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July, 2016

Churchwell named to new Chief Diversity Officer role at VUMC

Jul. 15, 2016—Andre Churchwell, M.D., has been named Chief Diversity Officer for VUMC. (photo by Joe Howell) Andre Churchwell, M.D., the Levi Watkins Jr. M.D. Chair, professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs, has been named to serve in the newly created role of Chief Diversity Officer...

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ORAU award supports Vanderbilt engineer’s research on emerging desalination technology

Jul. 14, 2016—An engineering professor who is exploring the use of abundant waste materials – such as crumb rubber from scrap tires – to drop the cost of an emerging water desalination technology has received a competitive research grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Shihong Lin, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is one of 35...

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Vanderbilt-designed exoskeleton wins gold at Medical Design Excellence Awards

Jul. 13, 2016—Parker Hannifin Corporation received a gold award in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Device category for its Vanderbilt-designed Indego® exoskeleton at the 2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards ceremony June 14 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The 2016 MDEA Juror Panel selected 38 exceptional finalists in nine medical technology product categories....

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Six profs attract National Institutes of Health grants for wide-ranging research

Jul. 12, 2016—Five biomedical engineering professors and an electrical engineering and computer science professor are celebrating news about newly approved or resubmitted Research Project Grants (R01) from the Nationals Institutes of Health. With the grants, their teams – in collaboration with Vanderbilt University Medical Center — are performing groundbreaking research in areas as diverse as percutaneous heart...

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WSJ names Vanderbilt engineer’s surgical robot one of six technologies worth watching

Jul. 11, 2016—A surgical robot with a tiny mechanical wrist developed by team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University’s Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory was named in June by the Wall Street Journal as one of six new medical technologies worth watching. The robot consists of an arm made of tiny concentric tubes that become smaller...

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Scholarship program seeks STEM majors who want to teach

Jul. 8, 2016—Many STEM undergraduates want to pursue teaching. The Noyce Scholarship can help in a big way. Undergraduate students majoring in science, math or engineering subjects have the opportunity to make a difference in high-needs secondary schools while earning teaching licensure and a master’s degree from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. The Vanderbilt-Fisk...

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