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VISE Summer Research Fellow named lead author on journal paper

April 20, 2017—Rohan Vijayan, a biomedical engineering undergraduate student and a Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) Summer Research Fellow, was recently named lead author on a journal paper in the Journal of Medical Imaging.  Vijayan presented his conference paper in a platform session at the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference in 2016.  Vijayan works under the supervision...


Spring Seminar: Smita De, MD/PhD and Ryan Hsi, MD

April 10, 2017—Speakers: Smita De, MD/PhD VISE Fellow, Instructor of Urologic Surgery and Ryan S. Hsi, MD Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 Time: 12:15pm lunch, 12:20pm start Place:  Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Needs and Progress in Urologic Surgery Speaker Bios: Dr. Smita De is currently the VISE fellow...


Spring Seminar: Jack Noble, PhD

March 24, 2017—Jack Noble,  PhD Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Time: 12:15pm lunch, 12:20pm start Place:  Stevenson Center 5326 Title:  Computer-Assistance Techniques for Cochlear Implant Interventions Abstract:  Cochlear implants (CIs) are neural prosthetics that induce the sensation of hearing by stimulating the auditory nerve using an array of electrodes implanted in the...


Spring Seminar: Richard Leahy, Ph.D.

March 17, 2017—Richard M Leahy, PhD Dean’s Professor, Electrical Engineering and Radiology Director, Signal and Image Processing Institute University of Southern California, Los Angeles Title: Analyzing Brain Mapping Data Abstract: Magnetic resonance imaging allows us to safely acquire data from which we can study anatomy, function and connectivity in the living human brain. But how do we convert...


Spring Seminar: Ming Li, Ph.D.

March 13, 2017—Ming Li, chief of bioengineering Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Program, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health Date: Monday, March 27 Time: 4:10 p.m. Location: Featheringill Hall Room 136 Title: “Medical Robotic Control and System Integration” Abstract The recent technology advancement on medical robotics facilitates minimally invasive surgery and intervention. Since the medical...


Surgery of the Future

March 13, 2017—Surgery of the Future is an interactive experience that highlights research technologies funded by NIBIB that improve surgical procedures. Move through a virtual operating room to learn about technologies including new imaging tools, robotics, biomaterials, and more. Robert Webster’s research is featured.


VISE rocks SPIE Medical Imaging Conference racking up five student awards

March 7, 2017—Twenty-five students from five laboratories affiliated with the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering (VISE) attended the SPIE Medical Imaging 2017 Conference in mid-February. Five Vanderbilt students across Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering were selected for scientific awards out of almost 450 papers presented this year. The week-long conference showcases cutting edge-research, world-class...


Spring Seminar: Catie Chang, Ph.D.

March 3, 2017—Catie Chang, Research Fellow National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017 Time: 12:15 p.m. lunch, lecture begins at 12:20 p.m. Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Uncovering new dimensions of human brain function from fMRI data Abstract:  Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a powerful technique in human neuroscience. The richness...


Spring Seminar: Dario Englot, M.D., Ph.D.

February 28, 2017—Dario Englot, MD, PhD, Fellow and Clinical Instructor in Functional Neurosurgery, Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017 Time: 12:15pm lunch, 12:20pm start Place:  Stevenson Center 5326 Title:  Brain network disturbances in surgical epilepsy: Integrating electrophysiology and neuroimaging techniques Abstract:  Epilepsy is a common and debilitating neurological disorder that...


EECS/VISE Spring Seminar: Rolando Estrada, Ph.D.

February 24, 2017—Speaker:  Rolando Estrada, PhD, Research Scientist, Teledyne Scientific and Imaging Date: Monday, February 27, 2017 Time: 4:15pm Place:  FGH, Room 136 Title:  Automating Retinal Vessel Analysis: Topology Estimation and Artery-Vein Classification Abstract:  The retinal vasculature is clinically important, not only for diagnosing ocular diseases, including diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, but also for monitoring conditions with...


VISE affiliate Bennett Landman, Ph.D., uses big data to solve big medical problems in the MASI lab

February 14, 2017—As an initial member of the Vanderbilt Institute on Surgery and Engineering, the Medical-image Analysis and Statistical Interpretation (MASI) lab seeks to transform medical imaging from pixels to information to improve patient care. We lead Personalized Medicine with Medical Imaging Informatics (PM2I2) efforts in translational research to explore innovative, clinically useful techniques. Our primary technical...


Visiting bioengineering professor talks about treating the heart

February 13, 2017—Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering (VISE) brought Karen Christman, Ph.D., professor of bioengineering and associate dean for students, UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering, to Vanderbilt for a two-day visit. While on campus, Professor Christman met with various members of the engineering department, participated in a mentoring luncheon, and concluded her visit by...


Spring Seminar: Ron Alterovitz, Ph.D.

February 10, 2017—Speaker: Ron Alterovitz, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Computer Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Time: 12:20pm start, 12:15pm lunch Place:  Stevenson Center 5326  Abstract:  Advances in robotics have the potential to improve healthcare delivery, from enabling surgical procedures that are beyond current clinical capabilities to autonomously assisting...


Spring Seminar: Karen L. Christman, PhD, FAHA

February 2, 2017—Speaker: Karen L. Christman, PhD, FAHA, Professor of Bioengineering, Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017 Time: 12:20pm start, 12:15pm lunch Place:  Stevenson Center 5326 Title:  Biomaterials for Treating the Heart Abstract: Biomaterials have significant potential to treat various cardiac conditions, including both adult and pediatric.  In particular, new therapies for...


Brain Surgery Robots

January 30, 2017—Ground breaking technology that enables robots to perform high-risk surgeries more safely shows that robotic surgical tools play a major role in the future of medicine. Robert Webster, PhD., explains the groundbreaking Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH robot) he and his MED Lab team are developing.