a future leader in health care.
Physician-assistant students welcomed
Stanford’s new 30-month program emphasizes training for physician assistants alongside medical students for coursework and clinical care.
Falkow’s legacy of mentorship
The legendary microbe hunter has helped launch the careers of more than 100 scientists, including those of several Stanford faculty members.
Course spreads the gospel of microfluidics
Tiny devices could help scientists study coral bleaching, parasites, molecular biology and more, but few scientists know how to use them. A new course aimed to change that by pairing students with labs looking for help.
Scar painter Ted Meyer visiting Stanford
Painter Ted Meyer makes art from scars and helps medical students remember that patients are people. He’ll be at Stanford Aug. 14-17.
Following footsteps to obesity clues
Stanford researchers collected motion data from smartphones as a way to measure activity across hundreds of thousands of people to help figure out why obesity is a bigger problem in some countries than others.
Siblings get double-lung transplants
David Diaz, 9, who has cystic fibrosis, received a pair of new lungs three years after his sister, who also has CF, underwent a double-lung transplantation.
Mike Baiocchi wins Rosenkranz Prize
A Stanford Medicine statistician and his team are conducting a large, randomized trial to gather quantitative evidence about the effectiveness of a rape-prevention program in Africa.
Virtual tour of the brain
Stanford Medicine is using a new software system that combines imaging from MRIs, CT scans and angiograms to create a three-dimensional model that physicians and patients can see and manipulate — just like a virtual reality game.
Leading in Precision Health
Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health, defining and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise.
A Legacy of Innovation
Stanford Medicine's unrivaled atmosphere of breakthrough thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration has fueled a long history of achievements.