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    Vanderbilt computer science professor seeks to make existing car systems smarter as part of $6 million NSF grant

    Vanderbilt computer science professor Jonathan Sprinkle is among seven principal investigators using a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore a new way to engineer cyber-physical systems. Examples of CPSs include smart power grids, implantable medical devices and transportation technology such as self-driving cars, which are the focus of the five-year, multi-institutional project. Read More

    Jul 27, 2022

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    Kleinpell receives AANP Legacy and Culpepper awards

    Vanderbilt Independence Foundation Professor of Education and Associate Dean for Clinical Scholarship Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, MCCM, received a 2022 Fellow of American Association of Nurse Practitioners’ Legacy Award at the 2022 American Association of Nurse Practitioner annual conference in June and the 2022 Rebecca Clark Culpepper Education and Mentorship Award, given jointly by... Read More

    Jul 19, 2022

  • Cynthia Reinhart-King

    Cynthia Reinhart-King is senior associate dean for research in School of Engineering

    Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named senior associate dean for research in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering. Read More

    Jul 1, 2022

  • Cynthia Reinhart-King is Senior Associate Dean for Research in School of Engineering

    Cynthia Reinhart-King is Senior Associate Dean for Research in School of Engineering

    Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, has accepted the position of Senior Associate Dean for Research. Her appointment comes as Associate Dean for Research and John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering Peter Cummings steps down and has announced his retirement. Reinhart-King is a cellular bioengineer who is a leader... Read More

    Jul 1, 2022

  • Three engineering faculty win Vanderbilt grants to support early-stage pioneering research

    Three engineering faculty win Vanderbilt grants to support early-stage pioneering research

    Three engineering faculty members have received grants to support the early stages of pioneering research projects identified as likely candidates for further funding from federal, foundation and industry sponsors. Spring 2022 Seeding Success Grants were awarded to 14 faculty and are the second cycle of the internal early investment funding initiative. The grants, awarded to faculty spanning the... Read More

    Jun 29, 2022

  • Nurse-midwives Jacquelyn McMillian-Bohler, Venus Standard and Stephanie DeVane-Johnson created the Alliance of Black Doulas for Black Mamas.

    Vanderbilt, UNC and Duke nurse-midwives join forces to reduce Black maternal health risks

    Nurse-midwives and educators from three prominent research universities have teamed up to improve pregnancy outcomes in Black communities by providing specialized training for doulas, persons who support birthing mothers and families through the entire process of childbirth. Read More

    Jun 27, 2022

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    Simmons chosen to direct Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program

    Assistant Professor Megan Simmons has been named academic director for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, effective August 1.  Read More

    Jun 15, 2022

  • Vanderbilt rocket team earns 2022 NASA Student Launch Project Award

    Vanderbilt rocket team earns 2022 NASA Student Launch Project Award

    The Vanderbilt rocket team won the coveted NASA Student Launch Project Review Award for the best documentation of the project progress through 2021-2022. The national Student Launch rocketry competition was held in April and results were announced June 3. This is Vanderbilt’s 15th year to participate in the annual NASA event and teams have won the... Read More

    Jun 14, 2022

  • Kidambi wins Department of Energy Early Career funding for isotope separation research

    Kidambi wins Department of Energy Early Career funding for isotope separation research

    Piran Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected to receive funding for research as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program. The program is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career period, when many scientists conduct... Read More

    Jun 8, 2022

  • Engineering doctoral student is Vanderbilt’s first recipient of Rabi Young Investigator Award

    Engineering doctoral student is Vanderbilt’s first recipient of Rabi Young Investigator Award

    Vanderbilt engineering graduate student Sai Abitha Srinivas received the I.I. Rabi Young Investigator Award at the 2022 meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, held May 7-12 in London. This award is recognition for her work to improve image quality in portable MRI systems with minimal passive shielding that could reduce the... Read More

    Jun 3, 2022

  • Army Futures Command awards Pathfinder seed funding to Tonia Rex and Doug Adams

