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Town hall March 28 on future academic capital projects; focus on engineering, science

Mar. 20, 2019—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente Deans Fauchet, Marnett and Geer to participate The Vanderbilt community is invited to a March 28 town hall with several university senior leaders to learn about two studies underway for future capital improvements: one designed to respond to current and future facility needs in the...

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New report provides data on faculty composition and demographics

Mar. 11, 2019—The intersections of tenure status, gender, race/ethnicity and faculty title for all full-time Vanderbilt University-employed faculty members are represented in a new report released March 11. “This report will provide faculty members with valuable information as a baseline of our colleges and schools, and it will help to identify potential areas for growth through the...

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New working group to assess environmental health and safety at Vanderbilt

Mar. 8, 2019—Two engineering deans are members of a new working group formed to assess the current status and plan for the advancement of environmental health and safety at Vanderbilt University. The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Assessment and Planning Working Group will report to Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice...

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Biomedical engineering professor named a Fellow of optics society

Mar. 4, 2019—Audrey Ellerbee Bowden has been named a Fellow of SPIE, international society for optics and photonics, “for achievements in optical coherence tomography.” Bowden, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has developed several new system designs that advance optical coherence tomography, an imaging technique that provides high-resolution imaging of subsurface tissue structures. She works with clinicians to...

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Skin diseases study uses crowdsourcing to gather data

Mar. 1, 2019—For any number of diseases involving the skin, research into causes and cures requires isolating and quantifying in a reliable way the proportion of affected skin, one research subject after another, the more the better. This is achieved with medical photography, computer monitors, and mouse-dragging by a research dermatologist to carefully demarcate affected areas. With...

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Webster named Richard A. Schroeder Chair in Mechanical Engineering

Feb. 28, 2019—Robert J. Webster III, whose work has led to tools and methods for surgeries that require little or no incision, has been named the Richard A. Schroeder Chair in Mechanical Engineering. He is among Vanderbilt University’s newest endowed chair holders. In all, eight recipients were celebrated for their path-breaking scholarship and research by family members,...

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Researchers collaborate on $3.9 million NIH study of child-specific cochlear implant programming

Feb. 27, 2019—Researchers from the School of Engineering and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are working to improve outcomes for children with significant hearing loss by providing individualized, prescription-like programming for their cochlear implants. The study, funded by a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, to aims to determine whether the approach will impact a...

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Women of VISE engage Whitsitt Elementary students in optics and ultrasound basics

Feb. 24, 2019—Gummy bears, laser pointers, slinky toys and gooey, stretchy hands illustrated basics in optics, wave propagation and tumor registration to more than 100 Nashville public elementary students by biomedical engineering graduate students who took E-Week on the road. The hands-on activities were organized by Women of VISE – Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering –...

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