VISE Summer Research In Progress (RiP) Series 6.8.23
May. 26, 2023—VISE Summer Research In Progress (RiP) Series VISE Summer Seminar to be led by Piper Cannon, PhD candidate, Mechanical Engineering and Seth Crawford, PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering Talk #1 Title: In Vivo Human Pilot Studies Guiding Next Generation System Design for da Vinci Image Guided Surgical System Piper Cannon Bio:...
Bennett A. Landman appointed as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Imaging
May. 18, 2023—On 1 January 2024, Bennett A. Landman, Vanderbilt University, will become the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Imaging (JMI). Landman, a professor and the department chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Vanderbilt, succeeds the journal’s current Editor-in-Chief, Maryellen Giger, who inaugurated the role in 2014.
Three VISE affiliates awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
May. 10, 2023—Eleven Vanderbilt engineering graduate students are 2023 recipients of five-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Six engineering undergraduate students who will continue their graduate study elsewhere also have received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.
VISE affiliate Derek Doss awarded prestigious predoctoral fellowship
Apr. 26, 2023—Derek Doss, a biomedical engineering MD-PhD student and Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering affiliate, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Doss, BE’19, works with his mentor Dario Englot, MD, in the Brain Imaging and Electrophysiology (BIEN) Lab. Englot...
VISE affiliate wins $2.7M NIH grant to develop AI-empowered 3D computer vision tool to better diagnose kidney diseases
Apr. 18, 2023—New applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to renal pathology have been driven by the widespread use of digital diagnostic imaging and interdisciplinary collaborations between computer scientists, nephrologists and renal pathologists with potential for major impacts in diagnosis and understanding of kidney diseases.
VISE Spring Seminar: Victoria Morgan, PhD and Michael Miga, PhD 4.20.23
Apr. 14, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Victoria Morgan, PhD Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Vanderbilt University and Michael Miga, PhD Harvie Branscomb Professor, Professor Biomedical Engineering Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: NIH grant writing: What you should know but were afraid to...
VISE Spring Seminar with Linwei Wang, PhD
Apr. 1, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Linwei Wang, PhD Professor of Computing and Information Sciences Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: The Risk of One-Size-Fit-All Deep Learning in Personalized Medicine Abstract: Patient-specific predictive models, personalized to observations from individual subjects, hold...
VISE affiliate Ipek Oguz wins $3M grant to expand toolkit that tracks fetal growth during pregnancy
Mar. 24, 2023—One way to monitor a healthy pregnancy is tracking placental growth because a healthy placenta is crucial for a healthy baby. However, there are no practical tools to monitor placental development—to ensure proper fetal growth—into clinical care. Ipek Oguz Vanderbilt University computer scientist and grant PI Ipek Oguz aims to expand a medical image analysis tool she...
VISE Spring Seminar Parvin Mousavi, PhD 3.30.23
Mar. 20, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Parvin Mousavi, PhD Queen’s University, Vector Institute, Canada CIFAR AI Chair Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Next-Generation Computer-Assisted Medical Interventions: Prediction vs. Decision Making Abstract: This talk will cover deployment of new learning models and technical solutions for computer-assisted...
How a graduate school “midlife crisis” inspired a breakthrough surgical device
Mar. 13, 2023—When Robert J. Webster III was working on an engineering project for his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University, he was struck with an unnerving thought: The technology he was helping create seemed interesting, but it wouldn’t reach patients for at least 20 years. “And that’s only if everything went well,” he recalls.
Vanderbilt students win best paper awards at SPIE international medical imaging forum
Mar. 10, 2023—Four Vanderbilt engineering students working in the fields of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and biomedical engineering won best paper awards out of hundreds of papers presented at the 2023 SPIE Medical Imaging conference held Feb. 19-23 in San Diego.
VISE affiliate Robert Webster III featured in IEEE Pulse article: Robots to Improve Surgery for All
Mar. 8, 2023—Smaller tools with better maneuverability and more precise control, new imaging approaches, and advanced software applications will improve patient outcomes
Catie Chang is inaugural Sally and Dave Hopkins Faculty Fellow in the School of Engineering
Feb. 28, 2023—Catie Chang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and biomedical engineering, has been named the inaugural Sally and Dave Hopkins Faculty Fellow in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in recognition of her highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
Brett Byram named inaugural Hoy Family Faculty Fellow in engineering school
Feb. 28, 2023—Brett Byram, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been named the inaugural Hoy Family Faculty Fellow in recognition of his advances in medical ultrasound imaging.
VISE Spring Seminar Alan Kuntz, PhD, 3.23.23
Feb. 22, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Alan Kuntz, PhD Assistant Professor Robotics Center and Kahlert School of Computing University of Utah Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Deformable objects and continuum robots: novel mechanical and algorithmic solutions to leverage robots in surgical and interventional medicine Abstract:...
