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Army Futures Command awards Pathfinder seed funding to Tonia Rex and Doug Adams

May. 2, 2022—by Jenna Somers  Two Vanderbilt professors were awarded Pathfinder seed funding for a project that could benefit soldiers by optimizing their neurological performance through suggested behavior protocol and by improving aircraft design and equipment to reduce the effects of in-flight vibration and percussion.  The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory and the Civil-Military Innovation Institute...

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BME study shows software helps surgeons find liver tumors, avoid blood vessels

Jul. 17, 2017—The liver is a particularly squishy, slippery organ, prone to shifting both deadly tumors and life-preserving blood vessels by inches between the time they’re discovered on a CT scan and when the patient is lying on an operating room table. Surgeons can swab the exposed liver lightly on the surface with a special stylus, capturing the shape of...

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Alumnus to lead new venture creation at LaunchTN

Jun. 3, 2013—Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership focused on supporting the development of high-growth businesses in Tennessee, has named Jim Stefansic as the organization’s new Commercialization Director. Stefansic, who earned a master’s and a doctorate in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt, will be responsible for LaunchTN’s commercialization efforts and improving Tennessee’s technology-focused new venture creation. Prior to...

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