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Byram receives NSF career development award

Apr. 11, 2018—Brett Byram, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $549,995 grant – Ultrasound Brain-Computer Interface – begins May 1, 2018. The award funds the development of a next-generation ultrasound device to enable real-time ultrasonic visualization, without the use of contrast agents, of brain perfusion...

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Duvall elected into AIMBE’s College of Fellows

Jan. 23, 2018—Craig L. Duvall, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been elected a 2018 Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He will be inducted at the Fellow Induction and Awards Ceremony April 9 at AIMBE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Duvall conducts research on advanced drug delivery systems designed for regenerative...

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Cynthia Reinhart-King named Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow

Sep. 27, 2017—Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, is a member of the 2017 Class of Fellows of the Biomedical Engineering Society. The BMES is the premier society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering professionals with more than 7,000 members. This year’s class includes 20 members nominated by their peers. Reinhart-King is...

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Plentiful human protein better carrier for gene therapy in tumors

Jul. 24, 2017—Powerful molecules can hitch rides on a plentiful human protein and signal tumors to self-destruct, a team of Vanderbilt University engineers found. Their research gives oncologists a better shot at overcoming the problems of drug resistance, toxicity to patients and a host of other barriers to consistently achieving successful gene therapy for cancer. It is...

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Arthritis drug could be first to stop heart valve calcification

Jun. 13, 2017—The first drug to treat calcification of heart valves may be one originally designed for rheumatoid arthritis. Today in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, Vanderbilt University researchers published findings that the drug – a monoclonal antibody known as SYN0012 – shows promise in keeping heart valve leaflets supple. About a quarter of...

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BME alumna honored with state STEM advocate award

May. 29, 2017—Biomedical engineering alumna Stacy Klein-Gardner received the 2017 STEM Advocate Award May 24 from the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. She is one of four winners the TSIN will honor with excellence awards that recognize outstanding teachers, leaders, and advocates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Klein-Gardner is the director of...

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Heart valve disease research earns grad student a young investigator award

Apr. 24, 2017—A biomedical engineering graduate student at Vanderbilt University has received a young investigator award for her work on heart valve disease. Doctoral student Meghan Bowler won the Allan D. Callow Young Investigator Award for best poster presentation at the 15th biennial meeting of the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology. Bowler investigates the mechanism of calcific...

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Vanderbilt biomedical engineer receives presidential award for advanced wound healing research

Jan. 31, 2017—Craig Duvall, right, in the lab discussing his research with a student. (Daniel Dubois / Vanderbilt) Craig L. Duvall has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers early in their research careers. The associate professor of biomedical engineering at...

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