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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 5, 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...


photo of Matthew ODonnell, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington

VISE Summer Instructional Seminar – Matthew O’Donnell, PhD

June 5, 2017—Provost Research Studio in Ultrasound Imaging Research to be delivered by Matthew O’Donnell, PhD, Frank and Julie Jungers Dean Emeritus, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington Moderator: Brett Byram, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Title: Light and Sound: Integrating Photonics with Ultrasonics for Biomedical Applications Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Time: 12:10pm start, Noon Lunch...


VISE Summer Instructional Seminar – Stanislav Emelianov, PhD

May 24, 2017—Provost Research Studio in Ultrasound Imaging Research to be delivered by Stanislav Emelianov, PhD, Professor, Joseph M. Pettit Chair, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech & Emory School of Medicine Moderator: Brett Byram, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 Time: 1:40pm start, 1:30 pm snacks Title: Clinical Translation of Emerging Ultrasound Imaging...


Megan Poorman, BME doctoral student, says we’re all scientists, regardless of what our degree says

May 15, 2017—Today I take a break from writing my usual graduate school advice to think about what being a researcher in higher education means. As a PhD student, I can easily just focus on my research, on the goal of graduating, and on my next abstract submission. However, there’s so much more to research than just...


Patrick Anderson, a VISE affiliate, earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

May 15, 2017—The National Science Foundation recently selected 14 Vanderbilt graduate students to receive Graduate Research Fellowships. Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) is proud to announce Patrick Anderson, a VISE affiliate and mechanical engineering doctoral student, is among those awarded this prestigious honor. Highly sought after because they provide recipients with three years of support,...


Magnetic capsule robot designed to explore the colon

May 11, 2017—At Digestive Disease Week 2017, Keith Obstein, MD, MPH, FASGE & Piotr R. Slawinski, talked to DDW TV about the exciting new innovation in performing colonoscopies using a “capsule robot.”  Obstein and Slawinski, both VISE affiliates, collaborated on the project with medical researchers from the University of Leeds. Watch the video here:


Kudos: Read about graduating VISE affiliates

May 10, 2017—Neal Dillon, doctorate in mechanical engineering Hunter Gilbert, doctorate in mechanical engineering Gilbert’s thesis project was about the modeling and design of concentric tube robots, which are needle-sized robots that can perform minimally invasive surgeries in places too difficult to reach with larger robots. The title of his thesis is “Concentric Tube Robots: Design, Deployment,...


Dean presents 2017 engineering faculty, staff awards

May 10, 2017—The School of Engineering recognized faculty and staff members for their exemplary research, teaching, and professional service during the 2016-2017 academic year.


Vanderbilt joins 40 academic partners to create, deploy robotic technology in critical manufacturing sectors

May 3, 2017—Vanderbilt University is one of 40 academic institutions participating in a new robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh that will be funded with $80 million from the Department of Defense and $173 million in matching funds from more than 200 participating partners. Eric Barth, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted. Vanderbilt participants include Nabil Simaan, associate...


Alphabet’s new plan to track 10,000 people could take wearables to the next level

May 3, 2017—Verily – the life sciences research arm of Google parent company Alphabet –announced April 19 that it was starting to recruit for Project Baseline, its initiative to track the health of 10,000 people. Over the course of four years, Project Baseline will sequence participants’ genomes, test their blood, survey them and track biometric data such...


VISE Summer Instructional Seminar – Michael Insana, PhD

May 2, 2017—VISE 2017 Summer Instructional Seminar – Provost Research Studio in Ultrasound Imaging Research to be delivered by Michael Insana, PhD, Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Adventures with machine-learning methods for reconstructing ultrasonic elasticity images Seminar to be moderated by Brett Byram, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering...


VISE Summer Research Fellow named lead author on journal paper

April 20, 2017—Rohan Vijayan, a biomedical engineering undergraduate student and a Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) Summer Research Fellow, was recently named lead author on a journal paper in the Journal of Medical Imaging.  Vijayan presented his conference paper in a platform session at the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference in 2016.  Vijayan works under the supervision...


Spring Seminar: Smita De, MD/PhD and Ryan Hsi, MD

April 10, 2017—Speakers: Smita De, MD/PhD VISE Fellow, Instructor of Urologic Surgery and Ryan S. Hsi, MD Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 Time: 12:15pm lunch, 12:20pm start Place:  Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Needs and Progress in Urologic Surgery Speaker Bios: Dr. Smita De is currently the VISE fellow...


Spring Seminar: Jack Noble, PhD

March 24, 2017—Jack Noble,  PhD Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Time: 12:15pm lunch, 12:20pm start Place:  Stevenson Center 5326 Title:  Computer-Assistance Techniques for Cochlear Implant Interventions Abstract:  Cochlear implants (CIs) are neural prosthetics that induce the sensation of hearing by stimulating the auditory nerve using an array of electrodes implanted in the...


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