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Featured Research from Stanford University

Project Baby Nutrition, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

The overall goal of our proposed work is to identify simple and sustainable ways of improving infant nutrition in rural China. Our project will create an infrastructure through which caregivers and local health care clinics can provide ongoing education and nutritional supplements to reduce and prevent anemia in their communities. Finally, we will present the project’s feasibility and results to key policymakers capable of funding and promoting the most effective solutions.

Location

Shaanxi, China

Project Intestinal Worms, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

The overall goal of our project is to assess the relationship between worm prevalence and indicators of rural Chinese children’s health, academic performance, and raw cognitive function. Those indicators include anemia, performance on a standardized math exam, and performance on an internationally-scaled test of executive function* (working memory and processing speed).

Location

Guizhou, China

Project Standardized Parents, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

Our goal in conducting this study is to provide policymakers with objective evidence on the quality of healthcare delivered in rural areas of Northwest China. We will also compare the quality of care delivered at different tiers of the health system and assess what factors are correlated with better care.

Location

China

Project Computer-Assisted Learning, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

Previously, we conducted five large-scale trials to evaluate Computer Assisted Learning (CAL), a computer program designed to teach remedial math and Chinese. The results of the trials have shown that CAL boosts students’ academic performance and confidence. In order to see whether CAL can be scaled-up throughout the country, we need to know whether prefectural education bureaus are capable of managing CAL programs.

Location

Qinghai, China

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