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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


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:


Kudos: Read about graduating VISE affiliates

May 10, 2017—Neal Dillon, doctorate in mechanical engineering Hunter Gilbert, doctorate in mechanical engineering Gilbert’s thesis project was about the modeling and design of concentric tube robots, which are needle-sized robots that can perform minimally invasive surgeries in places too difficult to reach with larger robots. The title of his thesis is “Concentric Tube Robots: Design, Deployment,...


Dean presents 2017 engineering faculty, staff awards

May 10, 2017—The School of Engineering recognized faculty and staff members for their exemplary research, teaching, and professional service during the 2016-2017 academic year.


Vanderbilt joins 40 academic partners to create, deploy robotic technology in critical manufacturing sectors

May 3, 2017—Vanderbilt University is one of 40 academic institutions participating in a new robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh that will be funded with $80 million from the Department of Defense and $173 million in matching funds from more than 200 participating partners. Eric Barth, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted. Vanderbilt participants include Nabil Simaan, associate...


Alphabet’s new plan to track 10,000 people could take wearables to the next level

May 3, 2017—Verily – the life sciences research arm of Google parent company Alphabet –announced April 19 that it was starting to recruit for Project Baseline, its initiative to track the health of 10,000 people. Over the course of four years, Project Baseline will sequence participants’ genomes, test their blood, survey them and track biometric data such...


VISE Summer Instructional Seminar – Michael Insana, PhD

May 2, 2017—VISE 2017 Summer Instructional Seminar – Provost Research Studio in Ultrasound Imaging Research to be delivered by Michael Insana, PhD, Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Adventures with machine-learning methods for reconstructing ultrasonic elasticity images Seminar to be moderated by Brett Byram, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering...


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.