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$2.3 million NIH grant allows collaborators focus on advancing liver cancer surgical care

Oct. 10, 2019—A multi-year collective effort between engineers, surgeons and scientists has resulted in a $2.3 million, four-year grant awarded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health to improve laparoscopic liver surgery and liver cancer ablation therapy. The grant, “Deformation Corrected Image Guided Laparoscopic Liver Surgery,” supports a next-generation...

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Vanderbilt biomedical engineer receives presidential award for advanced wound healing research

Jan. 31, 2017—Craig Duvall, right, in the lab discussing his research with a student. (Daniel Dubois / Vanderbilt) Craig L. Duvall has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers early in their research careers. The associate professor of biomedical engineering at...

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VU engineer wins $1.5 million to develop magnetic capsule endoscope

Sep. 22, 2014—Pietro Valdastri, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University, and colleagues will continue to develop a unique endoscope for colonoscopy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease with the support of a 4-year, $1.5 million grant – “A magnetic capsule endoscope for colonoscopy in patients with IBD” – from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging...

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Robotic leg featured in new NIBIB “Bionic Man” web tool

May. 15, 2014—Two of the 14 different bionics research projects featured in “The Bionic Man,” an interactive website developed by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, are from Vanderbilt University. One is the first lower leg prosthetic with powered knee and ankle joints, developed by Michael Goldfarb, the H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering,...

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Research team invited to present at NIH institute’s 10th anniversary technology showcase

Jun. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt University researchers were one of nine teams invited to participate in the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering’s (NIBIB) tenth anniversary technology showcase June 22 in Bethesda, Maryland. NIBIB is an institute within the The showcase was an interactive, hands-on demonstration of promising, cutting-edge NIBIB-supported research projects. Also on June 22, the NIBIB...

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Vanderbilt engineers, neurosurgeon develop database, software that improves Parkinson’s surgery

Sep. 14, 2010—As reported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) For patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, simple activities such as drinking a cup of coffee or walking to the dinner table present a challenge. Their limbs jerk or move without control. Medication can ease these symptoms, but over time the...

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