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Spring Seminar – Diandra Ayala-Peacock, M.D.

February 9, 2018—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Diandra Ayala-Peacock, M.D. Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology Vanderbilt University Medical Center Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:25 p.m. start, 12:15 p.m. lunch


Engineering undergrads from DIIGI lab present their research at SPIE Photonics

January 30, 2018—A new device that can image diseases of the retina more quickly will soon be tested during ophthalmic surgeries with Vanderbilt Eye Institute collaborators. The prototype was designed by a Vanderbilt engineering undergraduate, who is first author on a paper about the work she will present today at the largest photonics conference in the world.


VISE Spring Seminar – Jack Abbott, PhD

January 30, 2018—to be delivered by Jake Abbott, PhD, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah Robotics Center             Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:25 p.m. start, 12:15 p.m. lunch Title: Magnetic Manipulation in Medical Robotics Abstract: Microscale and mesoscale robotic devices that navigate the natural pathways of the human body...


BIEN Lab wins three awards at NANS 2018

January 22, 2018—The BIEN Lab was honored three times during this year’s North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Annual Meeting. Dr. Dario Englot, assistant professor of neurological surgery, radiology and radiological sciences, and biomedical engineering, won the prestigious Kumar New Investigator Award for his paper titled, “Altered structural and functional connectivity of brainstem arousal centers in temporal lobe...


VISE Spring Seminar – Jason A. Spector, M.D., FACS

January 12, 2018—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Jason A. Spector, M.D., FACS Professor of Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Bioengineering, Weill Cornell Medical College (Hosted by VU Biomedical Engineering, co-sponsored by VISE) Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:25 p.m. start, 12:15 p.m. lunch Title: The Ultimate Plastic Surgery: Tissue Regeneration, Biomimicry and Precision Medicine....


Tech transfer course gives grad students real-world journey

January 10, 2018—PhD candidates, including two VISE affiliates, work with law and business school students on tech commercialization


MASI Lab teams up with EnvoyAI to develop segmentation algorithms

January 9, 2018—The MASI lab is collaborating on the development of deep learning algorithms for abdomen segmentation that leverage artificial intelligence to better understand and diagnose disease. The MASI lab, affiliated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, is working with a team from EnvoyAI, which aims to simplify access to new AI algorithms by providing...


VISE symposium explores interoperative fluorescence to light up tumors

January 2, 2018—Using fluorescently labeled antibodies as a contrast agent can give cancer surgeons highly specific real-time detection of tumors that may accelerate diagnosis, preserve more healthy tissue, and improve patient outcomes. Dr. Eben Rosenthal, keynote speaker at the VISE symposium, discusses using near-infrared fluorescence to improve detection of cancer margins. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) “There is a tension...


VISE Spring Seminar: David Sarment, DDS, MS

January 2, 2018—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by David Sarment, DDS, MS President, Xoran Technologies           Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:25 p.m. start, 12:15 p.m. lunch Title: “Point of Care Computed Tomography: Imaging Where You Need It” Abstract: Intra-operative Computed Tomography (iCT) in head and neck surgery is scarcely...


BONUS VISE Seminar: Elena A. Kaye, PhD

December 4, 2017—VISE Seminar to be delivered by Elena A. Kaye, PhD, Assistant Attending Physicist, Department of Physics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center             Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (notice different day) Time: 12:10pm start, noon – folks, cookies and coffee on this one… Place: Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Achieving Sufficient Margins...


Nature technology feature on ultrasound for the brain features work of VISE affiliates

November 10, 2017—Ultrasonic energy can be harnessed to alter brain activity and treat disease — but first, scientists need to learn how it works.


VISE Fall Seminar – Andrew Larson, PhD

November 9, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Andrew Larson, PhD Professor of Radiology and Electrical Engineering, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University           Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch Title: Development of Image-Guided Therapies for Liver Cancer Abstract: Image-guided loco-regional therapies are playing an increasingly critical...


VISE team wins $1.4 million NIH grant to reboot robotic surgery system

November 2, 2017—A Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) team is developing an image guidance interface for the da Vinci robotic surgery system to make partial kidney removal a less invasive “gold standard” when small tumors are involved.


VISE Fall Seminar – Stephen Aylward, PhD

October 31, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Stephen Aylward, PhD Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, Kitware Inc.           Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch Title:  Open Science and Computer-Augmented Point-of-Care Ultrasound Abstract: Open science is a bridge between academia and industry, and it is a way...


VISE collaboration results in NIH grant to develop steerable robotic needle to safely biopsy hard-to-reach lung nodules

October 27, 2017—Collaboration between a mechanical engineer at Vanderbilt University and a pulmonologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has resulted in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant that will be used to develop a steerable robotic needle to safely biopsy hard-to-reach lung nodules.