Synchro Motion and PredictionHealth: Vanderbilt’s NSF National I-Corps teams are making an impact through innovation
Mar. 25, 2021—Since the inception of the Vanderbilt I-Corps Site Program just three years ago, more than 20 teams of VU innovators have been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s prestigious National I-Corps Program, turning their STEM ideas and research into novel inventions that improve health care, strengthen cybersecurity, produce clean energy, support people battling drug abuse and mental health disorders...
Feb. 23, 2021—Michael Miga, Harvie Branscomb Professor at Vanderbilt and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for achievements in technology guided surgery and computational modeling for therapeutic and imaging applications.
Surgical robots developed by Vanderbilt researchers could make radical prostatectomy safer and less invasive
Feb. 10, 2021—Researchers at the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering have developed a minuscule robot that could revolutionize surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer, which affects one in nine men in the United States. Using a lifelike model, the team demonstrated that the surgical robot could not only remove the prostate gland and tissues through the urethra,...
Feb. 8, 2021—A lightweight camera designed to be worn around a surgeon’s neck provides videos of operations, including open procedures, and is serving as a resource to enhance the training of surgical residents and for quality improvement initiatives.
Nov. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt and VUMC researchers have created a technique that corrects distortions in MRI images, which helps researchers and radiologists to better interpret brain scans.
Oct. 22, 2020—New assistive technologies allowing high-risk neurovascular procedures to be done more widely and easily are being developed by an interdisciplinary team of surgeons and engineers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Jun. 30, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has received a $3.1 million NIH grant to develop advanced patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models for customized implant programming, according to an article published on the Vanderbilt School of Engineering website.
Jun. 26, 2020—VISE Research In Progress (RiP) Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020 Time: Noon – room admittance, 12:05pm remarks, 12:10pm start Speaker #1: Ziteng Liu, PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science RiP #1 Title: Patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models RIP #1 Description: Cochlear implants (CIs) are considered the standard-of-care treatment for profound sensory-based hearing loss. Our...
Apr. 27, 2020—Victoria Morgan, PhD, and Todd Peterson, PhD, Department of Radiology faculty in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
Apr. 16, 2020—Dario Englot, M.D., surgical director of epilepsy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Catie Chang, Ph.D., assistant professor at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering are embarking on a novel imaging study to characterize seizure-induced differences in functional brain connectivity of patients with epilepsy, with special attention on mTLE.
Apr. 9, 2020—Life-saving ventilators have proved to be more complicated to mass produce in time for a COVID-19 surge that could overwhelm the health care industry. Many are feverishly working to find ways, including Vanderbilt University engineers and doctors, to develop a low-cost do-it-yourself ventilator out of common household materials.
Apr. 7, 2020—As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to grow, Nashville resident Kobie Pretorius was searching for some way to provide meaningful help to others. And she realized her apprehension was spiking each morning as her husband went out the door for work.
COVID-19 Collaboration: Among shortage, Vandy engineers and VUMC doctors build ventilators of their own
Mar. 30, 2020—From WKRN: NASHVILLE, Tenn.(WKRN) – It’s a COVID-19 collaboration. Vanderbilt University engineers and Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors have teamed up to tackle the looming ventilator shortage by way of an open-source ventilator design of their own.
Mar. 30, 2020—From Fox 17: NASHVILLE, Tenn.–A team at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have taken on the challenge of a potential ventilator shortage by building one out of materials easily sourced.
Mar. 25, 2020—All it took was an email from a VUMC resident asking how to get the Vanderbilt School of Engineering involved in the coronavirus crisis for the wheels to start turning for Katy Riojas and her peers. “Vanderbilt is very unique in that engineering and clinicians or surgery is very intertwined and there’s a lot of...
