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Cynthia Reinhart-King is Senior Associate Dean for Research in School of Engineering

Jul. 1, 2022—Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, has accepted the position of Senior Associate Dean for Research. Her appointment comes as Associate Dean for Research and John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering Peter Cummings steps down and has announced his retirement. Reinhart-King is a cellular bioengineer who is a leader...

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Lucy Britto broadens access to biomedical science community through mentoring

Apr. 27, 2022—By Amy Wolf When digging into a scientific challenge, biomedical engineering major Lucy Britto aims to do more than solve a problem. She also wants to open doors to the scientific community by helping others understand the solution and broadening access for traditionally underrepresented groups. The Brazilian American from Franklin, Tennessee, is a V-Squared engineering mentor, helping...

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Study finds 10-second videos predict blood cancer relapse

Apr. 4, 2022—Biomedical engineering prof says study raises the prospect of a new application of diagnostic optical biopsy by Paul Govern In a new study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 10-second videos of white blood cell motion in the skin’s microvasculature greatly improved the prediction of which stem cell and bone marrow transplant patients would have a relapse...

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U.S. precision medicine research program releases genomic data

Mar. 22, 2022—by Paul Govern Earlier this month the All of Us Research Program released an initial large batch of genomic data on its cloud-based research platform, the Researcher Workbench, including whole genome sequences of 98,600 research participants and genotype data from 165,200 participants. “Thanks to its many research participants from all 50 states, All of Us...

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Multicenter team seeks to create at-home artificial lung system

Feb. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt team to focus on engineering, testing the device by Matt Batcheldor Vanderbilt University Medical Center will share in an $8.7 million federal grant to create an artificial lung system that patients with incurable lung disease can use at home. The Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) grant will fund research to create...

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Engineering professor Audrey Bowden is recipient of Lewis Latimer Fellowship for Black innovators

Feb. 23, 2022—Audrey K. Bowden, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor Faculty Fellow and associate professor of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering, has received a 2022 Lewis Latimer Fellowship. The exclusive program offers only six fellowships per class and fellows are selected through a rigorous nomination process. The fellowship program is designed to provide special access and mentorship to...

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BME alumnus Ash Jayagopal named Chief Scientific Officer of Opus Genetics

Oct. 21, 2021—Opus Genetics, a patient-focused gene therapy company developing treatments for orphan inherited retinal diseases, has announced a key appointment to its founding executive team. Ash Jayagopal has joined the company as Chief Scientific Officer. Jayagopal, BE’03, MS’05, PhD’08, is a biomedical engineering graduate who also served as an assistant professor in the departments of ophthalmology...

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Two Vanderbilt biomedical engineers lead top academic societies in their fields

Sep. 21, 2021—Two outstanding women scholars in the same Vanderbilt engineering department have been elected presidents of prestigious national academic societies. Anita Mahadevan-Jansen is president-elect of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics that serves 257,000 constituents from 173 countries. Cynthia Reinhart-King is president-elect of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the professional home for biomedical engineering and...

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