Following recommendations from their parents, a new generation of students is benefiting from the insights of Stanford sleep science pioneer William Dement.
Author: Mandy Erickson
Where COVID-19 walks in: Creating resilience in the emergency department
In the first post in the Voices of COVID series, Andra Blomkalns and Alison Kerr share how the emergency medicine team is rising to the challenge of COVID.
Lab scientists: Unseen, unsung heroes of the pandemic
Lab scientists in the Stanford Clinical Virology Lab, processing thousands of samples a day, fight the coronavirus pandemic behind the scenes.
Slogging through sewage in search of COVID-19
Environmental engineer Alexandria Boehm measures coronavirus in wastewater to determine if sewage testing can inform public health decisions about COVID-19.
Kudos for Stanford Hospital’s many technical innovations
A host of new technology at Stanford Hospital has earned the Healthcare and Life Sciences Eye on Innovation Award from Gartner, a research and advisory firm.
Persuading the public to take protective measures in the pandemic
Stanford Medicine's Recover, Restore and Re-open website offers guidance from physicians and scientists on living and working during a pandemic.
Stanford coach’s quest to save his brother: ‘God, I hope this works’
ESPN told the story of Stanford football coach David Shaw donating stem cells to save his brother, who had a rare form of lymphoma.
The power of animation: Two videos offer messages of hope during the pandemic
Two animated videos from Stanford Medicine aim to help people around the world who are struggling to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Circadian rhythms affect Olympic swim performance, study finds
Olympic swimmers race about 0.39 seconds faster in the evening than in the morning, and as insignificant as that fraction of a second may seem, …
As primary care visits go online, fewer patients are checked for heart disease risk
Stanford researchers found that the number of patients receiving blood pressure and cholesterol tests dropped as primary care visits went online.
Stanford physician pens children’s book on breathing
After noticing that young patients know little about their bodies, Stanford physician Diana Farid wrote a children's book explaining how our lungs work.
Life as a coronavirus contact tracer: “I highly recommend volunteering”
A Stanford Health Care librarian uses his tracking skills to stem the spread of the coronavirus as a volunteer contact tracer.
A former pro pitcher takes the field in Stanford’s physician assistant program
Physician assistant student Patrick Lowery discusses his former life as a professional pitcher and what made him decide to pursue a medical career.
Stanford physician-programmer creates Coders Against COVID
A Stanford anesthesiologist co-founded a volunteer organization that maps COVID-19 testing locations and displays updated data about the pandemic.
Souped-up smartphones can gauge intoxication by measuring walk
A smartphone add-on, devised by an emergency medicine physician now at Stanford, detected a drunken stagger, through side-to-side sway, with 90% accuracy.
Virtual anatomy labs and at-home dissections: Stanford summer programs thrived online
Stanford Medicine educators found creative ways to teach summer courses to high school and undergraduate students during the pandemic.