A Message from the Dean of Research

Dean Ann Arvin

Stanford research is truly remarkable in both its breadth and depth. Stanford's research programs reflect the expertise, creativity and initiative of the faculty who set the research agenda, and who have a long tradition of engaging with their colleagues and students to work across disciplines. New initiatives continue to break down academic boundaries and bring together collaborative teams of experts to address major societal issues, such as those related to human health, environmental sustainability, and international peace and security. This portal highlights some examples of innovative basic and applied research at Stanford, holding the promise of new solutions to these problems for the 21st century. The links also provide access to Stanford's policies and procedures related to its research mission.


Ann Arvin, the Lucile Salter Packard Professor in Pediatrics and professor of microbiology and immunology, is the vice provost and dean of research at Stanford University. Dr. Arvin is a graduate of Brown University, holds a masters degree in philosophy from Brandeis University and received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. Her clinical field is pediatric infectious diseases and her laboratory research is in virology. After completing postdoctoral training at Stanford, she joined the faculty in 1978. She has served Stanford University and its School of Medicine in numerous positions of responsibility. Her appointment as vice provost was effective Nov. 1, 2006. In 2009, Dean Arvin was named as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and in 2012 she was named a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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