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Rafat receives Young Investigator Grant from Breast Cancer Alliance

Feb. 19, 2020—Recent research links post-radiation inflammation to TNBC patient outcomes Marjan Rafat, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded a Young Investigator Grant by the Breast Cancer Alliance. The two-year, $125,000 award will allow Rafat and her research group to investigate how radiation influences tumor and immune cell recruitment in triple negative breast...

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Vanderbilt engineers mine EMRs and clinical journals for novel disease associations and new research paths

Feb. 18, 2020—The idea of simultaneously analyzing medical diagnosis codes with electronic medical records has been much like knowing valuable treasure is buried under miles of rock but lacking the tools to mine it. The payoff—connections that may detect disease earlier and identify new research paths—has tantalized engineers and clinicians alike, remaining largely out of reach. But...

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Engineering professor wins Sloan Research Fellowship award

Feb. 17, 2020—Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, an honor given annually to the brightest researchers early in their careers. She is among 126 recipients across the United States and Canada who were announced Feb. 12 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Winners receive a two-year, $75,000 fellowship, which...

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Federal support crucial to engineering research, Fauchet tells U.S. Congressional staffs

Feb. 14, 2020—United States competitiveness, workforce development and university partnerships were topics of interest for Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, and members and staff of the Tennessee congressional delegation earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Fauchet also emphasized the crucial need for continued across-the-board federal support for engineering education and research – in...

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Vanderbilt University, L3Harris Technologies collaborate to advance engineers’ space survivability design, analysis, and test skills

Feb. 13, 2020—Online training modules created to keep pace with evolving space electronics research will help advance the verification and validation skills of L3Harris Technologies’ radiation effects engineers. In a five-year partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics, the advanced training program will leverage the expertise of ISDE engineers and faculty members within the...

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Demanding double duty teaches how to take a hit and keep going

Feb. 12, 2020—Student athletes and ROTC cadets honored at annual dinner Sarah Goodale is a competitor. As a biomedical engineering undergraduate, she was an important member of the Vanderbilt Women’s Track and Field team, a force in the pentathlon and heptathlon. She still holds a top ten record for Vanderbilt in eight events. Though she knew her...

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Study habits author, NSBE leader is Vanderbilt Engineers Week speaker, Feb. 20

Feb. 6, 2020—Karl Reid has had great success: two degrees in engineering from MIT, a doctorate in education from Harvard and a fruitful career—first in the software industry, then in higher education, and now as executive director of a professional engineering society. “But it didn’t come easily,” Reid said. In his 2017 book, “Working Smarter, Not Just...

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Grad students will use travel grants to attend world’s largest sports medicine conference

Feb. 5, 2020—Three engineering graduate students whose research focus is biomechanics and assistive technologies will attend the world’s largest sports medicine conference thanks to spring 2020 travel grants from the Vanderbilt Graduate School’s  Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute. Maura Eveld, Emily Matijevich and Rachel Teater are mechanical engineering students who work with Karl Zelik, assistant professor...

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