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    New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova to discuss her book Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting with Vanderbilt Brain Institute in virtual event May 26

    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

  • BME team develops quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance

    BME team develops quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance

    One of the keys to quickly diagnosing anti-malarial drug resistance — potentially saving lives — lies in testing whole blood instead of extracting DNA, eliminating processing steps that can take hours or days. A team of Vanderbilt University biomedical engineers cracked the code to doing just that and are working on applying the method to... Read More

    Jun. 13, 2019

  • Data Science Institute welcomes first cohort of undergraduate summer research fellows

    Data Science Institute welcomes first cohort of undergraduate summer research fellows

    The Data Science Institute Summer Research Program aims to engage students who are interested in data science-related research with Vanderbilt faculty. (Vanderbilt University) The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute welcomed its first cohort of undergraduate summer research fellows in early June. The Data Science Institute Summer Research Program aims to engage students who are interested in... Read More

    Jun. 13, 2019

  • iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics

    iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics

    The simplest home medical tests might look like a deck of various silicon chips coated in special film, one that could detect drugs in the blood, another for proteins in the urine indicating infection, another for bacteria in water and the like. Add the bodily fluid you want to test, take a picture with your... Read More

    Jun. 12, 2019