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August, 2020

Duvall named Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society

Aug. 10, 2020—Craig Duvall, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society. Duvall and his research program focus on development of technologies for controlled drug release, tissue regeneration and therapeutics, and delivery of intracellular-acting biologic drugs such as siRNA and peptide therapeutics. The applications of these technologies...

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BME Professor Audrey Bowden is faculty head of Zeppos College

Aug. 10, 2020—One of the special parts of student life at Vanderbilt is the university’s uniquely personal and collaborative residential college experience. Undergraduate houses and colleges are led by faculty who live with their families in community with students. Our faculty heads of house and their teams are excited to learn more about their new student residents!...

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Alumni brothers take on cybersecurity’s moving target

Aug. 7, 2020—Without warning, freezing-cold air blasts from the vents, the stereo screams heavy metal music at deafening decibels, your transmission dies and the doors won’t unlock. The good news is that your brand-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is not a lemon. The bad news is that you have been attacked by a hacker sitting on his living...

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Vanderbilt researchers receive $1.4 million grant to improve outcomes after macular hole repair

Aug. 6, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a $1.4 million grant from the National Eye Institute at the National Institute of Health to identify surgical techniques that improve vision after macular hole repair. Yuankai “Kenny” Tao, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is the principal investigator and leads a team of engineers...

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MoveVU travels on with $8.4M to help reduce traffic jams near campus, improve city air quality

Aug. 5, 2020—Campus Perimeter ‘Walk and Roll Loop’ (Mark Abkowitz/Vanderbilt University) Based on the success of the MoveVU sustainable transportation program, launched in 2018, Vanderbilt University has received an additional $8.4 million to scale up its activities. The additional money is being funded equally by the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement...

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Vanderbilt launches high-tech module in national partnership to meet critical engineering workforce needs

Aug. 4, 2020—If this national workforce development model works as designed, a serious trend in America’s shrinking talent pipeline in highly specialized engineering fields will stabilize and turn around. “Engineering talent shortage is a top risk factor for American industry according to a 2019 Gartner survey,” said Mike Alles, Vanderbilt University’s lead principal investigator in a public-private-academic...

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