Frontiers in Medicine
Our premier annual event that showcases pioneering breakthroughs in the most promising fields in biosciences and medicine presented by world-class Stanford faculty. By invitation only.
Celebrating the gamechangers of medicine—the bold thinkers, dreamers, and doers of today and tomorrow who are catalyzing discovery to forever change the course of human health.
Together, we explore a future of medicine that is both innovative and human-centered. A future that harnesses AI and big data to transform how we deliver care. A future where knowledge of human biology at a cellular, molecular, and genomic level heightens our ability to treat and cure precisely. A future that is here today—at Stanford Medicine.
As COVID-19 continues to show us, the need for thorough, science-grounded medical research to guide health care is more critical than ever. While we couldn't be together in person this year, we remain united by our belief in the promise and hope that science brings to humanity and the incredible optimism and strength of our diverse community.
This special 2020 edition of Frontiers in Medicine has brought us together virtually to explore the power of translational science and medicine over disease during this unprecedented moment in American history—a moment where we battle both a pandemic and the public health crisis of inequality.
The collision of biology and technology has sparked a revolution. An explosion of new knowledge about how the human body works, combined with the power of information, is delivering astonishing benefits that are transforming life, health, and the human condition.
What is the New Old? Dramatic advances in biomedicine are ushering in a new era where our lives are not just longer, they’re livelier. Researchers at Stanford are exploring how science and technology are helping us stay healthy, sharp, and connected well into old age—and how our longer, livelier lifespans will shape society.
Everything you need to heal is already inside you. Your stem cells, immune system, and microbiome have the potential to cure all sorts of diseases, from cancer to stroke to diabetes and beyond.
Scientists at Stanford are learning how to unleash this power to heal patients for a lifetime with fewer side effects. It’s the ultimate expression of precision health and the next frontier in medicine.
From unraveling the basic mechanisms of life to transform human health to using super-sensitive new tools to gather data at the molecular level, the next generation of medicine at Stanford will leverage the latest science and technology to deliver predictive, preventive, and precise care to every patient.
We are all living at the center of a biomedical revolution and Stanford is leading the way. We're harnessing the world's data to improve human health, saving the next generation of outstanding American science, and lighting up tumors to save lives.