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Bardhan awarded prestigious career development grant for melanoma research

Mar. 23, 2018—A chemical and biomolecular engineering professor has received a prestigious Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Career Development Award to develop an innovative multi-modal imaging platform for melanoma diagnosis and treatment evaluation. Assistant Professor Rizia Bardhan will use novel immunoactive gold nanostructures (IGNs) in conjunction with PET scanning and Raman spectroscopy to assess tumor immunomarkers...

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Engineering dean announces 2018 alumni honorees, distinguished friend

Mar. 22, 2018—Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet welcomed James C. Conwell, David Limp and Jack P. Williams to the Academy of Distinguished Alumni, and Harold Smethills as a member of the school’s Circle of Distinguished Friends at a special event March 22. Dean Fauchet called the newest members of the Academy and the Circle of Friends “influencers” with...

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Computer science undergraduates help build VR applications for struggling addicts

Mar. 20, 2018—Two computer science undergraduates have been instrumental in creating a virtual reality program to help addicts stay clean that’s already in use at a Nashville-area rehabilitation center. The project is part of a partnership between Vanderbilt University clinical psychology graduate student Noah Robinson and JourneyPure, a Nashville-based company that has both residential and outpatient addiction...

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Engineering’s graduate program is No. 37 in ‘U.S. News’ 2019 rankings

Mar. 20, 2018—The School of Engineering’s graduate program is No. 37 in annual rankings by U.S. News. No other engineering school of its size was ranked higher. The 2019 graduate school rankings were released today for business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing schools, as well as graduate programs in the sciences. The school ranks ahead of...

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BME students repair medical devices at Guatemala hospitals during spring break

Mar. 19, 2018—An anesthesia vaporizer that doesn’t deliver enough anesthesia; a rattling infant incubator with a tilted impeller; an infusion pump stuck in permanent “hold” mode; and a room filled with hundreds of medical devices needing attention are not typical spring break fare for university students. But this wasn’t a typical spring break trip. A dozen Vanderbilt...

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Vanderbilt’s Cummings to receive FOMMS 2018 Founders Medal

Mar. 19, 2018—Peter Cummings, John R. Hall Professor and associate dean for research, will receive the 2018 FOMMS Medal in July at the seventh triennial Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation conference where he will deliver the FOMMS Medal Lecture. The FOMMS Medal honors profound and lasting contributions by one or more individuals to the development of...

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iSeminar offers personal view of Nashville history, changes as part of deep dive into cities

Mar. 15, 2018—Steve Turner (BA‘69) was a student of cities long before Nashville became a hip place to visit as well as live. He and his wife Judy envied the European lifestyle where city residents worked at their street-level shops or businesses and lived upstairs. That historic model, born of convenience if not necessity, created vibrant urban...

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SPIE Medical Imaging conference gives students new perspective – as presenters

Mar. 8, 2018—Engineering graduate students who made presentations at SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 expected some performance jitters and anxiety about what their peers at this premier academic gathering thought of their work. What they may not have expected is the collegial give-and-take following their talks that sowed the seeds for new research avenues. Participating at such a...

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