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Nature technology feature on ultrasound for the brain features work of VISE affiliates

November 10, 2017—Ultrasonic energy can be harnessed to alter brain activity and treat disease — but first, scientists need to learn how it works.


VISE Fall Seminar – Andrew Larson, PhD

November 9, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Andrew Larson, PhD Professor of Radiology and Electrical Engineering, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University           Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch Title: Development of Image-Guided Therapies for Liver Cancer Abstract: Image-guided loco-regional therapies are playing an increasingly critical...


VISE team wins $1.4 million NIH grant to reboot robotic surgery system

November 2, 2017—A Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) team is developing an image guidance interface for the da Vinci robotic surgery system to make partial kidney removal a less invasive “gold standard” when small tumors are involved.


VISE Fall Seminar – Stephen Aylward, PhD

October 31, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Stephen Aylward, PhD Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, Kitware Inc.           Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch Title:  Open Science and Computer-Augmented Point-of-Care Ultrasound Abstract: Open science is a bridge between academia and industry, and it is a way...


VISE collaboration results in NIH grant to develop steerable robotic needle to safely biopsy hard-to-reach lung nodules

October 27, 2017—Collaboration between a mechanical engineer at Vanderbilt University and a pulmonologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has resulted in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant that will be used to develop a steerable robotic needle to safely biopsy hard-to-reach lung nodules.


https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vise/visepeople/keith-obstein/

The Robot Will Scope You Now – STORM lab present experimental endoscopy devices

October 24, 2017—Picture sitting back while a robotically controlled capsule endoscope swims through your patient’s gut, or conducting an upper endoscopy and viewing the procedure on your smartphone instead of investing in a monitor. If two experimental devices presented at Digestive Disease Week 2017 pan out in clinical trials, these scenarios could become reality.


VISE affiliates developing imaging upgrade for robotic surgery

October 16, 2017—Removing part of a kidney with minimally invasive robotic surgery rather than an entire kidney when operating for smaller tumors is often best for patients from a recovery and health standpoint, but many surgeons hesitate to do so because of the complexity of the robotic partial nephrectomy procedure. Investigators with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery...


https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vise/visepeople/jack-noble/

VISE is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jack Noble to full-time teaching faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

October 11, 2017—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of 11 new members to its full-time teaching faculty.


ARMA lab members among the exhibitors who helped make the Maker Faire a success

October 11, 2017—The Nashville Mini Maker Faire, held for the first time at The Wond’ry, attracted more than 4,000 visitors and 93 exhibitors – a jump in attendance of more than 50 percent and double the maker participation over 2016. At least 25 percent of the exhibits had Vanderbilt ties and many of them involved students, organizations...


VISE Fall Seminar – Caroline Chung, MD

October 9, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Caroline Chung, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center           Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch Title: “Personalizing radiotherapy for Cancer Care: The Next Frontier of Multidisciplinary Collaboration” Goals: 1. Review the evolution...


VISE Fall Seminar – Michael I. Miga, PhD

September 28, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Michael I. Miga, PhD Harvie Branscomb Professor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University                 Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon COFFEE & COOKIES Abstract: Being able to obtain an independent National Institutes of...


Two VISE undergraduates’ conference abstracts accepted as talks for SPIE Photonics West

September 28, 2017—Kelsey Leeburg and Oscar Benavides will be heading to San Francisco in early 2018 to present talks for the SPIE Photonics West conference. Both students participated in the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) Summer Undergraduate Program and are first authors of their respective papers. Leeburg and Benavides are members of the Diagnostic Imaging...


Eye surgery: DIIGI lab members, discuss their work to improve imaging for ophthalmic microstructures on VU BreakThru blog

September 27, 2017—The Diagnostic Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions (DIIGI) lab is located in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and is part of the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center (VBC). Led by Dr. Yuankai (Kenny) Tao, our lab focuses on using light to visualize ophthalmic structures for research, diagnostic, and intraoperative...


VISE Fall Seminar – Mitch Edgeworth, MBA

September 22, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Mitch Edgeworth, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch


VISE 2017 Summer Undergraduate Program concludes with student-led seminar

September 18, 2017—Eight students worked side-by-side graduate students and faculty on active research projects as part of the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering’s 2017 Summer Undergraduate program. Students in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science spent ten weeks in VISE labs under the supervision of a VISE affiliate faculty member. The paid program...


VISE Fall Seminar – Lola Chambless, MD

September 8, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Lola Chambless, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery Vanderbilt University Medical Center                   Date: Thursday,September 21, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch Title:  Minimally invasive brain surgery – a field in consolidation Abstract: The concept...


A collaboration between VISE and the Wond’ry results in a five-year, $500K NSF grant

September 6, 2017—The Wond’ry, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering, recently won a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to become an Innovation Corps site.The designation marks Vanderbilt as one of the premier academic institutions nationwide that nurture entrepreneurship. The I-Corps site grant will support programs to match students and faculty with teams of experienced...


