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BME PhD shifts to sepsis cure after dramatic end to pro cycling career

Nov. 3, 2017—Every hour Sinead Miller spends figuring out how to cure sepsis equates to some untold amount of time she’ll spend in a cool, dark, quiet room, her brain recovering from punishing migraines triggered by bright laboratories and computer screens. Miller, 27, was a pro cyclist at the top of her game, a lifelong athlete with...

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Lineup of ‘maker’ events connects needs with solutions

Sep. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt University is embarking on a series of events demonstrating its commitment to connecting need knowers with solution makers. Kevin Galloway, hired last year as the university’s director of making, recently was appointed as the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) director and will play an integral role in upcoming hackathons, makeathons and design courses. DIVE,...

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Galloway, the Wond’ry team design wrist-saving, wick-installing device for Thistle Farms

May. 8, 2017—From left, Jim Kensler, senior director of Thistle Farms Body & Home; Melissa Wert, director of systems and inventory control; Tianja Gibbs, manufacturing manager; Deanna Meador, the Wond’ry program manager; and Noah Barrow, the Wond’ry intern watch the first trial of Barrow’s new wick-installing device. (Photo courtesy of Peggy Napier/Thistle Farms) Flat, cottonwood candlewicks are...

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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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David Owens second guest on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Feb. 20, 2017—A leading thinker on innovation and creativity who was the first faculty member to teach at the Wond’ry sits down for a wide-ranging discussion with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on the second episode of The Zeppos Report podcast. The Zeppos Report features Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and alumni as well as other engaging...

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Vanderbilt’s innovation space – Wond’ry – hosts grand opening

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s new cross-disciplinary innovation space, the Wond’ry, will host an open house as part of its grand opening celebration between 3 and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Student ambassadors, Vanderbilt faculty and Wond’ry staff will lead tours of the new 13,000-square-foot space, located in the university’s Innovation Pavilion adjacent to the new Engineering...

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