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Alumnus-founded GreenLight Medical expands to answer COVID-related needs

Nov. 30, 2020—As the COVID-19 crisis hit, businesses around the world pushed pause. GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks saw things differently. “If we could double down and get aggressive, this could be an opportunity,” he says. “As medical supplies became scarce, we could connect the dots—linking hospitals and health care systems with suppliers.” GreenLight bills itself as...

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Engineering lab returns during Vanderbilt’s Research Ramp-up to advance research in neurodegeneration

Nov. 16, 2020—The lab of Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and biomedical engineering, seeks to model, understand, and ultimately treat neurodegeneration, focusing primarily on the blood-brain barrier, a border of protective blood vessels found in the brain. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Lippmann’s team in the Neurovascular Engineering and Therapeutic Design Laboratory was firing...

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Maker class adapts to COVID-19, innovates at the Wond’ry

Oct. 26, 2020—In the COVID-19 era, finding creative ways to solve problems has become more important than ever, especially when it comes to hands-on learning. The director of making at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, has adjusted his class on engineering and immersive design to help students create in all environments while making things that help people....

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First-year engineering student experiences campus life from 11 time zones away

Sep. 21, 2020—When first-year engineering student Riddhi Singhania starts her day at Vanderbilt, many of her peers are turning in for the night. And when she’s taking part in an event for Sutherland House on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons or practicing with the Vanderbilt Lakshya dance troupe, other students are still fast asleep. That’s because Singhania...

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Streamlined diagnostic approach to COVID-19 can avoid potential testing logjam

Jul. 30, 2020—Following years of work developing diagnostics for infectious diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, chikungunya and zika, Nicholas Adams and Mindy Leelawong, both research assistant professors in the biomedical engineering laboratory headed by Rick Haselton, have developed a streamlined diagnostic approach for COVID-19 that renders RNA extraction – a bottleneck in the diagnostic process – unnecessary....

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Vanderbilt engineer selected for NAE’s ‘Engineering for Pandemics’ panel at annual meeting

Jul. 17, 2020—Plenary speakers and technical forum panelists will offer their perspectives on health scourges and the role of engineering in preparing for and handling global pandemics at the 2020 National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting in the fall. The meeting’s topic, “Engineering for Pandemics: Preparedness, Response and Recovery,” will be addressed in two plenary lectures and a forum, which will...

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Data Science Institute big data model to help Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital prepare for patient needs during pandemic and beyond

Jun. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute researchers are developing a model to use big data to address the impact of COVID-19 on policies, procedures, and resources now and in the future. The tool will help Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt evaluate short- and long-term resource needs in order to be fully prepared to meet patients’ needs as...

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Transportation lab predicts “extreme traffic” for some cities following COVID-19

Jun. 8, 2020—By Marissa Shapiro As communities and cities across America embark on paths for reopening, a transportation group at Vanderbilt is asking the question: What will traffic look like if transit riders become car drivers? A new article, published online by the Work Research Group at Vanderbilt, takes a hard look at transportation modes during and...

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