    Army Futures Command awards Pathfinder seed funding to Tonia Rex and Doug Adams

    by Jenna Somers  Two Vanderbilt professors were awarded Pathfinder seed funding for a project that could benefit soldiers by optimizing their neurological performance through suggested behavior protocol and by improving aircraft design and equipment to reduce the effects of in-flight vibration and percussion.  The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory and the Civil-Military Innovation Institute... Read More

    May 2, 2022

  • Nineteen engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

    Nineteen engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

    Biomedical engineering nets more than any BME department in the country with 10 Sixteen engineering graduate students have been awarded a highly competitive government-funded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Three engineering undergraduate students also received NSF fellowships. NSF Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 allowance for tuition and fees... Read More

    Apr 29, 2022

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    School of Nursing to host conversation with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

    Lauren Underwood, a registered nurse who represents Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, will discuss leadership, nursing and health equity during a virtual conversation with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing leaders on Tuesday, May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. The event is free and will be available via Zoom. Read More

    Apr 29, 2022

  • Ndukaife receives NSF Early CAREER Award to investigate cell-to-cell communication

    Ndukaife receives NSF Early CAREER Award to investigate cell-to-cell communication

    Justus C. Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for foundational research in cell-to-cell communication. His CAREER project, “Resonant Dielectric Optical Metasurfaces for Single-Cell Extracellular Vesicles Analysis,” will enable Ndukaife to associate the properties of extracellular vesicles directly to their cell sources—up to the resolution of single cells—a capability that... Read More

    Apr 18, 2022

  • Tata receives NSF Early CAREER Award to identify network vulnerabilities and failures

    Tata receives NSF Early CAREER Award to identify network vulnerabilities and failures

    Ahmad F. Tata, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for fundamental research in new approaches to network sensors and controllers scheduling. His CAREER project, “Scheduling Driving Sensing and Control Nodes in Nonlinear Networks with Applications to Fuel-Free Energy Systems,” offers a novel framework for the exploration of... Read More

    Apr 15, 2022

  • Braun receives NSF Early CAREER Award to create next-gen robots to assist humans

    Braun receives NSF Early CAREER Award to create next-gen robots to assist humans

    David Braun, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for foundational research in mechanically adaptive robotics. His CAREER project, “Mechanically Adaptive, Energetically Passive Robotics,” will enable the creation of new-generation industrial robots, transportation systems, and devices that can assist and augment humans. The five-year, $600,000 grant will support work on robot... Read More

    Apr 13, 2022

  • International collaboration reveals how the human brain evolved to harness abstract thought

    International collaboration reveals how the human brain evolved to harness abstract thought

    By Marissa Shapiro THE IDEA The human brain is organized in functional networks—connected brain regions that communicate with each other through dedicated pathways. That is how we perceive our senses, how the body moves, how we are able to remember the past and plan for the future. The “default mode” network is the part of... Read More

    Apr 12, 2022

  • International collaboration reveals how the human brain evolved to harness abstract thought

    International collaboration reveals how the human brain evolved to harness abstract thought

    By Marissa Shapiro THE IDEA The human brain is organized in functional networks—connected brain regions that communicate with each other through dedicated pathways. That is how we perceive our senses, how the body moves, how we are able to remember the past and plan for the future. The “default mode” network is the part of... Read More

    Apr 12, 2022

  • Karl Zelick is inaugural awardee of a Scaling Success Grant

    Karl Zelick is inaugural awardee of a Scaling Success Grant

    Karl Zelik, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is one of three inaugural awardees for the February 2022 cycle of the Scaling Success Grant, which is the first cycle of this internal funding opportunity. Yuankai Huo, assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering, is co-PI on a SSG grant. Read More

    Apr 11, 2022

  • Study finds 10-second videos predict blood cancer relapse

    Study finds 10-second videos predict blood cancer relapse

    Biomedical engineering prof says study raises the prospect of a new application of diagnostic optical biopsy by Paul Govern In a new study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 10-second videos of white blood cell motion in the skin’s microvasculature greatly improved the prediction of which stem cell and bone marrow transplant patients would have a relapse... Read More

    Apr 4, 2022