MED lab’s perennial engineering class for college-bound girls earns praise
Feb. 17, 2023—A hands-on interactive class designed by graduate students in the Medical Engineering and Discovery (MED) Lab for high school students drew enthusiastic reviews from a Nashville college-preparatory school group. Sessions included introduction to engineering and STEM, computer aided design, robotics and coding, bioinspired design, and a civil engineering module on structure design. The three-week class,...
VISE Spring Seminar Ann Majewicz Fey, PhD 3.9.23
Feb. 17, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Ann Majewicz Fey, PhD Associate Professor, Robert and Francis Stark Centennial Fellowship in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title Sensing and Modeling Surgeon Interactions for Enhanced Training...
Panel Discussions on Engineering in Surgery and Intervention
Feb. 7, 2023—Would you like to hear from industry leaders and entrepreneurs who are actively engaged in an engineering career associated with surgery and intervention? Here’s your chance. This two-part webinar series will feature a focused 30-minute discussion from folks that span the industrial spectrum from startup to major enterprise to include commercial development partner.
Team of VISE experts selected to develop low-cost training tools aimed at expanding global access to minimally invasive surgeries
Feb. 7, 2023—A multidisciplinary team from the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering has received a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to develop a low-cost simulation tool to train medical personnel in Kenya to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures.
VISE Spring Seminar Daniel Moyer, PhD 2.16.23
Feb. 6, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Daniel Moyer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Computer Science Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Invariance-based Harmonization and Other Information Theoretic Adventures in dMRI Abstract: The removal of unwanted information is a surprisingly common task. Removing potential biases in prediction...
VISE Spring Seminar – Joshua Gafford, PhD – 2.2.23
Jan. 20, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Joshua Gafford, Ph.D. Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer EndoTheia Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: EndoTheia: Augmenting the Capabilities of Flexible Endoscopes Abstract: Historically, clinical applications of flexible endoscopes have been primarily diagnostic in nature due to fundamental...
AP News: Vanderbilt professors’ firm develops ‘breakthrough device’
Jan. 17, 2023—NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A company co-founded by Vanderbilt University professors has received a special designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a breakthrough device.
A multidisciplinary team of VISE affiliates has advanced its work to develop new tools for intraoperative imaging during ophthalmic surgery
Jan. 10, 2023—Technology driven by deep-learning model delivers 4D video-rate imaging, improves precision
Company co-founded by VISE affiliate receives distinguished FDA breakthrough device designation for minimally invasive surgical tool
Jan. 10, 2023—A company co-founded by Robert J. Webster III, Richard A. Schroeder Professor of Mechanical Engineering and associate professor of medicine and urology at Vanderbilt University, has received a breakthrough device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that could open the door for new diagnostic and therapeutic applications of flexible endoscopy.
VISE Spring Seminar -Shawniqua Williams Roberson, MEng, MD
Dec. 15, 2022—VISE seminar to be led by Shawniqua Williams Roberson, M.Eng., M.D. Assistant Professor Departments of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering Vanderbilt University Medical Center Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Neural Signal Processing Applications in Disorders of...
VISE affiliate James Weimer and one other Vanderbilt faculty member win ‘TIME’ Best Inventions of 2022
Dec. 5, 2022—Two Vanderbilt faculty who conducted translational research have received the distinction of Best Invention of 2022 from TIME magazine. “These winning innovations exemplify the transformative potential of university research when it aims to solve society’s most urgent problems, and when universities partner with the broader innovation ecosystem to bring new solutions to market faster,” Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel...
VISE hosts notable attendees from AES Annual Meeting
Nov. 22, 2022—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering is taking advantage of a five-day annual meeting in Nashville of the American Epilepsy Society by inviting two notable doctors to the VISE December seminar and symposium series. Dr. Martha Morell will deliver the Dec. 7 keynote address during the VISE 11th Annual Surgery, Intervention, and Engineering Symposium,...
VISE Fall Seminar with Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD 12.1.22
Nov. 16, 2022—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD Loughridge Williams Professor Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC) Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Neurosurgery Yale University School of Medicine Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Stimulation of...
VISE affiliate’s research selected as one of TIME’s 200 best inventions of 2022
Nov. 11, 2022—James Weimer’s group research, licensed to Neuralert, was selected as one of TIME magazine’s 200 best inventions of 2022.
VISE affiliate receives prestigious NIH award for her research on Alzheimer’s Disease
Nov. 4, 2022—Biomedical engineering doctoral student Sarah Goodale has been awarded a National Institute on Aging Transition to Postdoc Fellowship for her proposed work on investigating fatigue and sleep disturbance symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease and their relationship with functional and structural properties of the brain and intellectual decline.