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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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Vanderbilt researcher selected to present at UN’s COP27 in Egypt

Sep. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University has been selected to present in two venues at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP27, Nov. 15 at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Vanderbilt research assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative Director Leah Dundon’s proposal on Vanderbilt’s ongoing research in marine shipping...

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School of Engineering incoming class marks a new milestone with a majority of women

Sep. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering hit a record enrollment of 1,473 undergraduates for fall 2022, including a majority of first-year females and a growing number of first-year underrepresented minorities. In this year’s class, 50.1% of first-year engineering undergraduates are women; overall, 41.6% of the school’s undergraduates are female. In the case of URMs, they make...

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Graduate student enrollment in the School of Engineering reaches new high for fall 2022

Sep. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering continues to be the top choice for graduates and professionals seeking advancement based on an all-time high enrollment of 830 in its programs for fall 2022. Of the 830 students, 652 are in on-campus programs with 530 students enrolled in eight Ph.D. programs, the largest number ever, and 122 enrolled...

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