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Michael Goldfarb

Spirit of Innovation

Feb. 1, 2012—The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization is taking Vanderbilt researchers’ inventions to new heights Use the term “inventor,” and what pops to mind? The wild-haired Dr. Emmett Brown and his time-traveling DeLorean? The unflappable “Q” demonstrating a laser-enabled wristwatch or an exploding attaché case? Perhaps the Absent-Minded Professor and his gooey, green “flubber”? Hollywood...

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National Science Foundation: Bionic leg makes amputee faster on his feet

Jan. 24, 2012—Two years after losing his leg in a shark attack, Craig Hutto became the test pilot for a unique and powerful new prosthetic leg being developed by mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb and his team at Vanderbilt University.

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Top 20 news stories of 2011

Dec. 29, 2011—Bionics, time travel, Bono and, of course, cicadas are just some of the exciting stories that marked 2011 at Vanderbilt. Below are the year’s top 20 Vanderbilt news stories, in order of the number of views they each received on the Vanderbilt News Network.

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VUCast: Shark Attack to Bionic Breakthrough

Oct. 21, 2011—This Week on VUCast: A shark attack victim inspires a bionic breakthrough; why political prices are going up; and making a cappella cool.    

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Nashville innovations

Aug. 23, 2011—Last week when the Nashville Scene’s annual Innovations Issue hit the newsstands, three of its ten “forward-thinking ideas that are pushing Nashville – and the world – into the future” came from Vanderbilt. The three campus projects that impressed the Scene editors were: Digging for Drugs: Cave Chemistry. This is an effort of Associate Professor...

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New ‘bionic’ leg gives amputees a natural gait

Aug. 17, 2011—A new lower-limb prosthetic uses the latest advances in computer, sensor, electric motor and battery technology to give it bionic capabilities.

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August issue of ‘Vanderbilt View’ online now

Jul. 29, 2011—Hear the inspiring story of a young man who survived a shark attack and went on to assist Vanderbilt researchers in developing a prosthetic leg.

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May grants announced by Division of Sponsored Research

Jul. 11, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in May that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded.

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April grants announced by Division of Sponsored Research

May. 25, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in April that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Theodore A. Bapty, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $311,047 by the Department of Defense for “Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE).” Abhishek Dubey, Sandeep K. Neema and Jason M....

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Sponsored Research awards for February 2011

Mar. 25, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in February that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Theodore A. Bapty, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $899,438 by the Department of Defense for “BCTM-Battle Command Systems Prototype.”  Sandeep Neema and Jason M. Scott are co-principal...

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