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2023 Summer Instructional Seminar Series
Research-in-Progress Seminars (RiPS)

The VISE Seminar Series has a dual role in the School of Engineering as a major gathering activity for the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and as a training component to the NIH-sponsored Surgical and Interventional Engineering Training Program (T32EB021937).  One of the central aspects to surgical/interventional engineering is the assembly of multi-disciplinary physician-engineer teams for the improvement of patient care.  As VISE comprises many laboratories across campus and the medical center, this engineering in surgery and intervention (ESI) thought-leaders seminar series has served as an activity for the faculty and trainees to come together to share, discover, and discuss trans-institutional research.  The series has several formats that include: traditional seminars, informal research discussions, novel dual-speaker talks given by engineer-physician teams, and educational activities (e.g. grant writing workshops, research in progress reports, dissemination of new research techniques, intellectual property and technology transfer workshops, NIH peer review workshop, industry-academic summits, etc.).

We should also note that at the conclusion of the academic year, the seminar series transitions to an instructional summer seminar series where rising 2nd and 3rd-year trainees provide research in progress reports (RiPs).

One of the important outcomes of the seminar has been to introduce new faculty to VISE capabilities as well as foster new collaborative efforts toward pressing problems in surgery and intervention.  The seminar series meets approximately every two weeks and hosts both internal and external speakers.

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Seminars have a start time of 11:45 am (lunch) and will be located in Stevenson Center 5325

2023 Summer Schedule

  • June 8, Thursday, Seth Crawford (BME) and Piper Cannon (ME)
  • June 22, Thursday, Nancy Newlin (CS) and Tianyuan Yao (CS)
  • July 27, Thursday, Derek Doss (BME) and Behnaz Akbarian (BME)
  • August 10, Thursday, Jumanh Atoum (CS) and Xing Yao (CS)