The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:
Stanford geneticist Carlos Bustamante named a MacArthur Fellow: Carlos Bustamante, PhD, a professor of genetics, was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" on Monday. Bustamante's research focuses on understanding the evolution and interactions of population genetics in humans, dogs and even plants and pathogens.
White House announces "Apps for Healthy Kids" winners: The White House awarded $60,000 in prizes to 12 winning teams in the "Apps for Healthy Kids" challenge on Wednesday. The $20,000 grand prize was awarded to a team of University of Southern California students for a game called Trainer.
Stanford building houses one of world's largest medical simulation facilities: In the latest issue of Inside Stanford Medicine, David Gaba, MD, associate dean for immersive and simulation-based learning, explains how the mock hospital on the ground level of Stanford's Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge will advance medical education for students and physicians.
Philanthropist Li Ka-shing helps dedicate Stanford's new medical education building: Li Ka-shing, the leading Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, visits Stanford for the dedication ceremony for the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge and shares the story of why he chose to help fund the new medical education building.
Are veterans with PTSD at higher risk for medical illnesses? A study lead by Susan M. Frayne, MD, Stanford researcher and associate professor of medicine at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, points to an association between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and additional medical illnesses.