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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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Engineering grad student shares how she handles stress during COVID-19

Jun. 25, 2020—How does a Vanderbilt chemical engineering graduate student navigate her world during a global pandemic? She keeps regular meetings, sets mini-deadlines for herself, and she cooks. Kazi Tasneem, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is featured in a Society of Women Engineers short-form blog series—Engineering in Crisis—on how SWE members...

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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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Vanderbilt engineer leads effort to define the pathways for solid-state battery development

Jun. 22, 2020—By Marissa Shapiro As society moves toward a future of renewable energy around the world, a vision is emerging of safe, energy-dense batteries that will allow electric vehicles to travel longer distances on a single charge, as well as decentralized grids to store massive amounts of energy to power entire communities. The development of solid-state...

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Hazard education curriculum developed for future community leaders

Jun. 19, 2020—As secondary educators plan their fall course material, they will have access to new, online-friendly teaching materials focused on risk education. Their development has been lead by Janey Camp, associate research professor of civil and environmental engineering, as one component of a national disaster resilience competition. “Whether you realize it or not, we make decisions about...

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Vanderbilt, Ohio State to develop social robots to encourage activity among older adults

Jun. 18, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt University and The Ohio State University are teaming up to develop next-generation robotic technology that can help older adults living with forms of dementia through a grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. The five-year grant, totaling $3.13 million, will support research and development of robotic...

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