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Adams to lead TIPs-funded, soldier-inspired innovation hub

Jun. 30, 2020—Sanchez, Valentine awarded VU Discovery Grants A new innovation incubator will amplify existing collaborations among researchers and soldiers, building on Vanderbilt’s partnership agreement with Army Futures Command. The project, Soldier-Inspired Innovation Incubator for Discovering Research-Based Solutions, is one of six cross-disciplinary programs to be funded by Vanderbilt’s Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) initiative, a hallmark of the...

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VISE researchers receive $3.1M grant for customizable cochlear implant programming

Jun. 26, 2020—By Michelle Bukowski A team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has received a $3.1 million NIH grant to develop advanced patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models for customized implant programming. Traditional cochlear implant programming is done by expert audiologists using a guess-and-check approach based on subjective patient feedback regarding sound quality as...

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Data Science Institute big data model to help Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital prepare for patient needs during pandemic and beyond

Jun. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute researchers are developing a model to use big data to address the impact of COVID-19 on policies, procedures, and resources now and in the future. The tool will help Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt evaluate short- and long-term resource needs in order to be fully prepared to meet patients’ needs as...

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BOV member Tamara Baynham to receive Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s 2020 volunteer award

Jun. 23, 2020—A dedicated volunteer leader, Tamara Baynham, BE’93, will receive the 2020 Alumni Volunteer Award, announced by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors. Baynham has served as president of the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni, on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and on the School of Engineering Board of Visitors. She also has volunteered for Reunion,...

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$3.3 million project aims to transform grid management with risk metrics for renewables

Jun. 17, 2020—The U.S. electricity market has never been simple but it has relied on highly predictable models. Loads are high during very hot and very cold months. Residential loads are lower during the day when many people are at workplaces outside their homes. Even then, the price for electricity on the wholesale market fluctuates every five...

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2U $3 million scholarship fund to expand access to tech boot camps

Jun. 10, 2020—2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, in partnership with more than 30 top non-profit universities nationwide, today announced the launch of a $3M scholarship fund designed to expand access to critical tech training boot camps for historically underrepresented candidates experiencing job loss or financial hardship. Participating programs include boot camps offered by Vanderbilt University School of...

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Data Science Institute welcomes 7 engineering students among 18 summer fellows

Jun. 5, 2020—Seven engineering students are among 18 summer research fellows at the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute, working on projects that include image analysis, object recognition, education reform, genomics and England’s top soccer league. The diverse projects share more than their core in data science: the summer program this year expanded its mission to require students to...

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Robinson named vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 3, 2020—William H. Robinson, vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence (Vanderbilt University) Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente today announced the appointment of William H. Robinson as Vanderbilt’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence. Robinson, who most...

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