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Data science workshops open to Vanderbilt community

Sep. 17, 2021—The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute is offering a number of workshops this fall open to students, faculty and community members to familiarize them with data science tools. Workshops take place in Classroom 2001A of the Sony Building located at 1400 18th Avenue South. Some sessions also may have a virtual Zoom option. The workshops are:...

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Ndukaife, Wilson win a Chancellor’s Award for Research at 2021 Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 26, 2021—Justus Ndukaife and John Wilson are among five Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research at the 2021 Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 26, 2021, where Chancellor Daniel Diermeier shared his priorities and aspirations for the new academic year and presented some of the university’s highest honors. Engineering professors Ted Bapty, Akos Ledeczi, Sandra Rosenthal...

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Team wins competitive DOE award to advance isotope production critical for U.S. science, medicine and industry

Jul. 22, 2021—A U.S. Department of Energy $4 million initiative to advance research in isotope production includes a Vanderbilt engineering professor’s work on separation technologies and to scale up processes. The funding is part of a key federal program that produces critical isotopes otherwise unavailable or in short supply for U.S. science, medicine and industry. Piran Kidambi,...

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Nano tools pioneer is keynote speaker at Vanderbilt’s fall NanoDay! forum

Jul. 13, 2021—Research seminars, poster presentations part of Nov. 19 event An expert in designing nanoscale materials and multi-scale nano tools is the keynote speaker at the 21st Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum Nov. 19, 2021, at Vanderbilt University. The forum and NanoDay! is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Teri W. Odom, Charles...

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New Extracellular Vesicle Research Center launches; NSF grant is an early success

Jul. 12, 2021—On July 1, the Program for Extracellular Vesicle Research became one of the nine official centers and institutes associated with the School of Medicine Basic Sciences. The Center for Extracellular Vesicle Research is led by Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Alissa Weaver, who holds the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and also led the center’s previous incarnation as a program....

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Vanderbilt graduate students address legislators to advocate for NSF funding

Jun. 30, 2021—By Collier Roberts Members of the Vanderbilt community meet with a staff member from the Office of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN09). (Office of Federal Relations) Two graduate students from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering and one from the School of Medicine recently addressed legislators in Washington, D.C., virtually, sharing stories about the important role funding from...

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Engineering grad student co-leads effort to repurpose approved medications

Jun. 14, 2021—Global repositioning campaign targets needs of children and pregnant women Anup Challa, BE ’21, MS ’21, has been tapped to co-lead a team of researchers and patient advocates to identify areas across the world in need of health care for pregnant women and infants. He is the new chair of the Special Populations Coordinating Committee...

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Class of 2021: Family bonds inspire biomedical engineering major to fight breast cancer through cellular research

May. 12, 2021—By Amy Wolf Yoanna Ivanova wears a red-and-white Martenitsa bracelet around her wrist. It’s a Bulgarian tradition representing health, success and renewal—all of which the biomedical engineering major and A. James Clark Scholar is hoping for as she prepares for a future fighting diseases like cancer through cellular research. Watch her YouTube video. Yoanna Ivanova, Class...

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