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VISE Summer Seminar: Illwoo Lyu, PhD

July 21, 2017—to be delivered by Ilwoo Lyu, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Vanderbilt University         Date: Thursday, June 27, 2017 Time: 12:10pm start, Noon Lunch Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Cortical Surface Registration and Shape Analysis Abstract: A population analysis of human cortical morphometry is critical for insights into...


New tools help surgeons find liver tumors, not nick blood vessels

July 17, 2017—The liver is a particularly squishy, slippery organ, prone to shifting both deadly tumors and life-preserving blood vessels by inches between the time they’re discovered on a CT scan and when the patient is lying on an operating room table. Surgeons can swab the exposed liver lightly on the surface with a special stylus, capturing the shape of...


VISE Summer Instructional Seminar July 13

July 10, 2017—VISE Research in Progress (RiP) Summer Instructional Seminar Series Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch to be delivered by Srijata Chakravorti PhD candidate, electrical engineering and computer science Title: Multimodal Validation of Intrathalamic Nuclei Segmentation in 3T T1 images   Ma Luo, PhD Candidate, biomedical engineering...


From Food & Wine: A Coffee Hat Could Make Nose and Throat Surgery Easier

July 10, 2017—Engineers at Vanderbilt University designed the coffee-filled swim cap. Coffee is having its moment in 2017: This year researchers have discovered that it repairs damage to the liver, its one of the best beverages to drink before working out, and even helps prevent your arteries from clogging. (Well, all of that is according to a few studies, anyway.) Now, apparently...


Bennett Landman leads team to prize in innovation challenge

June 30, 2017—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....


Congratulations to our own VISE affiliate, Robert Webster, associate professor of ME, recently awarded one of the 13 Discovery Grants

June 29, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s Office of the Provost has recognized three engineering faculty proposals with Discovery Grants, one of Vanderbilt’s primary means of investing in advancing the discovery of knowledge in its core disciplines and strengthening the university’s scholarly profile. A total of 13 faculty proposals have received funding.


Patrick Anderson, doctoral student, mechanical engineering https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vise/visepeople/patrick-anderson/

MED Lab members attend International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

June 28, 2017—Three members of the Vanderbilt Medical Engineering and Discovery Lab (MEDLab) attended the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) last week in Singapore. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Robert Webster, the lab director, was invited to give a talk on his recent research, while Ph.D. student Patrick Anderson and postdoctoral scholar Loris Fichera each...


Researchers use coffee grounds to improve nose, throat surgery

June 22, 2017—Engineers with the University of Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., improved the accuracy of a scanner used to map the skull of nose and throat surgical patients with six cups of ground coffee.


How coffee is being used to develop a new surgical tool https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/06/20/how-six-cups-of-ground-coffee-can-improve-nose-throat-surgery/?utm_source=myvupreview&utm_medium=myvu_email&utm_campaign=myvupreview-2017-06-22

How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgery

June 22, 2017—Imagine plopping six cups of coffee grounds on the heads of patients just before they are wheeled into the operating room to have nose or throat surgery? In essence, that is what a team of Vanderbilt University engineers are proposing in an effort to improve the reliability of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use...


Vanderbilt engineers use coffee grounds to develop novel surgical tool

June 21, 2017—Imagine plopping six cups of coffee grounds on the heads of patients just before they are wheeled into the operating room to have nose or throat surgery? In essence, that is what a team of Vanderbilt University engineers are proposing in an effort to improve the reliability of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use...


photo of Matthew ODonnell, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington

VISE Summer Instructional Seminar – Matthew O’Donnell, PhD

June 5, 2017—Provost Research Studio in Ultrasound Imaging Research to be delivered by Matthew O’Donnell, PhD, Frank and Julie Jungers Dean Emeritus, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington Moderator: Brett Byram, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Title: Light and Sound: Integrating Photonics with Ultrasonics for Biomedical Applications Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Time: 12:10pm start, Noon Lunch...


VISE Summer Instructional Seminar – Stanislav Emelianov, PhD

May 24, 2017—Provost Research Studio in Ultrasound Imaging Research to be delivered by Stanislav Emelianov, PhD, Professor, Joseph M. Pettit Chair, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech & Emory School of Medicine Moderator: Brett Byram, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 Time: 1:40pm start, 1:30 pm snacks Title: Clinical Translation of Emerging Ultrasound Imaging...


Megan Poorman, BME doctoral student, says we’re all scientists, regardless of what our degree says

May 15, 2017—Today I take a break from writing my usual graduate school advice to think about what being a researcher in higher education means. As a PhD student, I can easily just focus on my research, on the goal of graduating, and on my next abstract submission. However, there’s so much more to research than just...


Patrick Anderson, a VISE affiliate, earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

May 15, 2017—The National Science Foundation recently selected 14 Vanderbilt graduate students to receive Graduate Research Fellowships. Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) is proud to announce Patrick Anderson, a VISE affiliate and mechanical engineering doctoral student, is among those awarded this prestigious honor. Highly sought after because they provide recipients with three years of support,...


Magnetic capsule robot designed to explore the colon

May 11, 2017—At Digestive Disease Week 2017, Keith Obstein, MD, MPH, FASGE & Piotr R. Slawinski, talked to DDW TV about the exciting new innovation in performing colonoscopies using a “capsule robot.”  Obstein and Slawinski, both VISE affiliates, collaborated on the project with medical researchers from the University of Leeds. Watch the video here: