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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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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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NSF grant accelerates development of medical capsule robots

Dec. 6, 2012—Four Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty members have been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create new tools, including a web-based modeling and simulation infrastructure, intended to help speed up the development of miniature medical capsule robots.

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Posters accepted until Dec. 1 for Surgery and Engineering Symposium

Nov. 14, 2012—The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and the Department of Surgery Research Collaborative will host the first Vanderbilt Surgery and Engineering Symposium from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Light Hall, Room 202. Reed Omary, professor and chair of radiology and radiological sciences, will present “Image-Guided Drug Delivery for Cancer.” The...

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Vanderbilt spinoff company adds to local high-tech growth

Oct. 29, 2012—A Nashville company founded in 2007 by two Vanderbilt University engineers and a Vanderbilt University Medical Center neurosurgeon to license and bring to market some of the technology developed at Vanderbilt has been awarded a three-year, $2.7 million grant to continue development of an integrated solution for the treatment and management of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.

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Valdastri receives best paper award at international computer aided surgery conference

Jul. 3, 2012—Pietro Valdastri, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and member of the Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE), was awarded with the OLYMPUS ISCAS Best Paper Award at the 16th Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS) June 30 in Pisa, Italy.

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