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Dean presents 2018-2019 faculty, staff and student research awards

May. 7, 2019—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced May 7 the promotions of two engineering faculty members at the final faculty meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year and presented four awards at a reception following the meeting. Craig Duvall and Jamey D. Young have been promoted to the rank of professor. Duvall’s promotion to full professor of biomedical engineering...

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Senior Kris Quah named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Apr. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt senior Kris Quah has been named to the second global cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, which was selected from a pool of more than 4,000 applicants. The program awards full funding for postgraduate study at Stanford University to up to 100 graduate students each year in order to develop a community of future global leaders...

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Army Futures Command, Vanderbilt ink partnership to encourage innovation, education for both

Apr. 15, 2019—Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt University signed an agreement April 9 that links creative, innovative soldiers with top-tier Vanderbilt University experts so that ideas quickly can become useful products. Leaders from the two groups say this five-year education partnership agreement is a potential model for military-academic collaboration across the nation, not only on research and...

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Biomedical engineering professor named a fellow of optics society

Mar. 6, 2019—Audrey Ellerbee Bowden has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, “for achievements in optical coherence tomography.”

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New biomaterial could improve bone grafting

Feb. 26, 2019—A new biomaterial-based bone graft extender created by Vanderbilt and U.S. Army researchers has the potential to improve treatment of critical orthopedic conditions.

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Skin diseases study uses crowdsourcing to gather data

Feb. 21, 2019—Identifying and quantifying skin lesions often requires hours of tedious visual inspection by experts, making it difficult to study a lot of them at once. Eric Tkaczyk and Daniel Fabbri have found that training multiple non-experts to do basic evaluations can achieve comparable results.

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Engineering senior ropes crown in Missouri rodeo contest

Jan. 9, 2019—Kaitlyn Ayers, a biomedical engineering senior, is likely the only Vanderbilt engineering student whose gap year will include a tiara, a horse and pole bending.

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Robert Fox, early leader in Vanderbilt’s vision research, dies

Jan. 8, 2019—A memorial service for the late Robert Fox, an emeritus Vanderbilt professor who was renowned internationally for his landmark studies of human and animal vision, is being planned for early spring.

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FDA approves device based on Vanderbilt invention to ID parathyroid during head and neck surgeries

Dec. 17, 2018—Ten years after Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen discovered that parathyroid tissues glow under near-infrared light, the FDA has approved a device based on the technology for surgical use.

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Biomedical engineering student-dancers find joy, community, stress relief at the barre

Dec. 11, 2018—Junior Danielle Liu and senior Dominque Szymkiewicz, both biomedical engineering majors, have found a valuable outlet in VUPointe Ballet Theatre, a student-run dance company.

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Ethan Lippmann wins inaugural $2.5M Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research

Dec. 5, 2018—The five-year, $2.5 million award supports Ethan Lippmann's goal of better understanding how blood-brain barrier dysfunction impacts neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center collaboration seeks earlier diagnosis of throat cancer

Nov. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers in the schools of engineering and medicine are exploring the feasibility of using Raman spectroscopy for early detection of HPV-related cancers of the throat in order to reduce the need for biopsies and to offer less intensive therapies.

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