VISE sponsors new group for women in science, medicine, and engineering

September 5, 2017—Twenty women recently celebrated the creation of the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering’s new group designed to support women in the STEM fields. The group adds a new way for women to build community among the ten VISE-affiliated labs as well as host discussion about translational research, networking, mental health, and navigating work environments....


VISE Fall Seminar – Alexander Langerman, MD

September 1, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be delivered by Alexander J. Langerman, MD SM FACS Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Date: Thursday,September 7, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch Abstract: Videography in surgery enables major scientific and societal benefits by providing an objective visual record of surgical proceedings for...


VISE Summer Seminar: Hernan Gonzalez and Jon Heisleman

August 14, 2017—VISE Research in Progress (RiP) Summer Instructional Seminar Series Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch to be delivered by Hernan Gonzalez, doctoral candidate, department of biomedical engineering RiP #1: Title: Multimodal Analysis of Interictal and Ictal Brain Connectivity in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Rip#1 (Gonzalez) Abstract: Epilepsy...


NIH appoints Miga to scientific review panel

August 2, 2017—Michael Miga has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences Study Section of the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review beginning July 1, 2017.


VISE Summer Seminar: Megan Poorman and Patrick Anderson

August 1, 2017—VISE Research in Progress (RiP) Summer Instructional Seminar Series Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch to be delivered by Megan Poorman, doctoral candidate, biomedical engineering RiP Title: Orientation-independent Z-shimmed MR thermometry near ablation probes RiP Abstract: MR guidance of thermal ablation is hindered by signal loss...


image of Dr. Dario Englot https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vise/visepeople/dario-j-englot/

VISE neurosurgeon awarded NIH R00 grant for epilepsy research

July 28, 2017—Dario Englot, assistant professor of neurological surgery and biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt, was recently awarded an R00 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study brain networks in epilepsy, and how surgery may help improve brain function. This competitive award, an R00 grant, is part of the NIH Pathway to Independence program to help...


VISE Summer Seminar: Illwoo Lyu, PhD

July 21, 2017—to be delivered by Ilwoo Lyu, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Vanderbilt University         Date: Thursday, June 27, 2017 Time: 12:10pm start, Noon Lunch Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Cortical Surface Registration and Shape Analysis Abstract: A population analysis of human cortical morphometry is critical for insights into...


New tools help surgeons find liver tumors, not nick blood vessels

July 17, 2017—The liver is a particularly squishy, slippery organ, prone to shifting both deadly tumors and life-preserving blood vessels by inches between the time they’re discovered on a CT scan and when the patient is lying on an operating room table. Surgeons can swab the exposed liver lightly on the surface with a special stylus, capturing the shape of...


VISE Summer Instructional Seminar July 13

July 10, 2017—VISE Research in Progress (RiP) Summer Instructional Seminar Series Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch to be delivered by Srijata Chakravorti PhD candidate, electrical engineering and computer science Title: Multimodal Validation of Intrathalamic Nuclei Segmentation in 3T T1 images   Ma Luo, PhD Candidate, biomedical engineering...


Bennett Landman leads team to prize in innovation challenge

June 30, 2017—Bennett Landman, associate professor of electrical engineering and radiology and director of the Center for Computational Imaging within the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), recently led the team who won the Innovation Award in the inaugural RadX Challenge. Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences hosted the inaugural RadX Innovation Challenge Pitch Event....


Congratulations to our own VISE affiliate, Robert Webster, associate professor of ME, recently awarded one of the 13 Discovery Grants

June 29, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s Office of the Provost has recognized three engineering faculty proposals with Discovery Grants, one of Vanderbilt’s primary means of investing in advancing the discovery of knowledge in its core disciplines and strengthening the university’s scholarly profile. A total of 13 faculty proposals have received funding.


Patrick Anderson, doctoral student, mechanical engineering https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vise/visepeople/patrick-anderson/

MED Lab members attend International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

June 28, 2017—Three members of the Vanderbilt Medical Engineering and Discovery Lab (MEDLab) attended the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) last week in Singapore. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Robert Webster, the lab director, was invited to give a talk on his recent research, while Ph.D. student Patrick Anderson and postdoctoral scholar Loris Fichera each...


How coffee is being used to develop a new surgical tool https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/06/20/how-six-cups-of-ground-coffee-can-improve-nose-throat-surgery/?utm_source=myvupreview&utm_medium=myvu_email&utm_campaign=myvupreview-2017-06-22

How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgery

June 22, 2017—Imagine plopping six cups of coffee grounds on the heads of patients just before they are wheeled into the operating room to have nose or throat surgery? In essence, that is what a team of Vanderbilt University engineers are proposing in an effort to improve the reliability of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use...


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