Monday, October 5, 2015

$510,000 awarded to Stanford researchers to help fight childhood cancer

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation , a volunteer-powered and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research , is proud to award a total of $510,000 in grants to...
Jan CookThursday, August 27, 2015

“There’s my doctor from TV!”

Pediatric urologist William Kennedy, MD, is a leader in expanding access to high-quality care through telehealth. He shared the following with writer Jan Cook: Early in my tenure at Lucile Packard...
Krista CongerMonday, July 6, 2015

The worst disease you’ve never heard of: Stanford researchers and patients battle EB

I’m often humbled by my job. Well, not the job, exactly, but the physicians, researchers, and especially patients who take the time to speak with me about their goals and passions, their triumphs and...
Erin DigitaleWednesday, June 24, 2015

$9 million grant to establish open-access autism database at Stanford

The project, funded by the Hartwell Foundation, will assemble many types of biological data from children with autism and make the information freely available to researchers worldwide. Dennis Wall,...
Jennifer YuanFriday, May 15, 2015

It Takes a Village: Rallying Support to Cure Food Allergies

Nine years ago, David and Kori Shaw moved to Palo Alto with their 3-year-old daughter, Keegan, and 1-year-old son, Carter. Along with the usual adjustments of relocating—new job for dad, new...
Melanie ThernstromFriday, May 15, 2015

I Can Eat It: Taking a Bite Out of Food Allergies

Food allergies are a peculiar disease. Unlike other life-threatening conditions, the people they affect are completely healthy unless they are exposed to the allergen. They and their families live a...
Friday, May 15, 2015

A Catalytic Investment in Allergy Research: Q&A with Sean Parker

In December, entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker donated $24 million to establish the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University. His gift, one of the largest private...
Robert DicksThursday, April 9, 2015

We're No. 1 in Transplantation

In newly released 2015 data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, the transplant center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health is once again...
Megan AlpersFriday, January 23, 2015

Reading, writing, arithmetic, and now, yoga

Elementary school-aged children take an average of 12-25 breaths per minute, without even thinking. But what happens when they slow down, focus on each one of those breaths, and use their newfound...
Megan AlpersMonday, January 5, 2015

$300,000 gift will improve diagnostic tools at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and beyond

Stanford, CA – Thanks to a generous donor, a team of Stanford researchers, led by Bruce Ling, PhD, can now make even greater strides toward understanding and treating devastating childhood conditions...