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December, 2013

Top 10 research stories of 2013

Dec. 26, 2013—The most popular Vanderbilt research stories of 2013 plumbed mysteries of the brain, examined complex social phenomena, shed light on dark matter, uncovered a surprising link among our three greatest health threats and more. Of the top ten stories, Akos Ledeczi and Kenneth Pence with Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems landed at No. 9...

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Student wins grand prize in 2013 international travel video contest

Dec. 20, 2013—Khairul Kamarulzaman has taken advantage semester and holiday breaks at Vanderbilt to travel west and east, north and south across United States. A short video that features some of his travel adventures and introduces a unique project recently captured InternationalStudent.com’s grand prize – worth $4,000 – and a $1,000 viewer’s choice award for the most...

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Biodegradable scaffold may spur wound healing

Dec. 19, 2013—From left, Scott Guelcher, Jeffrey Davidson, Christopher Nelson and Craig Duvall showed that an enzyme-blocking molecule released by a biodegradable scaffold can enhance wound healing in a mouse model. (photo by Susan Urmy) Biomedical and chemical engineers at Vanderbilt University, working with a pathologist, have constructed a sponge-like, biodegradable tissue “scaffold” that releases an enzyme-blocking...

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A look at the images, posts, tweets, videos and memorable moments of 2013

Dec. 19, 2013—The Year in Review features the making of a MOOC with Professor of Computer Science Doug Schmidt, Vanderbilt engineers in Nashville Scene’s annual Innovations Issue, and more. [View the story “2013: The Year in Review” on Storify]

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Galloway joins editorial board of IEEE biomedical engineering journal

Dec. 10, 2013—Robert L. Galloway Jr. has accepted a position on the editorial board of Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, a journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Galloway, whose expertise is in technology-guided therapies, medical devices and medical imaging, is a professor of biomedical engineering, professor of neurosurgery and professor of surgery at Vanderbilt University....

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Joint course to offer MOOC sequence on mobile app development

Dec. 10, 2013—  Professor of Computer Science Doug Schmidt films a video for Coursera. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland have teamed up to introduce a new approach to massive open online courses, or MOOCs – a two-part, sequenced course offered through the digital learning platform Coursera. The joint MOOC begins this month with...

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Third environmental engineering professor is certified by U.S. academy

Dec. 9, 2013—Eugene LeBoeuf is the third Vanderbilt environmental engineering faculty member in two years to be accepted into the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists as a board certified environmental engineering member. LeBoeuf, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, received notification recently of his certification in environmental engineering. He joins Steven L. Krahn, professor...

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Two Vanderbilt engineers named 2014 IEEE Fellows

Dec. 6, 2013—Two faculty members at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering have been named fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Gautam Biswas, professor of computer science and computer engineering, and Robert Reed, professor of electrical engineering, were announced this month as recipients of one of the association’s highest honors. The grade of fellow...

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