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October, 2021

Landman awarded $2.6 million grant to improve Alzheimer’s patient management

Oct. 15, 2021—An electrical and computer engineering professor has received a $2.6 million NIH grant to improve the understanding of structural changes in the brains of people who have Alzheimer’s Disease. The goal is to identify opportunities for early intervention by developing more effective interventional strategies. Bennett Landman, who chairs the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,...

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Companies with VUSE ties awarded $3.8 million in grants

Oct. 13, 2021—Six early-stage companies with ties to School of Engineering faculty, students and alumni have been awarded federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grants and matching funds from Launch Tennessee totaling more than $3.8 million. Highly competitive, the SBIR and STTR programs encourage domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and development...

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New drug targets vascular inflammation, drastically improves vascular procedures’ long-term effectiveness

Oct. 12, 2021—By Aran Sullivan THE IDEA Cardiovascular procedures like bypass grafting and vessel stenting are some of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, but about half of them will require additional corrective measures, according to Craig Duvall, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and undergraduate director of biomedical engineering. The need for follow-up procedures is often...

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Chang receives $1.1 million grant to investigate brain-body connections, advance understanding of how brains age

Oct. 11, 2021—An assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering has received a $1.1 million NIH grant to investigate brain-body connections and advance understanding of aging in normal and pathological brains. Catie Chang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, leads the research team, which will focus on developing machine learning methods that can automatically reconstruct physiological...

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Janey Camp selected as co-author for Fifth National Climate Assessment

Oct. 11, 2021—Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been selected as a contributor to the Fifth National Climate Assessment, a quadrennial report on the varied impacts and risks presented by global climate change across the country. The NCA5 is published by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, itself a federally mandated body...

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Paul Harrawood, Emeritus Dean of Engineering, has died

Oct. 8, 2021—School of Engineering Dean, Emeritus, Paul Harrawood, 93, died Oct. 3, 2021, in Lexington, Virginia. Harrawood joined the Vanderbilt engineering faculty as an associate professor of civil engineering in 1967. He served as director of the engineering science division from 1967 to 1971, and he served as acting dean in 1970-1971. He was dean of the...

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Bell named faculty director of undergraduate data science minor

Oct. 8, 2021—Charreau Bell, a senior data scientist at the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute and research assistant professor of computer science, has been named the faculty director of the undergraduate data science minor. Bell’s appointment was announced today by Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty. “Dr. Bell is a talented data...

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Schrimpf receives IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Merit Award

Oct. 5, 2021—Ronald Schrimpf has received the 2021 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Merit Award for contributions to the understanding of radiation effects in semiconductor devices and integrated circuits. The Merit Award is the highest technical award presented by the IEEE NPSS and the selection criteria include the importance of individual technical contributions as well as technical contributions made by teams...

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