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Statement on Immigration Executive Order

A message from Dean Barry in response to President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration:

We are living in dangerous times and need to support our diversity as a nation. Please see the statement on immigration policies issued by Stanford University leadership. Additional statements, including travel guidance and campus resources, are available here. We as academics need to urge a rescinding of the ban on Muslim immigration, on the slippery slope to religious persecution and human rights abuse. A petition has been sent around which you might want to sign as a member of the Academy: https://notoimmigrationban.com/

Keep your spirits strong.


Winning with Water: Funding Awarded to Revitalize Urban Slums

Marking a milestone planetary health research collaboration, Stanford epidemiologist Stephen Luby is part of an international consortium led by Monash University that has received a £10 million grant from the Wellcome Trust to potentially improve the lives of more than a billion people living in urban slums globally. 

Stanford bioengineers develop a 20-cent, hand-powered centrifuge

Inspired by a whirligig toy, Stanford bioengineers have developed an ultra-low-cost, human-powered blood centrifuge. With rotational speeds of up to 125,000 revolutions per minute, the device separates blood plasma from red cells in 1.5 minutes, no electricity required. A centrifuge is critical for detecting diseases such as malaria, African sleeping sickness, HIV and tuberculosis. This low-cost version will enable precise diagnosis and treatment in the poor, off-the-grid regions where these diseases are most prevalent.

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From the Director's Desk

I thought during this Thanksgiving season and post-election, it was important to share reflections on what a Trump administration will mean for global health. >>


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