Vanderbilt engineers mine EMRs and clinical journals for novel disease associations and new research paths
Feb. 21, 2020—The idea of simultaneously analyzing medical diagnosis codes with electronic medical records has been much like knowing valuable treasure is buried under miles of rock but lacking the tools to mine it. The payoff—connections that may detect disease earlier and identify new research paths—has tantalized engineers and clinicians alike, remaining largely out of reach. But...
Feb. 12, 2020—Alexander Langerman, MD, SM, FACS, and Rohan Chitale, MD, have been selected as the 2020 Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) Physicians-in-Residence. The six-month program provides an opportunity for physicians to collaborate with engineering colleagues in developing technologies that can advance surgery and other procedures. Langerman will continue his work on the “Cleopatra” wearable...
Vanderbilt University and Hillsboro High School Researchers Debut Augmented Reality Exhibit at Nashville Science Center
Jan. 7, 2020—A partnership between Dr. Bennett Landman’s MASI lab and the Interdisciplinary Science and Research Program at Hillsboro High School results in an augmented reality exhibit (think magic mirror) at the Nashville Science Center.
Dec. 3, 2019—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elevated to IEEE Fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Dec. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Radiology Kim Sandler, MD, and Vanderbilt University Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science Bennett Landman, PhD, were recently awarded the Martineau Innovation Fund Grant by the Vanderbilt Thoracic Working Group for their project, “Utilization of Machine Learning to Predict Incidence Lung Cancer in a Screening Population.”
Jul. 25, 2019—Catie Chang, PhD, has received the 2019 Early Career Achievement Award from a society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Chang, an assistant professor of computer science, electrical engineering and computer engineering, was honored this week at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) conference. Specifically, the award cites her “innovative contributions...
Jul. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt collaborators focused on minimally invasive prostate surgery are developing an endoscopic robotic system with two-handed dexterity at a much smaller scale than existing options.
VISE affiliates Dr. Ilwoo Lyu and rising senior Lingyan Hao participate in Data Science Institute Summer Research Program
Jun. 17, 2019—The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute welcomed its first cohort of undergraduate summer research fellows in early June. The Data Science Institute Summer Research Program aims to engage students who are interested in data science-related research with Vanderbilt faculty.
Apr. 10, 2019—Researchers from the School of Engineering and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are working to improve outcomes for children with significant hearing loss by providing individualized, prescription-like programming for their cochlear implants.
Mar. 26, 2019—Brain cancer is one of the deadliest cancers. The surgery to remove the tumor is often very invasive. But now engineers at Vanderbilt University have designed a device that can make surgery easier for both doctor and patient, and the same technology also holds promise for lung cancer diagnosis.
Mar. 25, 2019—NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Removing a brain tumor in the center of the head is not an easy task for surgeons. “Basically, you’re having to go through a lot of healthy brain tissue to get to that central part of the head,” said Andria Remirez, a PhD student at Vanderbilt University.
VISE affiliates are using machine learning to recognize affected skin in photos and help enhance automation
Mar. 21, 2019—Bioengineers and dermatologists join forces with help from machine learning. One challenge in developing new treatments for skin conditions is reliably quantifying affected areas. Research dermatologists must pore over images to demarcate lesion boundaries—and stay consistent in their assessments between images and patients. Researchers in pathology and radiology rely on similar approaches. New research suggests...
Mar. 20, 2019— Intended to expand collaborations among engineering professors, physicians and students in engineering and medicine, The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (ViSE) Laboratory is a 7,000 sf translational research center and workshop surrounding a transparent mock-operating room, where new medical technologies are studied and developed.
Mar. 19, 2019—Brain cancer is one of the deadliest cancers. The surgery to remove the tumor is often very invasive. But now engineers at Vanderbilt University have designed a device that can make surgery easier for both doctor and patient, and the same technology also holds promise for lung cancer diagnosis.
Mar. 8, 2019—For our first Editor’s Pick for March, we were pleased to talk with Dr Kurt Schilling and Dr Bennett Landman about their new model for high angular resolution functional imaging.