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Automated Instrument Tracking Enhances Ophthalmic Surgery

Dec. 19, 2022—Technology driven by deep-learning model delivers 4D video-rate imaging, improves precision A multidisciplinary team of engineers and clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has advanced its work to develop new tools for intraoperative imaging during ophthalmic surgery. The team recently presented a novel, automated instrument tracking method that leverages multimodal imaging and deep learning to...

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Two Vanderbilt faculty win ‘TIME’ Best Inventions of 2022

Dec. 5, 2022—Two Vanderbilt faculty who conducted translational research have received the distinction of Best Invention of 2022 from TIME magazine. TIME’s Best Inventions of 2022 Cover “These winning innovations exemplify the transformative potential of university research when it aims to solve society’s most urgent problems, and when universities partner with the broader innovation ecosystem to bring...

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Notable neuroscientist is keynote speaker for Vanderbilt’s 11th annual surgery and engineering symposium

Nov. 28, 2022—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering is taking advantage of a five-day annual meeting in Nashville of the American Epilepsy Society by inviting two notable doctors to the VISE December seminar and symposium series. Dr. Martha Morell will deliver the Dec. 7 keynote address during the VISE 11th Annual Surgery, Intervention, and Engineering Symposium,...

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Rock-climbing student duo pursues scientific, business and Olympic dreams

Apr. 25, 2022—by Amy Wolf Strategically managing precise steps up a wall or cliff at breakneck speeds is exactly where Michael Finn-Henry, a mechanical engineering student and contender for the 2024 Paris Olympics, finds clarity. Speed rock climbing is a finesse sport that requires fast feet and an even faster brain. Michael Finn-Henry trains with the Vanderbilt Climbing...

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Advisory Board established for ESI program

Mar. 5, 2022—A distinguished advisory board has been established for the Master of Engineering in Surgery and Intervention program, a novel professional degree designed to enhance training in the development of platform technologies used in procedural medicine. The ESI program, which admitted its first students in fall 2021, offers unparalleled exposure to clinical domains and equips engineers...

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Multicenter team seeks to create at-home artificial lung system

Feb. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt team to focus on engineering, testing the device by Matt Batcheldor Vanderbilt University Medical Center will share in an $8.7 million federal grant to create an artificial lung system that patients with incurable lung disease can use at home. The Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) grant will fund research to create...

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10th annual VISE symposium features keynote on heart ‘digital twins’

Nov. 29, 2021—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering hosts its 10th annual Surgery, Intervention and Engineering Symposium Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. CT. The event will feature a keynote lecture by Natalia Trayanova, Murray B. Sachs Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. The event is free and open to the public....

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Engineering doctoral students experience paradigm-shifting clinical training in surgery and intervention

Aug. 27, 2021—Trainees gain big picture knowledge plus work closely with surgeons The results are in: Five cohorts of Vanderbilt engineering doctoral students have experienced ‘paradigm-shifting training’ in surgery and intervention. Preliminary reports from a five-year program of intensive training, supported by a nearly $1 million National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering grant, show strong evidence...

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