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November, 2022

Vanderbilt Engineering professor named one of the most highly cited researchers

Nov. 29, 2022—Shihong Lin has been named one of the most highly cited researchers in the world for 2022, according to an annual analysis conducted by Clarivate. Lin, who is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering, has published multiple influential studies on water treatment and desalination. Clarivate’s designation places Lin...

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Notable neuroscientist is keynote speaker for Vanderbilt’s 11th annual surgery and engineering symposium

Nov. 28, 2022—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering is taking advantage of a five-day annual meeting in Nashville of the American Epilepsy Society by inviting two notable doctors to the VISE December seminar and symposium series. Dr. Martha Morell will deliver the Dec. 7 keynote address during the VISE 11th Annual Surgery, Intervention, and Engineering Symposium,...

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How families can develop productive rules for screen time

Nov. 22, 2022—With the holidays quickly approaching, there’s one item that nearly every kid wants: a mobile phone or tablet equipped with the latest games and social apps. That prospect can be scary for adults, especially those who are considering entrusting younger children with a digital device for the first time. Pamela Wisniewski, an expert in adolescent...

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Vanderbilt study finds that diabetes may hasten breast cancer tumor growth and stiffness

Nov. 18, 2022—While diabetes is already associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new Vanderbilt study published in Science Advances on November 18 indicates that presence of the disease may increase tumor growth and stiffness. Researchers also found that diabetes treatments could reduce the tumor growth and stiffness to levels comparable with non-diabetic ones....

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Vanderbilt researchers explore AI technology to help optimize Nashville emergency services

Nov. 14, 2022—When leaders from Nashville’s fire department and emergency management services began participating in a yearlong series of community engagement discussions with faculty experts from Vanderbilt University in September of 2021 they weren’t sure what to expect. What they did know is that—like nearly every city at that time—they were experiencing significant headwinds coming from two...

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Engineering researchers use NSF and DOE funding to help improve transportation in India

Nov. 10, 2022—Abhishek Dubey, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and Ayan Mukopadhyay, a research scientist in Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems, are collaborating with researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) to improve transportation in the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India. Currently, the main means of transportation in the densely...

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Vanderbilt researchers develop app that promotes shared responsibility between parents and teens to manage family online safety and privacy

Nov. 9, 2022—For parents and teenagers alike, technology is a two-way street. Parents often rely on adolescents for help navigating new digital devices. At the same time, they are often quick to impose restrictive controls intended to keep their children safe online. To help resolve these tensions, Vanderbilt researchers, with collaborators from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte...

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New research explores nanotech frontiers to mitigate biological threats and decarbonize transportation

Nov. 8, 2022—Piran Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, recently had two papers appear in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces and ACS Nano that respectively focus on a new approach to filter nanoparticles and explore ways to aid decarbonizing transportation. The paper published August 29, 2022, in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces is about developing one...

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