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Guelcher named director of Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology

Feb. 3, 2017—Scott A. Guelcher, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology housed within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. VCBB investigates diseases of bone and mineral metabolism. Investigators associated with the center study the mechanisms regulating bone remodeling and repair, novel biomaterials for...

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Distinguished alumnus McCleskey was engineering scholarship donor

Feb. 3, 2017—Samuel Warren McClesky died Jan. 10, 2017, at his home in Rome, Georgia. He was 87. McCleskey earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1951.  He was a dedicated supporter of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering. He created the McCleskey Honor Scholarship in 1998 for engineering students. He also served as...

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Two civil engineering alums named to firms’ top spots

Feb. 2, 2017—Two civil engineering graduates have been appointed to leadership roles in their companies. Elizabeth “Ibba” Surface (B.E.’78) is the new president of Ross Bryan Associates Inc. and the first woman to lead the 67-year-old Nashville-based structural engineering firm. Bryan Tharpe (B.E.’94) has been named division vice president of Gresham, Smith and Partners’ building engineering division....

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Merryman wins $6M to address heart disease with arthritis drug, fund other research

Feb. 1, 2017—A Vanderbilt biomedical engineering professor has garnered $6 million total in grants to determine how to treat heart valve disease, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure using drugs originally developed for rheumatoid arthritis and applying the lessons learned from failed weight loss drugs. The larger grant to Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering David Merryman – the result...

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From Ironman to Vanderbilt engineering

Feb. 1, 2017—Opportunity Vanderbilt creates a tech entrepreneur out of an engineer Chandler Barnes, class of 2018, never saw himself as a Vanderbilt student back when he was in high school. Mainly, he worried that the university was out of reach financially. “When I was applying to schools, my dad said that although he’d love to be...

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Vanderbilt biomedical engineer receives presidential award for advanced wound healing research

Jan. 31, 2017—Craig Duvall, right, in the lab discussing his research with a student. (Daniel Dubois / Vanderbilt) Craig L. Duvall has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers early in their research careers. The associate professor of biomedical engineering at...

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Engineering’s Çağlar Oskay named ASME Fellow

Jan. 30, 2017—Çağlar Oskay, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering, has been selected to be a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession. Of the more than 140,000 members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, fewer than 4,000 have attained the...

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Four in civil engineering elected to American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Jan. 30, 2017—Three Vanderbilt civil engineering professors and one senior research scientist who are nationally recognized experts in environmental sustainability and hazardous waste management have been elected for membership in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and recognized as board certified environmental scientists. Craig Philip, George Hornberger, Doug Adams and Kevin Brown are recently elected...

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