Stories of Impact

Here are people, programs, ideas and transformations fueled by the Campaign for Stanford Medicine.

Keep checking back, as the list keeps growing!

The Biomedical Innovation Initiative and the Biomedical Innovation Building

Educating the next generation to lead biomedical innovation

Learn how independent funding allows these biomedical grad students to do the work that is fundamental to making groundbreaking discoveries in basic science leading to innovations affecting human health.

Biomedical Innovation Building

Find out how this new building will bring together world-leading research teams in immunology, genomics, cardiovascular medicine, hearing loss, orthopedic surgery and pediatric medicine.

The New Stanford Hospital

Setting the standard for health care of the 21st Century

Countless donors—individual, foundations and corporations—have come together to create the new Stanford Hospital, a global model of what health care can and should be in the 21st century.

Putting a premium on sustainability

A blend of advanced technology and beautiful, healing, human-scales spaces, the new Stanford Hospital also sets standards for green construction and sustainability. 

Transforming Cancer Care

Crystal Mackall joins Stanford Medicine faculty, Cancer Institute

"We have entered the golden age of immunotherapy for cancer." Crystal Mackall leads Stanford in translating basic science discoveries into immune-based treatments for pediatric and adult cancer.

Cancer Innovation Awards

New "liquid biopsies": "We’re getting closer to greatly reducing the need for invasive biopsies to identify tumor mutations or track response to therapies."

Streamlining cancer care

At the heart of Stanford's new care model is the concept of navigation—helping patients and their families move through the complex and sometimes confusing array of medical specialties involved in cancer care.

Clinical Excellence Research Center

Adolescent care model helps ill youths transition

CERC mobilizes expertise in medicine, engineering, social sciences and business to achieve higher quality, lower cost models for health care delivery. One example helps chronically ill youths successfully transition to adult care.

Stroke model reduces stroke disability and costs

CERC researchers are implementing their care model, designed to improve stroke prevention and treatment. It reduces the incidence and severity of strokes, and could save U.S. health care costs as much as $1.6 billion per year.

Advancing Excellence

Shining a light on a misunderstood condition

Jayakar Nayak, MD, PhD and his team are pursuing better diagnostics, better treatments, and—perhaps most importantly--better acceptance of the reality of Empty Nose Syndrome, among the medical establishment and the larger world.

Optogenetics illuminates the darkness of depression

Deisseroth has revolutionized the field of neuroscience through the design of new tools that give scientists the ability to “speak the language of the brain to probe, to question, to finely tune” brain function.

Want to Be a Part of the Equation?

Fundraising continues on a number of our initiatives.  We invite you to join the community of visionary people who helping Stanford Medicine achieve the tantalizing possibilities before us.

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Faculty Flash Talks

Some of Stanford's brightest scientific minds offer brief, inspiring glimpses of how – thanks to the generosity of our philanthropic partners – the future of biomedicine looks bright.