biomedical engineering Archives
Dec. 19, 2014—A diverse group of engineering undergrads horrified by a report of violent attacks on Indian women who were walking to toilet facilities came up with an alternative. Their project has the potential to change lives in nations where plumbing is considered a luxury.
Dec. 3, 2014—Using the same mechanism that causes evaporating coffee to leave a ring behind, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt researchers is designing a simple blood test to diagnose malaria in the developing world without electricity or special training.
Oct. 29, 2014—Trans-institutional neuroimaging research at Vanderbilt finds that the brain may be structured differently in children with dyslexia.
Oct. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event last week in Washington, D.C.
Sep. 26, 2014—“I live for the problems we get to solve,” says Will Grissom, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, radiology and electrical engineering.
Sep. 23, 2014—Oscar Ayala, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt, has been awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense.
Sep. 18, 2014—B. John Garrick, a nuclear engineer and vice-chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Committee for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants, recounted what he saw at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility for an audience of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering professors and students on Tuesday.
Aug. 22, 2014—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected chair of the Gordon Research Conference in Lasers in Medicine and Biology.
May. 16, 2014—Watch video of a faculty seminar from Commencement 2014. A significant portion of techniques for the treatment of disease have arisen from chance discovery or inspired, desperate improvisation. That has led to a remarkable level of successful disease treatment. However, discovery is inefficient; for example it takes between five and ten thousand compounds, $800 million...
May. 6, 2014—For Class of 2014 graduate Leandra Fernandez, one of the “most fulfilling and meaningful” aspects of her time at Vanderbilt was serving as a member of Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science.