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‘Wellcome Leap’

Team of Vanderbilt experts selected to develop low-cost training tools aimed at expanding global access to minimally invasive surgeries

Feb. 7, 2023—Project will be led by Mechanical Engineering Professor┬áNabil Simaan, a globally renowned expert in robotic surgery A multidisciplinary team from the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering has received a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to develop a low-cost simulation tool to train medical personnel in Kenya to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. The project will...

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Vanderbilt researchers join exclusive global effort to speed breakthrough in depression treatment

Nov. 17, 2021—Project to build end-to-end model of depression capturing biological factors, quantifiable biometrics and behavioral measures Vanderbilt researchers have been selected by Wellcome Leap as one of 12 global teams to develop an integrated model of depression and to identify biologically effective treatment in an accelerated timeframe. A key goal is rapid, targeted intervention and selection...

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