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‘Robert J. Webster’

New $2 million NIH grant advances less invasive procedure for TLE

Feb. 16, 2021—A Vanderbilt research team has received a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to further develop a needle-size robotic surgery system with real-time MRI guidance for drug resistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Such a procedure has the potential to reduce or eliminate seizures using a minimally invasive approach over the current standard of care,...

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Webster named Richard A. Schroeder Chair in Mechanical Engineering

Feb. 28, 2019—Robert J. Webster III, whose work has led to tools and methods for surgeries that require little or no incision, has been named the Richard A. Schroeder Chair in Mechanical Engineering. He is among Vanderbilt University’s newest endowed chair holders. In all, eight recipients were celebrated for their path-breaking scholarship and research by family members,...

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Two engineering faculty receive NSF CAREER awards

Feb. 15, 2011—Two junior engineering faculty members – Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Hak-Joon Sung and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Robert J. Webster III – have been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development grants. According to the National Science Foundation, CAREER awards support exceptionally promising college and university junior faculty who are committed...

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