VISE affiliate to use portion of $2.3 million grant on robot technology to help patients avoid invasive colectomies
Aug. 25, 2022—Robert Webster, Richard A. Schroeder Professor of Mechanical Engineering and associate professor of medicine and urology at Vanderbilt University, is part of a collaborative team that has received a more than $2.3 million grant to further develop technology that seeks to prevent patients from having invasive colectomies by using steerable robot-like instruments
Apr. 26, 2022—Proprioceptive technology uses magnetic coupling to draw endoscopes forward, sparing patient and clinician injuries.
Nov. 3, 2021—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a distinction awarded to ASME members who have made significant engineering achievements.
Sep. 17, 2021—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of 14 faculty members to its full-time teaching staff, which includes 10 new computer science faculty members appointed during the first year of the Destination Vanderbilt: Computer Science initiative, part of a $100 million university excellence initiative to recruit new faculty.
Sep. 9, 2021—New acquisition and reconstruction solutions for ultrasound imaging developed by a Vanderbilt team aim to fundamentally improve the ability to obtain high quality, clinically relevant images, especially in cases of heart disease.
New departments answer growing demand in computer science, computational science, electrical engineering
Aug. 19, 2021—The School of Engineering has created two new departments from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to encourage innovation, accommodate enrollment growth, and focus on areas of strategic excellence.
Aug. 5, 2021—This MRM Highlights Pick interview is with Leon Y. Cai, Kurt G. Schilling, and Bennett A. Landman, researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Their paper is entitled “PreQual: An automated pipeline for integrated preprocessing and quality assurance of diffusion weighted MRI images”. It was chosen not only because the authors share their pipeline code with their paper,...
Jun. 24, 2021—The Vanderbilt Graduate Student Council has announced the winners of its inaugural Graduate Leadership Anchor Awards. The awards were designed by the Graduate Student Council to identify and honor the hard work and leadership of graduate students at Vanderbilt.
Jun. 23, 2021—The SPIE Faculty Fellowship will support a Vanderbilt University faculty member who is working in optics and photonics. Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Yuankai “Kenny” Tao has been selected as the recipient of the first gift.
A Novel Clinically Immersive Pre-doctoral Training Program for Engineering in Surgery and Intervention
Jun. 8, 2021—A novel pre-doctoral program is presented that combines (1) immersive observation in the surgical/interventional theatre and (2) thought-provoking exposition activities focused on answering clinically provocative questions.
Medical World News® Inside the Practice: CancerNetwork® and Duke Herrell on a Novel Suturing Technique for Transurethral Anastomosis
May. 6, 2021—CancerNetwork® shares its latest investigation into novel practices for rendering surgical management of prostate cancer from experts at Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering.
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.