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‘Young Investigator Award’

Engineering professor builds his own super suit to reduce back stress

Aug. 1, 2017—TV infomercials offer a world of potential solutions for back pain, but most of them have at least one of three problems — they’re unproven, unworkable or just plain unattractive. A team of Vanderbilt University engineers is changing that with a design that combines the science of biomechanics and advances in wearable tech to create...

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Heart valve disease research earns grad student a young investigator award

Apr. 24, 2017—A biomedical engineering graduate student at Vanderbilt University has received a young investigator award for her work on heart valve disease. Doctoral student Meghan Bowler won the Allan D. Callow Young Investigator Award for best poster presentation at the 15th biennial meeting of the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology. Bowler investigates the mechanism of calcific...

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Duvall to receive 2015 Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award for regenerative medicine research

Jan. 22, 2015—Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Craig L. Duvall has received a Society for Biomaterials 2015 Young Investigator Award for his achievements in the field of biomaterials research within 10 years of receiving his doctorate. The award will be presented at the Society’s 2015 annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C., April 15-18. His manuscript, “Conjugation of Palmitic...

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