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November, 2021

New study reveals breakthrough tool to show how much exoskeletons reduce back injury risk

Nov. 30, 2021—A study led by researchers from Vanderbilt University’s Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology reveals a breakthrough tool to assess the effect of exoskeletons on injury risk. The tool, called Exo-LiFFT, is an interactive calculator that will help companies looking for ways to overcome workforces struggling with musculoskeletal injuries, missed work, and accelerated retirement...

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10th annual VISE symposium features keynote on heart ‘digital twins’

Nov. 29, 2021—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering hosts its 10th annual Surgery, Intervention and Engineering Symposium Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. CT. The event will feature a keynote lecture by Natalia Trayanova, Murray B. Sachs Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. The event is free and open to the public....

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Professor Jamey Young appointed to Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair

Nov. 23, 2021—Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Jamey D. Young has been named Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering. Cornelius Vanderbilt Chairs are established by the university at all Vanderbilt schools to recognize faculty who are engaged in groundbreaking research. Young is the director of graduate studies in chemical engineering and director of the Interdisciplinary Training in...

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Vanderbilt researchers join exclusive global effort to speed breakthrough in depression treatment

Nov. 17, 2021—Project to build end-to-end model of depression capturing biological factors, quantifiable biometrics and behavioral measures Vanderbilt researchers have been selected by Wellcome Leap as one of 12 global teams to develop an integrated model of depression and to identify biologically effective treatment in an accelerated timeframe. A key goal is rapid, targeted intervention and selection...

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Headband device suitable for use at home with young ADHD patients

Nov. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt biomedical engineering professor has developed a prototype headband to measure brain activity that could have widespread application in studying and ultimately treating ADHD and other neurological disorders. The device is lightweight, portable, and inexpensive to construct. Prototype components cost less than $250, compared to costs exceeding $10,000 for commercial systems. Audrey Bowden, associate professor...

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Engineering’s Shun Ahmed is 2022 Outstanding Senior at Vanderbilt

Nov. 15, 2021—Shun Ahmed has a passion for diversity, inclusion and volunteering. Vanderbilt community members recognized Ahmed’s impact throughout her time at Vanderbilt when she was named 2022 Outstanding Senior on Oct. 23 during the halftime program of the Homecoming football game versus Mississippi State. “Receiving this award has both a sentimental and physical meaning to me....

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Vanderbilt University signs on to U.N.-backed Race to Zero campaign

Nov. 11, 2021—(L to R) Assistant Professor Leah Dundon with students Chandler Quaile, Lucas Martim de Lima Portilho, Sammy Knoblauch, Lily Hauptman, Robin Young, Lipika Narisetti, Charles Doktycz and Madeline Allen (submitted photo)   Vanderbilt engineering professor and 14 students participate in international climate change negotiations Vanderbilt University, which already has taken significant steps in its commitment...

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NSF awards $4M to expand national high school engineering program

Nov. 8, 2021—BME professor Stacy Klein-Gardner is e4usa co-director and co-PI The National Science Foundation has awarded partner institutions $4 million over the next three years to broaden the impact of Engineering for US All (e4usa), an NSF-funded program that makes engineering more accessible to high school students and educators. e4usa provides an educational curriculum for students to learn...

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