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Josh Shannon wants to pioneer biomedical discoveries

May. 6, 2013—Growing up in Spring Hill, Fla., Josh Shannon did almost everything with his identical twin, Michael. So when it was time for the academically talented brothers to apply to colleges, naturally there was some overlap. “We weren’t set on going to the same school, but we both liked Vanderbilt so much that we decided to...

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Telerobotic system designed to treat bladder cancer

Apr. 2, 2013—An interdisciplinary collaboration of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt and Columbia Universities has designed a robotic microsurgery system specifically designed to treat bladder cancer, the sixth most common form of cancer in the U.S. and the most expensive to treat.

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High Fidelity: Cochlear implant users report dramatically better hearing with new Vanderbilt process

Mar. 5, 2013—Longtime cochlear implant users are reporting such dramatic improvements in their hearing, thanks to new image-guided programming methods developed by Vanderbilt University researchers.

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Cell connections key in valve disease

Feb. 14, 2013—A protein that connects cells together participates in the calcification that occurs in heart valve disease.

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Grissom selected as Frontiers in Bioengineering Workshop Young Investigator

Feb. 8, 2013—Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering William Grissom has been selected as one of the 2013 Frontiers in Bioengineering Workshop Young Investigators and will participate in the event Feb. 25-26 at Georgia Tech’s Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience.

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Grissom selected as Frontiers in Bioengineering Workshop Young Investigator

Feb. 6, 2013—Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering William Grissom has been selected as one of the 2013 Frontiers in Bioengineering Workshop Young Investigators and will participate in the event Feb. 25-26 at Georgia Tech’s Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience.

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Director of German nanosciences institute is NanoDay! keynote speaker

Oct. 16, 2012—Oliver Schmidt, director of the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in Dresden, Germany, is the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum Oct. 24 at Vanderbilt University. The Forum and NanoDay! activities are sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Materials Science.

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Merryman selected to attend U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium

Jul. 3, 2012—David Merryman, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is among 78 of the nation's brightest young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's 18th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.

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Gates grant to fund mobile phone-based detection tool for newborn jaundice

Jun. 5, 2012—Chetan Patil, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to test the ability of an adapted mobile phone to diagnose jaundice in newborns in developing countries.

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Engineering’s Patil receives Gates grant to fund mobile phone-based detection tool

Jun. 4, 2012—Chetan A. Patil, a research assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test the ability of an adapted mobile phone to diagnose jaundice in newborns in developing countries.

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‘Extractionator’ could bring cheap and effective malaria diagnostics to millions

May. 9, 2012—The "Extractionator" is a sophisticated little device that automates the diagnostic sample collection and preparation process so it can be operated by individuals in remote environments with minimal training.

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Computer science student named 2012 Goldwater Scholar

Apr. 24, 2012—Curtis Northcutt, a member of the Class of 2013, has been named a 2012 Goldwater Scholar. Each year, Vanderbilt is given the opportunity to nominate up to four outstanding sophomore and junior students in the math, science and engineering fields. Competition for the award is fierce: 282 scholars were selected on the basis of academic...

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