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    Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville headed in the wrong direction

    For the first time since the Vanderbilt Poll–Nashville was established in 2015, more than half of respondents say they believe the city is headed in the wrong direction. Davidson County voters are concerned about affordable housing and crime, but give positive marks to Mayor John Cooper and other local leaders. Read More

    Apr 28, 2022

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    Q&A: Vanderbilt expert discusses inclusive workplaces for people on the autism spectrum

    In 2022, neurodiversity in the workplace is an issue capturing attention, as conversations on how to create more inclusive spaces for all continue among business leaders. Tim Vogus, deputy director of Vanderbilt's Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, focuses on research related to improving the workplace for people on the autism spectrum. Read More

    Apr 6, 2022

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    Famed writers, musicians and politicians among new advisory board for Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy

    The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy has announced the formation of a 26-member advisory board spanning multiple backgrounds and fields—from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and biographer Walter Isaacson to Grammy-winning artists Faith Hill and Tim McGraw—that is committed to the project’s mission to elevate facts and evidence-based reasoning in American political discourse. Read More

    Mar 29, 2022

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    New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova discusses her book Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting with Vanderbilt Brain Institute

    Celebrated neuroscientist and author of Still Alice to join Vanderbilt Brain Institute for discussion on How the Brain Remembers. Read More

    May 14, 2021

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    Join Vanderbilt faculty for a panel discussion of the film ‘Picture a Scientist’

    The Vanderbilt University community is invited to a panel discussion of the film "Picture a Scientist" on Tuesday, March 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. CT. Read More

    Mar 4, 2021

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    Leveraging Youth: How to teach old dogs new tricks and vice versa

    Beyond cups of coffee, what does an office intern really offer? New Vanderbilt research shows that in youth-centered industries, older generations rely on the trend-savvy interns more than they realize or choose to admit. Read More

    Nov 21, 2019

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    Chang, Englot receive $3M NIH grant for epilepsy imaging work

    A team led by an engineering professor who specializes in techniques to analyze functional neuroimaging data and a neurosurgeon-scientist has received a $3 million National Institutes of Health grant for epilepsy research. Read More

    Aug 29, 2019

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    Hatzell wins ECS Toyota 2019-20 Fellowship

    Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is one of five recipients of an Electrochemical Society Toyota 2019-20 Young Investigator Fellowship awarded this year for projects in green energy technology. Read More

    Aug 29, 2019

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    ORAU award supports BME professor’s work on whole brain statistical modeling

    Mika Rubinov, whose research involves building statistical models of whole brain data sets, has received a competitive research grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Read More

    Aug 26, 2019

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    Mahadevan-Jansen elected to global photonics society’s presidential track

    Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt University, has been elected to serve as the 2020 vice president of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Mahadevan-Jansen will serve as president-elect in 2021 and as the society’s president in 2022. Read More

    Aug 16, 2019

  • Vanderbilt celebrates opening of Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

    Vanderbilt celebrates opening of Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

    The ribbon-cutting of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation with (l to r) Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affair Susan R. Wente, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering Philippe Fauchet, Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, William R. “Billy” Frist, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation Director Keivan Stassun, Daria Mulkey and John Mulkey.... Read More

    Jul 29, 2019

  • Chang receives Early Career Award for advancing fMRI data analysis

    Chang receives Early Career Award for advancing fMRI data analysis

    Catie Chang has received the 2019 Early Career Achievement Award from a society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Chang, an assistant professor of computer science, electrical engineering and computer engineering, was honored this week at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society conference. Specifically, the award cites her “innovative contributions to... Read More

    Jul 25, 2019

  • Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery, stop metastasis

    Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery, stop metastasis

    Cellular soldiers created using the body’s own defenses can track down and kill escaping cancer cells during surgeries, preventing metastasis and saving lives, a Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer has discovered, particularly in cases of triple negative breast cancer. Michael King, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Engineering and chair of the biomedical engineering department, and his... Read More

    Jul 24, 2019

  • Hand-held robot points to less invasive prostate surgery

    Hand-held robot points to less invasive prostate surgery

    Vanderbilt collaborators focused on minimally invasive prostate surgery are developing an endoscopic robotic system with two-handed dexterity at a much smaller scale than existing options. A key part of the design – telescoping, curved, concentric tubes – received U.S. patent protection in March 2019, the same month the principal investigators secured a $2.1 million R01... Read More

    Jul 18, 2019

  • App prototype combines neural network, photos, burn patient info

    App prototype combines neural network, photos, burn patient info

    Evaluating the severity of a burn injury – and whether it requires transfer to a Burn ICU or not – has been more art than science. About 79 percent of Total Burn Surface Area calculations are incorrect, sending more patients than necessary to specialized facilities, straining resources and compromising resuscitation and patient care.  A senior... Read More

    Jul 9, 2019

  • Five engineering faculty awarded Discovery Grants

    Five engineering faculty awarded Discovery Grants

    Five proposals from School of Engineering faculty have been selected by the Office of the Provost for 2019 Discovery Grants, which advance new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship in the university’s core disciplines. “Discovery Grants serve as a key internal funding vehicle for fostering research that has the potential to improve lives and address society’s complex problems—a vital part... Read More

    Jun 29, 2019

  • Weiss to lead VINSE starting July 1

    Weiss to lead VINSE starting July 1

    Sharon Weiss (Vanderbilt University) Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and physics and deputy director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), will become the new director of VINSE, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today. Weiss’ appointment will begin on July... Read More

    Jun 27, 2019

  • Vanderbilt engineers tripped people 190 times, but it was for a good cause

    Vanderbilt engineers tripped people 190 times, but it was for a good cause

    Andrés Martínez strode briskly on the treadmill, staring straight ahead and counting backwards by seven from 898, a trick to keep his brain from anticipating the literal stumbling block heading his way: a compact 35 pounds of steel specifically designed to make him fall. Special goggles kept him from looking down. Arrows on an eye-level... Read More

    Jun 19, 2019

  • Nine engineering design projects earn awards for seniors

    Nine engineering design projects earn awards for seniors

    Nine exceptional student design projects have been recognized as winners in the School of Engineering’s annual design competition for the 2018-2019 academic year. More than 70 teams of senior engineering students in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science presented their final projects on April 22—Design Day 2019. The... Read More

    Jun 18, 2019

  • VU engages Lewis-Burke to connect faculty with federal sponsors

    VU engages Lewis-Burke to connect faculty with federal sponsors

    Vanderbilt University has engaged Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, a specialty consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., to afford faculty more opportunities for enhancing their research and scholarship. Through this engagement, Lewis-Burke will collaborate directly with faculty, provide advice on funding trends, identify new opportunities, discuss strategies to overcome funding challenges, and connect faculty with federal decision-makers... Read More

    Jun 14, 2019