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Adams to lead TIPs-funded, soldier-inspired innovation hub

Jun. 30, 2020—A new innovation incubator will amplify existing collaborations among researchers and soldiers, building on Vanderbilt's partnership agreement with Army Futures Command.

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Breast cancer vaccine research delivers promising results

Jun. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have developed what appears to be a simple and promising treatment for breast cancer metastasis.

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Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers

May. 12, 2020—A collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering demonstrates a simple, low-cost retrofit solution that improves the safety of intubation boxes used while treating COVID-19 patients.

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Twelve engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Apr. 14, 2020—Nine engineering doctoral students have been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Three engineering undergraduate students also have received NSF fellowships.

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Vanderbilt engineers mine EMRs and clinical journals for novel disease associations and new research paths

Feb. 18, 2020—A new tool developed by Vanderbilt engineers, in collaboration with clinical and informatic experts, can unearth novel co-morbidities from routinely collected, anonymized electronic medical records.

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Engineers advance efforts to speed blood test results

Jan. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt engineers are working on a process that ultimately may allow patients to get blood test results fast.

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Music takes engineering major into the lab and across the country

Dec. 18, 2019—When biomedical engineering major Brett Koolik first started learning piano as a child, he wasn't motivated solely by his love of music. He also wanted to figure out how a piano works.

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Gore named to committee on worker health overseas

Dec. 12, 2019—John Gore, director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science, has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine standing committee to advise the Department of State on unexplained health effects on U.S. government employees and their families at overseas embassies.

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Neuromodulation device studied as non-addictive option for chronic pain

Nov. 11, 2019—With $3.6 million in funding, researchers from the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science are developing a focused ultrasound neuromodulation device as a non-invasive and non-addictive method for treating chronic pain.

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Biophotonics device for parathyroid I.D. is a R&D 100 Awards finalist

Oct. 28, 2019—An optical imaging technology developed by Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen and her group, in partnership with a medical device company, has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 R&D 100 Awards.

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$2.3 million NIH grant allows collaborators focus on advancing liver cancer surgical care

Oct. 10, 2019—A multi-year collective effort between engineers, surgeons and scientists has resulted in a $2.3 million, four-year grant awarded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health to improve laparoscopic liver surgery and liver cancer ablation therapy.

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Wilson awarded Komen breast cancer research grant

Sep. 25, 2019—An engineering professor has received financial support from Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. His project is among 60 grants totaling $26 million awarded to researchers nationwide. Those initiatives are focused on improving outcomes for metastatic breast cancer, reducing disparities in survivorship and developing new, more effective treatments. John T. Wilson, assistant professor of...

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