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BME team develops quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance

Jun. 13, 2019—One of the keys to quickly diagnosing anti-malarial drug resistance — potentially saving lives — lies in testing whole blood instead of extracting DNA, eliminating processing steps that can take hours or days. A team of Vanderbilt University biomedical engineers cracked the code to doing just that and are working on applying the method to...

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Researchers by day, rockers by night, biofunkiest engineers hit the airwaves

May. 31, 2019—When some of Vanderbilt University’s biomedical engineers aren’t improving lives, they’re dropping beats. The Vanderbilt Initiative of Biofunky Engineers (VIBE) – a wink at the university’s love for both initiatives and acronyms – began performing together in 2017 and have played a handful of gigs, including the biomedical engineering department’s holiday party. On Tuesday afternoon,...

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Senior Kris Quah named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Apr. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt senior Kris Quah has been named to the second global cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, which was selected from a pool of more than 4,000 applicants. The program awards full funding for postgraduate study at Stanford University to up to 100 graduate students each year in order to develop a community of future global leaders...

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Engineering senior ropes crown in Missouri rodeo contest

Jan. 6, 2019—Kaitlyn Ayers is likely the only Vanderbilt engineering student whose gap year will include a tiara, a horse and pole bending. Ayers, a senior in biomedical engineering, is 2019 Miss Rodeo Missouri. She won the title in September and the crown was passed to her at a coronation ceremony and fundraiser Saturday in Sikeston, Mo....

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BME student dancers find joy, community, and stress relief at the barre

Dec. 10, 2018—Nearly everything falls away when Danielle Liu performs – classes, labs, deadlines, stress. Everything, that is, but excitement and joy. “When I’m performing, everything is out of my brain except the character,” she said. “I’m filled with excitement and joy. You are in your own mental head space, and it is almost like a time...

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BME student and Melodore gets advanced course in violin making

Oct. 15, 2018—Shaan Ramaprasad is quite pleased with his new violin and not only because he likes the sound – which is much more full and rich than it was three months ago. Ramaprasad, a senior in biomedical engineering, began playing violin at age four. He admits he hated it for at least four years but then...

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Giorgio wins spot in 2018 NIH mobile health institute at UCLA

Jun. 15, 2018—Todd Giorgio, professor of biomedical engineering, has been selected by the Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) to attend a Mobile Health Training Institute at UCLA July 29-Aug. 3. The summer institute seeks to advance biomedical discovery and improve health through mobile sensor big data. Participation is limited to 30 scholars for a...

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Riding an old gray mare, BME student rounds up rodeo wins

Nov. 17, 2017—Kaitlyn Ayers started riding lessons at age 9 and got her first horse when she was 13. Now a biomedical engineering junior, she has two horses and has been winning amateur rodeo events with Cocoa, who is older than she is. Cocoa is a 25-year-old gray quarter horse, now almost white with age. But the...

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