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Nautilus: Team’s tiny robot called medical science ‘breakthrough’

Aug. 2, 2013—A miniscule robotic surgical tool created by engineers and surgeons at Vanderbilt University and Columbia University is singled out by Nautilus science magazine with four other remarkable developments as “unlikely breakthroughs” in medical science with potentially widespread applications. The Nautilus article, released today, is part of a monthly package of articles on a single topic. ...

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Simaan receives award for best conference paper at international medical imaging forum

Sep. 10, 2012—Nabil Simaan, associate professor of mechanical engineering, received second place for best conference paper at the 2012 SPIE Medical Imaging conference in San Diego, Calif. for his submission, “Enabling technologies for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (N.O.T.E.S) using robotically guided elasticity imaging.” The SPIE Medical Imaging meeting is the internationally recognized premier forum for reporting...

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Simaan invited to participate in NSF workshop

Sep. 3, 2012—Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nabil Simaan was invited to participate in the second annual Road-mapping Workshop on U.S.  Medical and Healthcare Systems sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. The highly interactive workshop held in July 2012 produced the U.S. road-mapping document. This manuscript is...

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7th-10th graders, parents to explore surgical robotics, advanced prosthetics at daylong Vanderbilt workshop

Nov. 9, 2010—Snake robots will perform palpation of mockup tumors followed by a demonstration of a snake robot that’s sensitive to touch. A parallel robot system will demonstrate its value for eye surgery and cochlear implant surgery. On Saturday, Nov. 13, a daylong program designed to showcase the role of mechanical engineering in the future of healthcare...

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Nabil Simaan receives prestigious Benjamins Award for 2010

Sep. 28, 2010—, associate professor of mechanical engineering, has received the 2010 Benjamins Award. The Benjamins Award is given by the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS) and is regarded by many as the most impressive international award by the Otolaryngology society.  Simaan and his research partners won the award for their work on robotic insertions of steerable...

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School of Engineering recruits 4 new faculty members

Sep. 20, 2010—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of four new faculty members to its full-time teaching staff. They are Melissa Skala, Jason Valentine, Nabil Simaan and Matthew Lang. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering Melissa Skala focuses her research on optical spectroscopy and nanotechnology for cancer diagnosis and therapy. She joins the department’s Biomedical...

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