• Vanderbilt University

    VISE affiliate receives prestigious NIH award for her research on Alzheimer’s Disease

    Biomedical engineering doctoral student Sarah Goodale has been awarded a National Institute on Aging Transition to Postdoc Fellowship for her proposed work on investigating fatigue and sleep disturbance symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease and their relationship with functional and structural properties of the brain and intellectual decline. The National Institutes of… Read More

    Nov. 3, 2022

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    BME team develops quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance

    One of the keys to quickly diagnosing anti-malarial drug resistance — potentially saving lives — lies in testing whole blood instead of extracting DNA, eliminating processing steps that can take hours or days. A team of Vanderbilt University biomedical engineers cracked the code to doing just that and are working… Read More

    Jun. 13, 2019

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    Researchers by day, rockers by night, biofunkiest engineers hit the airwaves

    When some of Vanderbilt University’s biomedical engineers aren’t improving lives, they’re dropping beats. The Vanderbilt Initiative of Biofunky Engineers (VIBE) – a wink at the university’s love for both initiatives and acronyms – began performing together in 2017 and have played a handful of gigs, including the biomedical engineering department’s… Read More

    May. 31, 2019

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    Senior Kris Quah named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar

    Kris Quah Vanderbilt senior Kris Quah has been named to the second global cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, which was selected from a pool of more than 4,000 applicants. The program awards full funding for postgraduate study at Stanford University to up to 100 graduate students each year… Read More

    Apr. 17, 2019

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    Engineering senior ropes crown in Missouri rodeo contest

    Kaitlyn Ayers, a BME senior, and Cocoa compete in the 2019 Miss Rodeo Missouri pageant. Kaitlyn Ayers is likely the only Vanderbilt engineering student whose gap year will include a tiara, a horse and pole bending. Ayers, a senior in biomedical engineering, is 2019 Miss Rodeo Missouri. She won the… Read More

    Jan. 6, 2019

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    BME student dancers find joy, community, and stress relief at the barre

    BME junior Danielle Liu, center, and BME senior Dominque Szymkiewicz, right, perform in VUPointe’s 2018 production of The Nutcracker. (Photo by Madison Lindeman) Nearly everything falls away when Danielle Liu performs – classes, labs, deadlines, stress. Everything, that is, but excitement and joy. “When I’m performing, everything is out of… Read More

    Dec. 10, 2018

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    BME student and Melodore gets advanced course in violin making

    BME senior Shaan Ramaprasad, far right, is the Melodores’ musical director as well as a violin player – and maker. Shaan Ramaprasad is quite pleased with his new violin and not only because he likes the sound – which is much more full and rich than it was three months… Read More

    Oct. 15, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Giorgio wins spot in 2018 NIH mobile health institute at UCLA

    Todd Giorgio, professor of biomedical engineering, has been selected by the Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) to attend a Mobile Health Training Institute at UCLA July 29-Aug. 3. The summer institute seeks to advance biomedical discovery and improve health through mobile sensor big data. Todd Giorgio… Read More

    Jun. 15, 2018

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    Riding an old gray mare, BME student rounds up rodeo wins

    Kaitlyn Ayers started riding lessons at age 9 and got her first horse when she was 13. Now a biomedical engineering junior, she has two horses and has been winning amateur rodeo events with Cocoa, who is older than she is. Cocoa is a 25-year-old gray quarter horse, now almost… Read More

    Nov. 17, 2017

  • Will Grissom

    Will Grissom makes problem-solving nerds look cool

    Will Grissom is an assistant professor in biomedical engineering, radiology, and electrical engineering. This video was produced by Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization. “I live for the problems we get to solve,” says Will Grissom, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, radiology and electrical engineering. The problems Grissom… Read More

    Sep. 25, 2014