Stanford University

Stanford University is the common name for Leland Stanford Junior University. Stanford was founded in 1885 in the Palo Alto area of California. Standford University enrolls about 14,000 graduate and undergraduate students each year to its private university. The current Stanford faculty includes 18 Nobel Prize Laureates, 135 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 82 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 21 recipients of the National Medal of Science. Stanford University has a school of medicine, law school, engineering school and a much heralded technology school. Stanford is geographically close to the Silicon Valley. Stanford alumni started Hewlett-Packard, Google, NVIDIA, Yahoo and Sun Microsystems.

Address
450 Serra Mall, Stanford, California 94305. 
Website
http://www.stanford.edu/
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Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress disrupts our ability to plan ahead

New research from Stanford University has found that stress can hinder our ability to develop informed plans by preventing us from being able to make decisions based on memory.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Modeling social distancing's impact

Millions of Americans confined to their homes to help curb the spread of novel coronavirus infections (COVID-19) have a pressing question on their minds: "How long does social distancing need to last?"

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coordinated response needed to fight coronavirus pandemic

Just like you can't treat a termite infestation by fumigating only one room in a house, you can't control the coronavirus pandemic by targeting interventions to a specific region or country, says Stanford scholar Matthew ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Historian examines yellow fever outbreak in 19th-century New Orleans

The uncertainties and anxiety people feel today about the novel coronavirus are similar to the fears many Americans experienced during the yellow fever outbreak in 19th-century New Orleans, according to Stanford historian ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Coronavirus misperceptions widespread in early weeks

Using a hand dryer, rinsing your nose with saline, taking antibiotics and gargling with mouthwash are all ineffective methods of preventing coronavirus infection, and yet a substantial number of participants in a Stanford ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tips for coping with anxiety in the face of COVID-19

Like most members of the Stanford community, the counselors at the Faculty Staff Help Center are working remotely in order to comply with "shelter in place" orders issued for the Bay Area during the COVID-19 pandemic. Counselors ...

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