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Vanderbilt engineering professor helps develop innovative robotic technology to fight lung cancer

Sep. 21, 2023—Robert J. Webster III, Richard A. Schroeder Professor of Mechanical Engineering and associate professor of medicine and urology at Vanderbilt University, is part of a cross-disciplinary team that has developed novel robotic technology using bronchoscopic steerable needles that could aid in early detection of lung cancer. The researchers conducted their study in vivo and published...

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John Roth, emeritus engineering professor, has died

Sep. 20, 2023—John Roth, 89, Emeritus Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, died September 15, 2023. Professor Roth joined the Vanderbilt chemical engineering faculty in 1962 and served as associate dean of the School of Engineering in the 1960s. He took sabbatical leave to serve in other roles, including Commissioner of Environmental Protection for the State of...

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Franz Baudenbacher named 2023 Master Innovator at Vanderbilt

Sep. 18, 2023—Franz Baudenbacher, associate professor of biomedical engineering and physics and deputy director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE), is one of four Vanderbilt entrepreneurs and innovators recognized by the university’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC) recognizes excellence in innovation through its Master Innovator Recognition Program. Baudenbacher has made...

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office visits VU to discuss research translation, trademarking and patenting, inclusive innovation

Sep. 15, 2023—Senior leadership from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently visited Vanderbilt University to learn more about the innovation ecosystem in Nashville and about translational research being conducted on campus. They also collaborated on how to commercialize intellectual property, discussed opportunities for inclusive innovation, and strategized how to create a recruitment pipeline for Vanderbilt students...

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Ghina Absi named 2023 Engineering Unleashed Fellow

Sep. 15, 2023—Ghina Absi, assistant professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a 2023 Engineering Unleashed Fellow for her leadership in undergraduate engineering education. Last summer, Absi participated in an Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development workshop on entrepreneurship and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She worked to develop new hands-on educational strategies for...

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Douglas Adams is chair of Provost’s Science Space Planning Committee

Sep. 13, 2023—Provost C. Cybele Raver announced the formation of the Provost’s Science Space Planning Committee, a faculty- and staff-led initiative established to ensure that Vanderbilt’s physical spaces properly serve the needs and goals of scientific research and discovery. The committee, which was charged by the provost on Friday, includes faculty and staff from the School of...

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Merryman, Lindsley make headway in drug development to cure pulmonary arterial hypertension

Sep. 13, 2023—Research led by David Merryman, a professor of biomedical engineering, pharmacology and medicine who holds the Walters Family Chair, has resulted in the development of VU6047534, a new drug that treats pulmonary arterial hypertension—a type of high blood pressure that affects arteries in the lungs and in the heart—without serious neurological side effects. Merryman conducted...

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Engineering alumna CJ Warner is recognized with 2023 Vanderbilt alumni award

Sep. 13, 2023—Engineering alumna Cynthia “CJ” Warner is one of four Vanderbilt graduates who are 2023 alumni award recipients. The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors announced its 2023 alumni award winners Sept. 13. They will be honored during Reunion and Homecoming weekend Nov. 2–5. Cynthia “CJ” Warner (Submitted photo) Warner, BE’80, is the Alumni Professional Achievement Award recipient. The award recognizes Vanderbilt alumni...

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