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Clark Scholars mingle with foundation and university leadership

Nov. 30, 2018—Now a group of 20 students, the A. James Clark Scholars at the School of Engineering met recently with members of the foundation that endowed the program as well as top Vanderbilt officials. The Clark Scholars Program is the signature academic program of the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation. It emphasizes three key components—engineering excellence, business acumen...

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Decades after helping launch Vanderbilt’s first women’s swim team, Jan Hildebrandt dives into competitive swimming again

Nov. 29, 2018—A nationally competitive swimmer in her 60s, Jan Hildebrandt, BE’79, trains at Superior Athletic Club in Medford, Oregon. (FRIZZSTUDIO.COM) Jan Diner Hildebrandt retired from competitive swimming the day her senior season ended at Vanderbilt. Or so she thought. Nearly 40 years later, Hildebrandt, a 1979 electrical engineering and math graduate, found herself competing in the...

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Exoskeleton developed at Vanderbilt University collects R&D 100 Award

Nov. 28, 2018—by Heidi Hall Nov. 28, 2018, 3:38 PM The Indego exoskeleton developed at Vanderbilt University picked up an R&D 100 Award at the Nov. 16 ceremony held in Orlando, Fla. Co-inventors Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Ryan Farris, a Vanderbilt alumnus and engineering manager at Parker Hannifin Corporation, accepted the...

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Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center collaboration seeks earlier diagnosis of throat cancer

Nov. 28, 2018—Cancers of the tonsils and the base of the tongue related to the human papillomavirus (HPV) are frequently small, often with no early-stage symptoms, so many patients go undiagnosed until tumors have spread to lymph nodes in the neck. Oropharyngeal cancers—cancers of the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils–are...

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Family brings 2019 Rose Parade floragraph that honors son to Vanderbilt Nov. 29

Nov. 23, 2018—Event to promote organ donation, recognize engineering alum is open to university, medical center communities A talented young Vanderbilt mechanical engineer from Indiana had a job with the company he had interned with for three summers, an engagement ring for his girlfriend, and a promising life to lead until a fatal truck accident during a...

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Phase change materials may free up valuable real estate for optical data transmission

Nov. 21, 2018—New research into the phase-changing capabilities of vanadium dioxide and infrared properties of hexagonal boron nitride holds promise for faster, more efficient optical data transmission, particularly in big data “farms” where thousands of computers must communicate to provide answers. A team composed of researchers from Vanderbilt University, the University of Georgia and Kansas State University...

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BME’s Merryman and collaborators find potential way to prevent rare lung disease

Nov. 20, 2018—Research by Vanderbilt scientists suggests that it may be possible to prevent or even reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare, progressive disease characterized by narrowing of and high blood pressure in the small arteries of the lungs. A key player in PAH is the proangiogenic cell (PAC), a cell produced by the bone marrow...

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VISE affiliates awarded $2.5 million NIH grant for continued epilepsy research

Nov. 17, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt University engineers and surgeons has received a five-year, $2.5 million National Institutes of Health R01 grant to continue research into epilepsy-related seizures and brain networks. Victoria Morgan, associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, is the principal investigator. Bennett Landman, associate professor of electrical engineering and Dario Englot, assistant professor of...

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