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Discovery points to new avenues to kill aggressive cancer cells

Aug. 3, 2021—Chemoresistant SW480 colon cancer cells stained for lipid rafts (green), death receptor 4 (red) and cell nuclei (blue). Image taken by Joshua Greenlee using a Zeiss LSM 880 from the Vanderbilt Cell Imaging Shared Resource Center. By Marissa Shapiro THE IDEA Vanderbilt faculty and researchers are looking for the “Achilles’ heel” of the cancer cells...

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Grissom awarded inaugural Course Improvement Grant to support teaching excellence

Jul. 26, 2021—Biomedical engineering associate professor William Grissom is the recipient of a Course Improvement Grant. The Office of the Provost today announced the inaugural round of recipients for two new internal funding sources. Ten faculty members across three of Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges will receive support for their teaching. The Educational Advancement Fund and the Course Improvement Grant are...

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Class of 2021: Family bonds inspire biomedical engineering major to fight breast cancer through cellular research

May. 12, 2021—By Amy Wolf Yoanna Ivanova wears a red-and-white Martenitsa bracelet around her wrist. It’s a Bulgarian tradition representing health, success and renewal—all of which the biomedical engineering major and A. James Clark Scholar is hoping for as she prepares for a future fighting diseases like cancer through cellular research. Watch her YouTube video. Yoanna Ivanova, Class...

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Faculty, students to honor late professor Matthew Walker III in virtual memorial May 8

May. 4, 2021—Matthew Walker III (Vanderbilt University) Faculty, students, administrators and friends of the School of Engineering and School of Medicine will hold a memorial to honor professor and mentor Matthew Walker III. Walker was a beloved professor and mentor who developed and taught Vanderbilt University’s biomedical engineering design curriculum and served as the associate director of...

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Schwager is one of 100 Ph.D. students in U.S., Canada named P.E.O. Scholar

Apr. 28, 2021—Samantha Schwager, a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering, is one of 100 doctoral students within the United States and Canada selected to receive a Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was nominated by P.E.O. Chapter P of Nashville. Schwager is a fourth-year graduate student in Professor Cynthia Reinhart-King’s cell mechanics laboratory....

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BME Professor Matthew Walker III was biomedical design leader

Apr. 27, 2021—Matthew Walker III, professor of the practice of biomedical engineering and associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, died April 24, 2021, at his home. Walker, 56, designed an innovative biomedical engineering design curriculum that leveraged connections between the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, the medical school and the biotechnology community. He served as the biomedical...

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Three elected to College of Fellows of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Mar. 10, 2021—Three Vanderbilt University faculty have been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). They are: Cynthia Paschal, PhD, senior associate dean for Undergraduate Education and associate professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiological Sciences. Brad Malin, PhD, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, vice...

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Engineering Professor Michael Miga is 2021 SPIE Fellow

Feb. 23, 2021—Michael Miga, Harvie Branscomb Professor at Vanderbilt and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for achievements in technology guided surgery and computational modeling for therapeutic and imaging applications. SPIE will honor 57 new Fellows of the Society for 2021. Fellows are SPIE members of distinction...

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