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Vanderbilt computer scientists develop community-based app for managing mobile privacy and security

Aug. 3, 2023—Mamtaj Akter, a Vanderbilt computer science graduate student in the lab of Pamela Wisniewski, Flowers Family Fellow in Engineering and associate professor of computer science, has co-authored a study  evaluating how technology can help people manage mobile privacy and security as a community. Managing mobile privacy and security as an individual is a constant challenge. “We...

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VISE affiliates awarded $2.3M NIH grant to combat childhood blindness

Jul. 31, 2023—A team of Vanderbilt engineers are working to breach the critical barrier to timely clinical intervention of blindness in preterm infants. One of the major causes of childhood blindness is a rapidly growing retinal vascular disease called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). “Clinical intervention options for ROP exist, but our limited ability to detect ROP and...

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Two engineering alumna named to university’s alumni board

Jul. 28, 2023—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has welcomed two new engineering alumna to its board for three-year terms that started July 1, and two returning board leaders who are engineering alumni. The Alumni Association’s mission is to engage Vanderbilt alumni in the life of the university, encourage lifelong connections and support the university’s goals. “Vanderbilt’s alumni community...

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Vanderbilt engineering professor’s company makes successful first-in-human clinical study using novel device for endoscopic surgery

Jul. 27, 2023—A medical device company co-founded by a Vanderbilt engineering professor recently announced the completion of a successful first-in-human clinical study using its innovative technology that radically improves minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. Robert J. Webster III, Richard A. Schroeder Professor of Mechanical Engineering and associate professor of medicine and urology at Vanderbilt University, is co-founder and president...

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Vanderbilt researchers’ innovative practice of light enhancement in nanoscale structures could aid cancer detection

Jul. 26, 2023—A cutting-edge practice by two Vanderbilt researchers that enhances light in nanoscale structures could help in the detection of diseases like cancer. The work by Justus Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, and Sen Yang, a recent Ph.D. graduate from Ndukaife’s lab in Interdisciplinary Materials Science under Ndukaife, was published in Nature’s Light: Science and...

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Engineering undergraduate wins prestigious paper award, will present findings about radiation effects on electronics at conference in France

Jul. 21, 2023—Isabella Wynocker will travel to Toulouse, France in September to present her work on radiation effects on memory drives in space environments as the only undergraduate researcher of five authors to win best student abstract awards for RADECS 2023.  The RADiation and its Effects on Components and Systems Conference (RADECS) is an annual international European...

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Biomedical engineering professor leads study of novel technology that helps identify parathyroids during pediatric endocrine surgery

Jul. 19, 2023—Damage or removal of calcium-regulating parathyroid glands during endocrine surgery can put children at risk for poor growth and slow mental development. Preserving the often rice-sized organ in children is vital, but not always easy. Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Ph.D., professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Orrin H. Ingram Chair in Biomedical Engineering, is the lead investigator...

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Cellular bioengineer Cynthia Reinhart-King elected to fellow of IAMBE

Jul. 10, 2023—University Distinguished Professor and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering Cynthia Reinhart-King has been elected to the 2023 Class of Fellows of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE). IAMBE is made up of fellows who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession of medical and biological engineering at an international level....

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