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Vanderbilt engineers develop capabilities for more secure blockchain applications

Jun. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt engineers have successfully developed and validated the feasibility of blockchain-based technologies for secure, confidential sharing of patient medical records in a case study that demonstrates how blockchain could solve a huge healthcare challenge. Health IT interoperability has been an elusive goal, with data silos between hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and payers making exchange of information difficult. The Vanderbilt case study shows how...

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Cyber-physical systems security summer camps are games and fun for young learners

Jun. 21, 2018—In this tug-of-war game there was no rope and no pulling. Groans, however, were plentiful as pairs of middle and high school campers at Vanderbilt jabbed at computer keys and space bars to push left or right a small robot car with cartoon googly eyes. One person in each pair was going to win. At...

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Researchers find political leaning influences city water policies as strongly as climate

Jun. 20, 2018—A team that includes Vanderbilt engineering researchers has found urban water conservation policies are reflecting the nation’s political polarization. A new, interdisciplinary report demonstrates a city’s water ordinances can be as much related to whether it leans left or right as to whether the climate is wet or dry. Vanderbilt University environmental researchers found Los...

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Research dean to teach molecular simulations ‘crash course’ to grad students in Beijing

Jun. 19, 2018—In a one-week intensive course in June, engineering’s associate dean for research will teach molecular simulations to 44 graduate students in Beijing. “I’m presenting a crash course for chemical engineering students on how to perform simulations of materials from the molecule up,” said Peter Cummings, also the John R. Hall Professor of Engineering. Cummings is...

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Giorgio wins spot in 2018 NIH mobile health institute at UCLA

Jun. 15, 2018—Todd Giorgio, professor of biomedical engineering, has been selected by the Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) to attend a Mobile Health Training Institute at UCLA July 29-Aug. 3. The summer institute seeks to advance biomedical discovery and improve health through mobile sensor big data. Participation is limited to 30 scholars for a...

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‘Making Nashville Living Building Ready’ event June 21 in Featheringill Hall

Jun. 14, 2018—The Living Building Challenge is described as a “philosophy, certification and advocacy tool for projects to become truly regenerative.” The second in a local series of focused discussions about the Living Building Challenge is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium in Featheringill Hall. The event will be...

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Six engineering proposals win 2018 Discovery Grant funding

Jun. 13, 2018—Six engineering faculty proposals have been recognized by the Office of the Provost with Discovery Grants, one of Vanderbilt’s primary investments to advance discovery in core disciplines and strengthen the university’s overall scholarly profile. By supporting new ideas, cutting-edge research and infrastructure development, Discovery Grants are designed to serve as a catalyst to significant external...

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Stacy Klein-Gardner is named ASEE Fellow

Jun. 12, 2018—Stacy Klein-Gardner, adjoint associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been selected as a member of the Academy of Fellows of the American Society for Engineering Education. Klein-Gardner’s fellow status will be conferred June 27, 2018, at the ASEE Annual Conference banquet in Salt Lake City. At Vanderbilt, she has collaborated with other universities in a...

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