New fellows at bioengineering institute
Drew Endy, Michael Moseley and Fan Yang have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s college of fellows, which is composed of distinguished medical and biological engineers.
New director of Biodesign Center
Makower will take over leadership of the center, which is dedicated to training people to be health-technology innovators, in the summer.
Brain implants steady artist’s hand
Thanks to deep brain stimulation, an artist stricken with a common but lesser known neurological disorder called essential tremor can paint again with a steady hand.
Smartwatch can detect early signs of illness
Stanford Medicine scientists have devised a smartwatch-based “alarm system” that goes off when it detects signs of infection.
Emergency-use authorization for COVID-19 self-test kit
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…
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