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VISE Fall Seminar – Mitch Edgeworth, MBA

September 22, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Mitch Edgeworth, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch


VISE 2017 Summer Undergraduate Program concludes with student-led seminar

September 18, 2017—Eight students worked side-by-side graduate students and faculty on active research projects as part of the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering’s 2017 Summer Undergraduate program. Students in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science spent ten weeks in VISE labs under the supervision of a VISE affiliate faculty member. The paid program...


VISE Fall Seminar – Lola Chambless, MD

September 8, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Lola Chambless, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery Vanderbilt University Medical Center                   Date: Thursday,September 21, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch Title:  Minimally invasive brain surgery – a field in consolidation Abstract: The concept...


A collaboration between VISE and the Wond’ry results in a five-year, $500K NSF grant

September 6, 2017—The Wond’ry, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering, recently won a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to become an Innovation Corps site.The designation marks Vanderbilt as one of the premier academic institutions nationwide that nurture entrepreneurship. The I-Corps site grant will support programs to match students and faculty with teams of experienced...


VISE sponsors new group for women in science, medicine, and engineering

September 5, 2017—Twenty women recently celebrated the creation of the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering’s new group designed to support women in the STEM fields. The group adds a new way for women to build community among the ten VISE-affiliated labs as well as host discussion about translational research, networking, mental health, and navigating work environments....


VISE Fall Seminar – Alexander Langerman, MD

September 1, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be delivered by Alexander J. Langerman, MD SM FACS Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Date: Thursday,September 7, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch Abstract: Videography in surgery enables major scientific and societal benefits by providing an objective visual record of surgical proceedings for...


VISE Summer Seminar: Hernan Gonzalez and Jon Heisleman

August 14, 2017—VISE Research in Progress (RiP) Summer Instructional Seminar Series Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch to be delivered by Hernan Gonzalez, doctoral candidate, department of biomedical engineering RiP #1: Title: Multimodal Analysis of Interictal and Ictal Brain Connectivity in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Rip#1 (Gonzalez) Abstract: Epilepsy...


NIH appoints Miga to scientific review panel

August 2, 2017—Michael Miga has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences Study Section of the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review beginning July 1, 2017.


VISE Summer Seminar: Megan Poorman and Patrick Anderson

August 1, 2017—VISE Research in Progress (RiP) Summer Instructional Seminar Series Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch to be delivered by Megan Poorman, doctoral candidate, biomedical engineering RiP Title: Orientation-independent Z-shimmed MR thermometry near ablation probes RiP Abstract: MR guidance of thermal ablation is hindered by signal loss...


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VISE neurosurgeon awarded NIH R00 grant for epilepsy research

July 28, 2017—Dario Englot, assistant professor of neurological surgery and biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt, was recently awarded an R00 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study brain networks in epilepsy, and how surgery may help improve brain function. This competitive award, an R00 grant, is part of the NIH Pathway to Independence program to help...


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....