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Gore tapped for prestigious lecture named for MRI co-inventor Lauterbur

Jun. 1, 2021—The relatively brief history of medical MRI is riddled with failed predictions, according to University Professor John Gore, founding director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. Bold statements about the optimal magnetic field and the limits of magnet strength were way off. In 1982 one researcher concluded MRI was useful for imaging the...

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Grissom awarded $1.4 million NIH grant to develop smaller, quieter MRI system

Sep. 1, 2020—Vanderbilt engineers have received a $1.4 million NIH grant to work toward a compact, silent, less expensive and potentially portable MRI device. The team, led by William Grissom, associate professor of biomedical engineering, will develop new hardware, including low-field radio frequency transmission coils and amplifiers, and software that will together translate signals measured from the...

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Neuromodulation device studied as non-addictive option for chronic pain

Nov. 11, 2019—With $3.6 million in funding, researchers from the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science are developing a focused ultrasound neuromodulation device as a non-invasive and non-addictive method for treating chronic pain. The funding was awarded by the National Institutes of Health as part of the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, also known as the...

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Grissom, Landman named 2019 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

May. 13, 2019—William Grissom, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Bennett Landman, associate professor of electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science, have been selected for the 2019 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of eleven highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise. “Investing in our...

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Grissom receives foundation’s first 2014 external research award

Apr. 29, 2014—Will Grissom, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded the first External Research Award of 2014 from the Focused Ultrasound Foundation for his project titled “MR Temperature Imaging Toolbox for Focused Ultrasound Neurosurgery.” The foundation’s External Awards Program provides funding for investigator-initiated clinical, pre-clinical, and early-stage research projects through a competitive peer-reviewed application process....

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Grissom selected as Frontiers in Bioengineering Workshop Young Investigator

Jan. 31, 2013—Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering William Grissom has been selected as one of the 2013 Frontiers in Bioengineering Workshop Young Investigators and will participate in the event Feb. 25-26 at Georgia Tech’s Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience. Frontiers is a two-day, interdisciplinary convergence of leaders from the fields of bioimaging, biomaterials, and...

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School of Engineering recruits three new faculty members

Sep. 2, 2011—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of three new faculty members to its full-time teaching staff.  They are William Grissom, Matthew Walker and Pietro Valdastri. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering William Grissom’s research interests include applications of signal processing and numerical optimization in magnetic resonance imaging, with a particular focus on interventional...

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