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Engineering and surgical collaborators celebrate new ‘home’

Dec. 14, 2018—VISE celebrated its opening of dedicated space in Medical Center North Dec. 12 with a technology showcase of more than two dozen cross-disciplinary collaborations advancing healthcare techniques from the lab to patients.

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VISE celebration includes technology ‘show and tell’ and symposium

Dec. 4, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering—dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaborations that advance discovery—will host a celebration and symposium at its new campus home Dec. 12.

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Team developing imaging upgrade for robotic surgery

Oct. 12, 2017—Removing part of a kidney with minimally invasive robotic surgery rather than an entire kidney when operating for smaller tumors is often best for patients from a recovery and health standpoint, but many surgeons hesitate to do so because of the complexity of the robotic partial nephrectomy procedure.

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New tools help surgeons find liver tumors, not nick blood vessels

Jul. 17, 2017—The liver is a particularly squishy, slippery organ, prone to shifting both deadly tumors and life-preserving blood vessels by inches between the time they’re discovered on a CT scan and when the patient is lying on an operating room table. Vanderbilt University’s Michael Miga and his team have published the potential solution.

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New grants bolster Trauma program’s research initiatives

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care was recently awarded two new research grants.

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Mayor appoints faculty, staff representatives to Metro boards

Jul. 19, 2016—Mayoral appointments to Metro Nashville boards, committees and councils in recent weeks have included numerous representatives of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Surgery and engineering initiative becomes institute

Sep. 10, 2015—VISE is keeping its acronym but changing its name. The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering will become the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering.

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Two Vanderbilt projects showcased at SmartAmerica Challenge EXPO

Jun. 12, 2014—Two Vanderbilt engineers participated in the SmartAmerica Challenge EXPO in Washington D.C.

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ViSE grant builds prototypes, encourages innovation

Dec. 12, 2013—What if there was a program that connected surgeons, physicians, nursing staff and other medical care providers with a team of the nation’s top engineers? What if that program enabled the transfer of innovative ideas to working prototypes – financially and developmentally? Fortunately for the Vanderbilt community, there is. Established in the fall of 2012,...

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Second annual Vanderbilt Surgery and Engineering Symposium and Poster Session Dec. 11

Nov. 19, 2013—Neurosurgery innovator and pioneer L. Nelson Hopkins will present “Innovations in Vascular Care” at the second annual Vanderbilt Surgery and Engineering Symposium and Poster Session, scheduled for 4–7 p.m. Dec. 11 in Light Hall, Room 208. The event is hosted by the Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE) and the Department of Surgery Research...

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Robot uses steerable needles to treat brain clots

Aug. 8, 2013—Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot. That is the basic premise of a new image-guided surgical system under development at Vanderbilt University.

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Grant bolsters liver tumor surgery techniques

Apr. 8, 2013—A team led by Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer Michael Miga, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and Neurological Surgery, has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to enhance image-guided surgery techniques for safely removing liver tumors.

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