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Imaging brain’s white matter is predictive “biomarker” for Alzheimer’s disease progression

Nov. 20, 2020—Measuring changes in functional connectivity of the brain’s white matter, which is made up of nerve fibers and their protective myelin coating, can predict Alzheimer’s disease progression, researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science have found. Previous studies have correlated variations in blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) signals detected by functional magnetic resonance...

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Vanderbilt researchers bring paradigm-shifting technology to endoscopic procedures

Nov. 19, 2020—A collaboration between international and Vanderbilt University researchers is helping to update a tried-and-true medical technology for the 21st century. The development of an intelligent and autonomous Magnetic Flexible Endoscope holds the promise of making colonoscopies safer, less painful, more widely available and less expensive. The article “Enabling the future of colonoscopy with intelligent and...

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Engineering scholar Katherine Russo receives AAUW fellowship

Nov. 17, 2020—AAUW programs aim to tackle barriers women face in education Graduate student Katherine Russo has been awarded a 2020-2021 fellowship from the American Association of University Women. The AAUW awards grants and fellowships to scholars who pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls. It is one of the world’s...

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Engineering lab returns during Vanderbilt’s Research Ramp-up to advance research in neurodegeneration

Nov. 16, 2020—The lab of Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and biomedical engineering, seeks to model, understand, and ultimately treat neurodegeneration, focusing primarily on the blood-brain barrier, a border of protective blood vessels found in the brain. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Lippmann’s team in the Neurovascular Engineering and Therapeutic Design Laboratory was firing...

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Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Lori Troxel awarded 2020 Chancellor’s Cup

Nov. 11, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier presents an engraved pewter cup and silver bowl to 2020 Chancellor’s Cup recipient Lori Troxel. (John Russell/Vanderbilt University) The School of Engineering’s Lori Troxel, who is dedicated to empowering her students’ career success while they contribute to the betterment of their communities, has been awarded the 2020 Chancellor’s Cup by Chancellor Daniel...

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Adams is 2021 Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics

Nov. 9, 2020—Doug Adams has been elected a 2021 Fellow in the Society for Experimental Mechanics for his outstanding and sustained research, development and commercialization of experimental structural dynamics, nonlinear system identification and structural health monitoring technologies. Adams is the Daniel F. Flowers Professor of Engineering and Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and...

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Potts Scholarship to support STEM students in A&S, School of Engineering

Nov. 6, 2020—David Potts and his wife, Frances Candi Potts, are determined to help others. They recently documented their intent to establish the Potts Scholarship through a bequest gift to provide financial support for undergraduate students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the College of Arts and Science or the School of Engineering. The road leading to...

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Clarke to receive Kappe Award for contributions to environmental engineering and science

Nov. 5, 2020—James Clarke will received the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists’ Stanley E. Kappe Award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in spring 2021. This national award is for “extraordinary and outstanding service contributory to significant advancement of public awareness to the betterment of the total environment and other objectives of the Academy.”...

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