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Churchwell recognized with national award for diversity achievement

Jan. 30, 2023—Dr. André L. Churchwell was honored with a Diamond Award for lifetime achievement in advancing diversity during a Not Alone Foundation celebration that brought together prominent leaders in business, education, entertainment, government and more at the Byers Theatre in Sandy Springs, Georgia, on Jan. 21. In addition, a new Diamond Award for diversity and inclusion...

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Vanderbilt engineer receives NSF award to develop neural analysis methodology

Jan. 18, 2023—Mikail Rubinov, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded $600,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop new computational methods for analysis of large-scale brain activity data. The three-year project is funded by the NSF Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS). It was awarded alongside a companion project from the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation...

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Summer research opportunities available for undergraduates

Jan. 17, 2023—Vanderbilt University and the School of Engineering offer undergraduates numerous summer research opportunities to expand their classroom knowledge and gain valuable practical experience. The Institute for Software Integrated Systems is hosting a virtual open house for interested students on Feb. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. The registration deadline is Feb. 21. The School of...

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Automated Instrument Tracking Enhances Ophthalmic Surgery

Dec. 19, 2022—Technology driven by deep-learning model delivers 4D video-rate imaging, improves precision A multidisciplinary team of engineers and clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has advanced its work to develop new tools for intraoperative imaging during ophthalmic surgery. The team recently presented a novel, automated instrument tracking method that leverages multimodal imaging and deep learning to...

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Vanderbilt engineering professor receives over $2 million in funding for genome sequencing research

Dec. 15, 2022—Maizie (Xin) Zhou, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and computer science, is the recipient of a $1.9 million award from the National Institutes of Health. She has also received $120,000 from Complete Genomics, a leader in human genome sequencing. The Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA)(R35) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH) will...

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Michael R. King named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Dec. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt University engineering professor Michael R. King has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI Fellows Program recognizes academic inventors who have created or facilitated outstanding inventions that make a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow is the highest...

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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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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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