Tag: TIPs 2015

  • ViSE – Bringing Engineers and Surgeons Together

    ViSE – Bringing Engineers and Surgeons Together

      Program Overview Type: Vanderbilt Reinvestment Award (VRA) The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE) is an interdisciplinary, transinstitutional program designed to facilitate interaction between clinicians, engineers and scientists. ViSE has grown from a grass roots effort to a major force on the Vanderbilt campus. This reinvestment… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2015

  • Wisdom Working Group

    Wisdom Working Group

    Program Overview Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA) The Wisdom Working Group (WWG) is rooted in the idea that older adults are lifelong innovators and experiential researchers whose insights can prove invaluable to Vanderbilt’s goal of solving “problems of importance to society” through discovery and learning.The goal here is… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2015

  • Sterling Ranch–Sustainability and Education Research Center

    Sterling Ranch–Sustainability and Education Research Center

    Program Overview Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA) This project is in the process of establishing a multifaceted sustainability test bed using the development of the Sterling Ranch planned city. Sterling Ranch represents a unique, dynamic opportunity for research and immersion learning for both undergraduate and graduate students. Initially,… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2015

  • Advanced Neuroimaging at Vanderbilt

    Advanced Neuroimaging at Vanderbilt

    Program Overview Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA) Vanderbilt is a leader in the application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to the neurosciences and the 7 Tesla human MRI instrument was one of the first installed in the United States. At Vanderbilt, this has been used by engineers, scientists… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2015

  • A Trans-institutional Big Data Architecture at Vanderbilt

    A Trans-institutional Big Data Architecture at Vanderbilt

    Program Overview Type: Vanderbilt Reinvestment Award (VRA) Effectively managing and analyzing the flood of data being generated in all areas of education and research is one of the major challenges for universities in the 21st century.The Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education (ACCRE) seeks to develop a… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2015

  • Program for Bioeffector Discovery

    Program for Bioeffector Discovery

    Program Overview Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA) More than half of the drugs introduced in the last thirty years are either natural products or compounds based on natural products. Unfortunately, the discovery of biologically active natural products has slowed dramatically in recent years because of the limitation of… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2015

  • Trans-Institutional Collaborative to Improve Chronic Disease in Children and Their Families in Underserved Settings

    Trans-Institutional Collaborative to Improve Chronic Disease in Children and Their Families in Underserved Settings

    Program Overview Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA) Asthma and sickle cell disease are common in African-American children with both contributing to significant childhood health disparity. The main problem in improving care for one of the most vulnerable pediatric populations is closing the gap between well-established evidence and practical… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2015

  • Private Governance Approaches to Climate Change

    Private Governance Approaches to Climate Change

    Program Overview Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA) Climate change is an ideologically polarizing issue both domestically and internationally. Drawing on research in law, social psychology, economics and behavioral science, our interdisciplinary research team has developed a novel approach that bypasses the climate gridlock by focusing on non-government solutions. Read More

    Aug. 8, 2015

  • Ethics of Health and Human Flourishing

    Ethics of Health and Human Flourishing

    Program Overview Type: Vanderbilt Reinvestment Award (VRA) Since its inception, biomedical ethics has used a model of ethics in which autonomous individuals make high stakes medical decisions. Often described as “principlism,” this model of human moral agency is also the customary focus of bioethics as a discipline and the general… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2015

  • A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Assessing Healthcare in Brazil

    A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Assessing Healthcare in Brazil

    Program Overview Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA) Health is closely linked with social, political and economic conditions.Yet, scholars and health care professionals often focus on quantity of interventions rather than the holistic quality of impact. International organizations (e.g. USAID) have recognized the critical impact of multidimensional determinants on… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2015