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Vanderbilt engineers develop capabilities for more secure blockchain applications

Jun. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt engineers have successfully developed and validated the feasibility of blockchain-based technologies for secure, confidential sharing of patient medical records in a case study that demonstrates how blockchain could solve a huge health care challenge. Health IT interoperability has been an elusive goal, with data silos between hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and payers making exchange of information difficult. The Vanderbilt case study shows...

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Workshop focuses on issue of Nashville’s gentrification

Apr. 19, 2018—Gentrification researchers from across Vanderbilt University, the city and the nation gathered at the Wyatt Center on April 16 to examine the issue from their various areas of expertise. The workshop was organized by Vanderbilt Institute for Smart Cities Operation and Research and was titled the VISOR Workshop on Data in Gentrification and Equitable Development:...

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iSeminar offers personal view of Nashville history, changes as part of deep dive into cities

Mar. 15, 2018—Steve Turner (BA‘69) was a student of cities long before Nashville became a hip place to visit as well as live. He and his wife Judy envied the European lifestyle where city residents worked at their street-level shops or businesses and lived upstairs. That historic model, born of convenience if not necessity, created vibrant urban...

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Innovation Garage teams work with the Wond’ry, Accenture PLC pros to invent and disrupt

Apr. 6, 2017—The two team names for Vanderbilt’s Innovation Garage arguably cover most of what innovation is: Team Invent and Team Disrupt. Innovation Garage is the result of a partnership between the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship, and Accenture PLC, a global consulting company that works with clients on strategy, technology and operations. The idea...

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How much more development can Nashville sustain?

Mar. 9, 2017—Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean joins top builders, architects, and brokers at annual Construction Management Symposium Nashville has been on a roll, but Music City faces significant challenges to additional development, including high land prices, limited mass transit, increased traffic congestion, and a shortage of affordable housing for renters as well as homeowners, according to experts...

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Council introduces the Engineering Cup for more E-Week participation, competition

Feb. 17, 2017—Expect to see more students playing harder at this year’s E-Week festivities as the event takes on a new dimension: a race to the Engineering Cup. Engineering Council organizers said the idea came from the Hogwarts house cup in the Harry Potter series of books. Instead of jewels in an hourglass keeping track of each...

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Merryman, Young among 2017 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Feb. 7, 2017—Two School of Engineering associate professors are among 12 faculty members selected Chancellor Faculty Fellows — highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the social sciences, life and physical sciences, clinical sciences and humanities, as well as law, mathematics and engineering. David Merryman, associate professor of biomedical engineering, associate professor of medicine, associate professor of pediatrics and...

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ASCE Industry Career Night draws 22 companies seeking ‘the best of the best’

Feb. 3, 2017—Twenty-two companies drew a crowd to the atrium in Featheringill Hall on Feb. 2, as engineering majors learned more about whether they might be a good fit for available jobs. It was the American Society of Civil Engineers Industry Career Night, the largest one yet, said Lori Troxel, associate professor of the practice of civil...

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