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Why is an engineer in the operating room?

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...

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VSVS celebrates 20 years of making middle school science exciting

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.

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Two Vanderbilt projects featured in new NIBIB “Bionic Man” web tool

May. 6, 2014—The prosthetics research of Michael Goldfarb is featured in "The NBIB Bionic Man," an interactive web tool that helps students and the public learn about innovative federally-funded biomedical research.

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Grissom receives foundation’s first 2014 external research award

Apr. 30, 2014—Will Grissom, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded the first External Research Award of 2014 from the Focused Ultrasound Foundation for his project titled “MR Temperature Imaging Toolbox for Focused Ultrasound Neurosurgery.”

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Engineering graduate student selected to attend Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates

Mar. 5, 2014—School of Engineering graduate student Alex Walsh has been selected to attend the 64th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, this summer.

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Four professors elected into AIMBE’s College of Fellows

Feb. 26, 2014—Four biomedical engineering professors in Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering have been elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

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Baby hearts need rhythm to develop correctly

Feb. 18, 2014—The mechanical forces generated by the rhythmic expansion and contraction of cardiac muscle cells play an active role in the initial stage of heart valve formation.

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Student-designed Vandy Vans app now available on iTunes

Nov. 27, 2013—An iPhone app designed by three members of the VandyMobile club to improve the Vandy Vans experience is now available for free at the iTunes store.

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Vanderbilt startup competes for $1M prize in Global Food and Health Innovation Challenge

Nov. 11, 2013—Nashville startup InvisionHeart is a finalist for the Global Food and Health Innovation Challenge and will compete next week for a $1 million prize. InvisionHeart was created by a group at Vanderbilt University, including biomedical engineering professor Franz Baudenbacher and cardiac anesthesiologist Susan Eagle.

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Mahadevan-Jansen elected a director of international optics society

Oct. 23, 2013—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen has been elected to the Board of Directors of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Her three-year term begins Jan. 1, 2014.

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Video: Life Redesigned: The Emergence of Synthetic Biology

Oct. 21, 2013—Watch video of the Donna S. and John R. Hall Engineering Lecture, delivered by synthetic biology pioneer James J. Collins. Collins is the recipient of a MacArthur grant and a renowned biomedical engineering professor at Boston University. One of the earliest biomedical engineering programs in the United States, Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is celebrating...

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Video: Justice and Identity in a Bioengineered Society

Oct. 21, 2013—Watch “Justice and Identity in a Bioengineered Society,” by Michael Bess, Chancellor’s Professor of History. One of the earliest biomedical engineering programs in the United States, Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is celebrating its 45th anniversary as a program and its 25th anniversary as a department in the School of Engineering. Read more.

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