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Data Science Institute welcomes 18 undergraduate fellows for virtual summer research

Jun. 5, 2020—The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute welcomed its second cohort of summer research fellows on June 1. The DSI Summer Research Program engages students who are interested in carrying out data science-related research with a Vanderbilt faculty member and integrates them into the institute’s community of data science scholars. This year the program is expanding its...

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Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers

May. 12, 2020—As hospital and health care staff across the country continue learning more about the transmission and spread of COVID-19, caregivers for coronavirus patients continue adapting to the changing needs and best practices for personal protective equipment (PPE). Now, a new collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery...

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University Continuity Working Group includes six from engineering school

Apr. 22, 2020—A new working group to focus on continuity strategies for the university will include six members of the School of Engineering.  Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced the launch of the University Continuity Working Group today. The group will advise university leadership by providing feedback and recommendations that allow the university to continue...

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Biophotonics researchers 3D print masks that accommodate filter changing

Apr. 14, 2020—Two 3D printers at the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center are running around-the-clock, printing protective masks rather than their usual task—prototyping components for custom optical instruments that can cost millions of dollars. Researchers program the printers from the Vanderbilt-networked laptops they have at home. Bryan Millis, a research assistant professor in the biophotonics center, collects the printed...

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Five engineering students appointed to 2020 graduating student committee

Apr. 14, 2020—A new advisory group composed of 22 students from the Class of 2020 will provide feedback and engage in planning their postponed Commencement ceremony and related events that will now take place in May 2021. The extraordinary action of delaying this year’s Commencement events, originally scheduled for May 6–8, was announced in order to protect...

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Engineering seniors see numerous options after 2020 graduation

Apr. 13, 2020—School’s online master’s programs offer alternative  Vanderbilt engineering seniors entering a job market amid a 2020 global pandemic have strong allies in the university’s career center, the school and engineering alumni. “We see that employers are choosing either a wait-and-watch stance or creating remote working options for engineering students with job offers,” said Camila Stringfellow,...

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Wikswo is member of Vanderbilt’s Public Health Advisory Task Force

Apr. 7, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new Public Health Advisory Task Force to serve as a resource for the university during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the university continues to use the latest public health information from the CDC, state and local health departments and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, this new task force will provide new, further...

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Dean Paschal helps collect medical supplies locally to help fight pandemic

Mar. 31, 2020—Cynthia Paschal, Vanderbilt senior associate dean for undergraduate education and a biomedical engineering professor, volunteered March 29 at a Nashville drive to collect personal protective equipment for medical workers to use when treating coronavirus patients. The Project C.U.R.E. Nashville event at Nissan Stadium was promoted by the Tennessee Titans, and was reported by The Tennessean....

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