Stanford University
Center for Innovation in
Global Health  

Campus Collaborations

The Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) is interested in galvanizing global health activities across campus by collaborating with other schools outside of the School of Medicine (SoM) and bringing awareness to multidisciplinary projects that are happening at Stanford. These are some of the potential and current CGH collaborations across campus:

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The Stanford University Bio-X program supports, organizes, and facilitates interdisciplinary research connected to biology and medicine. Ideas and methods embodied in engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, and other fields are being brought to bear upon important challenges in bioscience. In turn, bioscience creates new opportunities in other fields. Significant discoveries and creative inventions are accelerated through formation of new collaborative teams. Learn more about Bio-X »

EMRI Graduating Class 2009
EMRI India’s First Graduating Class – 2009

Emergency Medicine Research Institute - India (EMRI - India)

Pioneer in Emergency Management Services in India. As a not-for-profit professional organization operating in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, EMRI is the only professional Emergency Service Provider in India today. Read more »

em_logoStanford Emergency Medicine International

Stanford Emergency Medicine International was founded in 2000 by S V. Mahadevan, MD, with the goal of promoting the development of emergency medicine and emergency medical services worldwide. Projects are designed with long-term sustainability in mind. Read more


Stanford Biodesign

Stanford Global Biodesign programs is to train the next generations of global medical technology innovators.  Key components of the mission are:

Current global programs are:

India Biodesign

Stanford - India Biodesign - The goal of Stanford-India Biodesign is to train the next generation of medical technology innovators in India. This is facilitated through a fellowship, internships and events.

Singapore Biodesign

Stanford - Singapore Biodesign – The goal of Singapore- Stanford Biodesign (SSB) is to train the next generation of medical technology innovators in Asia.

The Office of Community Health (OCH)

The Office of Community Health is the home in the School of Medicine for informed, committed, and sustained community engagement in local health issues. We are developing an innovative national model to train future leaders in community health, disseminate community health scholarship, and enhance local health via community-academic partnerships. To learn more about The OCH, please visit »

Pediatric Advocacy Program

A partnership between Stanford Medical Center and local communities to improve the health and well being of children in the Silicon Valley. Pediatric residents, medical students and undergraduates work with community partners to address community needs through Education, Service and Research. Read more »

Program in Health Care Innovation

More information and website coming soon!

Hasso Plattner Stanford Institute of Design (D-School)

As part of the Hasso Plattner Stanford Institute of Design, the Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability is a program in which teams of graduate students from the School of Business (GSB), Engineering, Humanities & Sciences, Earth Sciences, Medicine, Education and Law work together on innovative solutions to address problems such as poverty, disease and hunger. Learn more »


Spark supports faculty and fellows in the process of discovering, refining and testing potential new therapies, products and tools. SPARK is designed to identify partnerships between academia and enterprise to allow these discoveries to move from Stanford’s laboratories to pragmatic applications for human health.  Learn more about the SPARK program »

Woods Institute for the Environment

Woods Institute for the Environment

The Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University harnesses the expertise and imagination of leading academics and decision-makers to create practical solutions for people and the planet.  In the same spirit that inspired Stanford’s role in Silicon Valley’s high-tech revolution, the Woods Institute is pioneering innovative approaches to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century – from climate change to sustainable food supplies to ocean conservation. Learn more about what the Woods Institute is doing for the Environment »


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