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January, 2016

Vanderbilt engineering PhD disrupts wearables market with biosensing through metal

Jan. 30, 2016—  Put Wisewear on your wrist, and other women likely will think it’s simply a fabulous piece of jewelry. For now. After wowing 2016 Consumer Electronics Show visitors and appearing in a slew of tech news articles, WiseWear soon will be recognized for what it is: a fitness monitoring, security alert and business management system...

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Research shows patient privacy, ‘big data’ can coexist

Jan. 29, 2016—  A Vanderbilt study shows that anonymization algorithms can provide privacy protection across multiple institutions as clinical data are released for research. (photo by Susan Urmy) A new study, led by investigators at Vanderbilt University, confirms that the scientific pursuit of so-called big data from hospitals and clinics needn’t conflict with patient privacy. As electronic medical...

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High-tech teddy bear creator to deliver engineering entrepreneurial lecture Feb. 25

Jan. 28, 2016—Jerry the Bear helps kids understand diabetes and self-care https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNr0ASnxQ6k Jerry the Bear helps hundreds of kids diagnosed with type 1 diabetes learn to take care of themselves. Jerry has sensors throughout his body and a screen in his belly. Kids can “feed” him different foods, squeeze his fingers to check his blood sugar levels,...

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Peabody College team rethinks education ecosystem in Sterling Ranch project

Jan. 22, 2016—Add some computers and a Smart Board or two, and most modern school days look a lot like the ones our grandparents experienced: Sit down, learn, leave. Peabody College of education and human development is rethinking everything about educational delivery and, thanks to a unique partnership, will enjoy access to a next-gen community in which...

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After military, Pentagon career, PhD student starts fulfilling lifelong dream

Jan. 22, 2016—Leslie Gillespie-Marthaler spent almost two decades as a U.S. Army officer, defense contractor and Pentagon and EPA employee, promoting sustainability across installations and federal agencies. She helped break barriers in two areas dominated by men – the military and engineering – gaining authority and respect in both well before the age of 40. She left...

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Vanderbilt team gets context, closer look for Sterling Ranch sustainability projects

Jan. 22, 2016—A team of 30 Vanderbilt University students and professors from across the disciplines spent a series of information-packed, 14-hour days in suburban Denver to understand better how their work will lead to smart, sustainable cities. They returned from that winter break trip with the context of research already underway – projects that are the result...

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Three faculty members selected as 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 21, 2016—Three engineering professors have been named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises 14 highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as business, education and engineering. “This class of fellows represents the remarkable breadth and depth of talent we...

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Vanderbilt on team to develop advanced nuclear reactors to reduce carbon emissions

Jan. 20, 2016—Vanderbilt University is part of a new public-private partnership that has been awarded up to $40 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore, develop and demonstrate advanced nuclear reactor technologies to help America meet its goals for carbon emission reduction. The current award to Southern Company Services, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based utility giant...

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