New look for continuing medical education courses
The medical school is debuting new online continuing medical education courses that show how information freed from words-only presentation can be an effective medical education tool.
Deisseroth wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize for leading role in optogenetics development
Initiated in 2013 by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, the annual award — the world’s largest in dollar terms — honors pioneers in life sciences, fundamental physics and mathematics.
Rocket scientists bring expertise to analyzing breath of sick children
Three rocket-combustion experts teamed up with a pediatrician to engineer a breath analyzer for diseases — a goal that many have tried and failed to reach.
Story of family's tumor donation inspires more donations
With the donated tissue, a Stanford team has created the first cell line and mouse model of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a deadly tumor.
Bad for the bone: The toll of childhood chronic disease
A Stanford researcher is working to prevent early osteoporotic fractures in those who have withstood childhood chronic diseases.
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery celebrates 50 years
An iconoclastic approach to training residents, championed by the division’s founder, made a lasting impact on the field.
Experts debate public health consequences of e-cigarettes
Panelists debated whether e-cigarettes could help long-time smokers quit combustible cigarettes, or whether the devices could help make smoking seem like a normal activity again.
New bioengineering major off to its first year
From its outset, Stanford sought to imbue the Bioengineering Department with the different but essential traditions of the School of Engineering and School of Medicine.
Green Button: The promise of personalizing medical practice guidelines in real time
For most patients, treatment guidelines are fuzzy at best and, at worst, nonexistent, forcing clinicians to rely on educated guesswork. But thanks to advances in computation, data processing and telecommunication, that may be about to change.
From bedside to patient: An Ebola survivor's odyssey
Ian Crozier, MD, a physician volunteer in West Africa, recounted his story of surviving the Ebola virus and the complications that ensued.
Who's hungry? You can't tell by looking, pediatricians say
During the 2010 recession, pediatrician Lisa Chamberlain learned that 50 to 60 percent of families seen at the Ravenswood Family Health Center were struggling to pay rent and buy food.
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.