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Bennett Landman leads team to prize in innovation challenge

Posted by on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Media, News.

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. The three-month challenge invited participants from across campus to develop solutions to unmet needs in health care and was co-sponsored by the Department of Radiology, the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, the Wond’ry and the Evelyn Selby Stead Fund for Innovation.

The challenge concluded with the Pitch Event where 90 participants representing 17 teams had three minutes to wow the five-judge panel. The judge’s various backgrounds included expertise in medicine, technology development, entrepreneurship and venture capital. The teams were competing for a chance to win a $10,000 business development award.

Landman, who is also an affiliate of the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE), and the team created a platform for translating medical image processing tools into a clinical practice environment.  The project will continue to develop a strategy for making this happen

Image Innovations team:

Bennett Landman (EECS and Radiology Faculty- VUIIS, VISE)
John Gore (Radiology Faculty, VUIIS)
Allan Newton (Radiology Faculty, VUIIS)
Taylor Davis (Radiology Clinical Faculty)
Steve Damon (VUSE)
Jasmine Greer (VUIIS)
Kevin Wilson (VUIIS)
Matthew Christian (VUIIS)

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