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Mahadevan-Jansen elected to global photonics society’s presidential track

Aug. 16, 2019—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt University, has been elected to serve as the 2020 vice president of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics that serves 257,000 constituents from 173 countries. With her election at the society’s annual meeting, SPIE Optics + Photonics...

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Distinguished alumnus George Trabue was Eastman Chemical leader

Aug. 13, 2019—Vanderbilt School of Engineering distinguished alumnus George O’Bryan Trabue Jr., 86, died Aug. 10, 2019, in Kingsport, Tennessee. Trabue received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1955. He went on to do postgraduate work at the London School of Economics. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps as a Rifle...

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Top Google Cloud Healthcare adviser to address Vanderbilt construction symposium

Aug. 6, 2019—Dr. Toby Cosgrove, longtime president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic and now executive adviser to Google Cloud Healthcare, is the keynote speaker at Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s annual Healthcare Design & Construction Symposium. He will address the sold-out crowd Thursday, Aug. 8. This year’s theme is the “Intersection of Built Environment and Healthcare Delivery” and...

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Schmidt, Ledeczi named to provost Online Education Committee

Aug. 6, 2019—Vanderbilt will take stock of its resources for online education through the work of a new provost-appointed committee to ensure that the schools and colleges receive the needed support for these offerings, which advance the university’s mission of educating the whole student while encouraging lifelong learning. Committee members include Douglas Schmidt, associate provost for research...

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Provost working group to assess digital support services, projects

Aug. 5, 2019—A new working group will evaluate Vanderbilt’s digital project resources and services and make recommendations aimed at supporting the university’s current and future needs, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced Aug. 5. Digital services and project support enable the creation of a range of tools and products that include online...

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Vanderbilt celebrates opening of Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Jul. 29, 2019—The ribbon-cutting of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation with (l to r) Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affair Susan R. Wente, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering Philippe Fauchet, Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, William R. “Billy” Frist, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation Director Keivan Stassun, Daria Mulkey and John Mulkey....

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Chang receives Early Career Award for advancing fMRI data analysis

Jul. 25, 2019—Catie Chang has received the 2019 Early Career Achievement Award from a society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Chang, an assistant professor of computer science, electrical engineering and computer engineering, was honored this week at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society conference. Specifically, the award cites her “innovative contributions to...

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Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery, stop metastasis

Jul. 24, 2019—Cellular soldiers created using the body’s own defenses can track down and kill escaping cancer cells during surgeries, preventing metastasis and saving lives, a Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer has discovered, particularly in cases of triple negative breast cancer. Michael King, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Engineering and chair of the biomedical engineering department, and his...

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