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VISE affiliate receives prestigious NIH award for her research on Alzheimer’s Disease

Nov. 3, 2022—Biomedical engineering doctoral student Sarah Goodale has been awarded a National Institute on Aging Transition to Postdoc Fellowship for her proposed work on investigating fatigue and sleep disturbance symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease and their relationship with functional and structural properties of the brain and intellectual decline. The National Institutes of Health NIA F99/K00 award supports...

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Volunteer drivers needed for first-of-its-kind research project

Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers are seeking up to 150 local volunteer drivers to participate in a novel traffic study using I-24 MOTION  from November 14-18. The study, being led by School of Engineering professors Jonathan Sprinkle and Dan Work, will assess the impact of specially equipped vehicles to smooth traffic and thereby improve fuel efficiency. The experiments...

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Vanderbilt honors three distinguished engineering faculty

Oct. 14, 2022—Three prominent faculty members are among the School of Engineering’s most recent honorees. Christos Constantinidis, Stevenson Chair Mark Abkowitz, Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Gábor Karsai, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science “These faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research that will have transformative effects,” said Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of...

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Audrey Bowden receives NIH funding to develop point-of-care detection of jaundice in newborns

Oct. 13, 2022—Audrey Bowden, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow and associate professor of biomedical and electrical engineering, has won a grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop a novel noninvasive smartphone-integrated device to provide accurate, point-of-care detection of jaundice in newborns of all skin tones. Audrey Bowden Newborns have immature...

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Vanderbilt electrical engineering professor publishes paper on merging metasurfaces with microfluidics

Oct. 11, 2022—Nature Nanotechnology, a journal that showcases the best research in nanoscience and nanotechnology, recently published another paper by Vanderbilt University’s Justus C. Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, on merging metasurfaces with microfluidics. Ndukaife, who heads the Laboratory for Innovation in Optofluidics and Nanophotonics (LION) at Vanderbilt, said the practice highlighted in the journal provides...

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Two engineering students are Outstanding Senior finalists

Oct. 7, 2022—Winner to be announced at Homecoming game Oct. 8 Two engineering students from the Class of 2023 have been named as finalists for the Outstanding Senior award, one of the highest honors an undergraduate student can receive at Vanderbilt. The award recognizes a senior who exemplifies the values of the university community through leadership, service and...

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Young researchers gain skills in new workshops offered by summer fellows program

Oct. 6, 2022—Twelve exceptional undergraduates have benefited from the addition of new workshops to a 10-week Summer Fellows program that gives students first-hand experience in research laboratories and provides financial support. The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering’s Summer Fellows program expanded this year with the addition of two new workshops: Technical Communication in Research and Refining...

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Reinhart-King named University Distinguished Professor

Sep. 27, 2022—In recognition of her cutting-edge research and leadership in the field of biomedical engineering, Cynthia Reinhart-King has been named a University Distinguished Professor, Vanderbilt’s highest faculty distinction. Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research in the School of Engineering, will now have an additional primary faculty appointment in the School of Medicine...

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