VISE affiliates participate in ‘Nature’ conference on Bioengineering for Global Health seeking to foster “radical collaboration” that will impact health disparities
Nov. 21, 2023—Researchers from around the globe gathered for the inaugural Nature conference “Bioengineering for Global Health” at Vanderbilt University Nov. 13–15. Faculty members from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and editors from Nature Communications, Nature Biomedical Engineering and Nature Reviews Bioengineering led the organization of the conference.
Nov. 2, 2023—This past summer, 13 Vanderbilt undergraduates were selected to work on projects focused on epilepsy, miniature soft climbing robots, stroke treatment, kidney disease research, cancer resection and surgical skill assessment as part of the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering’s Summer Fellows Program (VSF).
Oct. 26, 2023—There was a time when Audrey Bowden, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow and associate professor of biomedical and electrical engineering, questioned whether to pursue a doctorate. The desire was there, she just needed some guidance. “Nobody in my family had a Ph.D., and I didn’t have any role models of how to do that,”...
VISE affiliate Audrey Bowden organizes inaugural ‘Nature’ conference on bioengineering for global health, Nov. 13–15
Aug. 28, 2023—Nature Conferences has selected Vanderbilt University to host a conference Nov. 13–15, 2023, focused on developing innovative diagnostic, treatment and disease-monitoring platforms to improve human health around the world.
Jun. 29, 2023—VISE Summer Seminar to be led by Derek Doss (BME) and Behnaz Akbarian (BME) Date: Thursday, July 27, 2023 Time: 11:45 am for lunch, noon start Location: Stevenson Center 532 RiP Speaker #1: Derek Doss, Biomedical Engineering Department RiP Title #1: Network Signatures of Focal Impaired Awareness Seizures in...
May. 26, 2023—VISE Summer Research In Progress (RiP) Series VISE Summer Seminar to be led by Piper Cannon, PhD candidate, Mechanical Engineering and Seth Crawford, PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering Talk #1 Title: In Vivo Human Pilot Studies Guiding Next Generation System Design for da Vinci Image Guided Surgical System Piper Cannon Bio:...
May. 10, 2023—Eleven Vanderbilt engineering graduate students are 2023 recipients of five-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Six engineering undergraduate students who will continue their graduate study elsewhere also have received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.
Mar. 10, 2023—Four Vanderbilt engineering students working in the fields of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and biomedical engineering won best paper awards out of hundreds of papers presented at the 2023 SPIE Medical Imaging conference held Feb. 19-23 in San Diego.
Feb. 28, 2023—Catie Chang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and biomedical engineering, has been named the inaugural Sally and Dave Hopkins Faculty Fellow in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in recognition of her highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
Feb. 28, 2023—Brett Byram, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been named the inaugural Hoy Family Faculty Fellow in recognition of his advances in medical ultrasound imaging.
Team of VISE experts selected to develop low-cost training tools aimed at expanding global access to minimally invasive surgeries
Feb. 7, 2023—A multidisciplinary team from the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering has received a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to develop a low-cost simulation tool to train medical personnel in Kenya to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures.
A multidisciplinary team of VISE affiliates has advanced its work to develop new tools for intraoperative imaging during ophthalmic surgery
Jan. 10, 2023—Technology driven by deep-learning model delivers 4D video-rate imaging, improves precision
Nov. 4, 2022—Biomedical engineering doctoral student Sarah Goodale has been awarded a National Institute on Aging Transition to Postdoc Fellowship for her proposed work on investigating fatigue and sleep disturbance symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease and their relationship with functional and structural properties of the brain and intellectual decline.
Biomedical Engineering scholar Brett Byram named as a Senior Member of global optics and photonics society, SPIE
Aug. 11, 2022— Vanderbilt Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Brett Byram, joins a group of 77 international scholars who were named Senior Members of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, in August.
Jul. 8, 2022—VISE Summer Seminar to be led by Lucas Sainburg (BME), PhD Candidate and Emelina Vienneau (BME) PhD Candidate Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022 Time: 11:45 am Room Admittance, noon start Location: MCN C-2209 Speaker #1: Lucas Sainburg, PhD Candidate, Department of Biomedical Engineering RiP #1: Title: Effects of temporal lobe epilepsy and surgical treatment on functional MRI...
Mar. 7, 2022—A distinguished advisory board has been established for the Master of Engineering in Surgery and Intervention program, a novel professional degree designed to enhance training in the development of platform technologies used in procedural medicine.
10th Annual Surgery, Intervention and Engineering Symposium features expert in AI-powered computational cardiology
Nov. 18, 2021—Join the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. CT for its 10th annual Surgery, Intervention and Engineering Symposium. The event will feature a keynote lecture by Natalia Trayanova, Murray B. Sachs Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
Sep. 9, 2021—New acquisition and reconstruction solutions for ultrasound imaging developed by a Vanderbilt team aim to fundamentally improve the ability to obtain high quality, clinically relevant images, especially in cases of heart disease.
Sep. 1, 2021—The VISE Summer Fellows Program resumed in May, with 10 remarkable undergraduate students who spent 10 weeks on research projects in areas that included connectivity patterns in the brain, computational modeling of vagus nerve stimulation, and brain tumor segmentation using machine learning. The 2021 Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) Summer Fellowship Program was...
Engineering doctoral students experience paradigm-shifting clinical training in surgery and intervention
Aug. 27, 2021—The results are in: Five cohorts of Vanderbilt engineering doctoral students have experienced ‘paradigm-shifting training’ in surgery and intervention.
A Novel Clinically Immersive Pre-doctoral Training Program for Engineering in Surgery and Intervention
Jun. 8, 2021—A novel pre-doctoral program is presented that combines (1) immersive observation in the surgical/interventional theatre and (2) thought-provoking exposition activities focused on answering clinically provocative questions.
Mar. 12, 2021—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Summer L. Gibbs, PhD Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering Oregon Health & Science University Date: March 25, 2021 Time: 12:15 p.m. Room Admittance, 12:25 p.m. start Zoom: Details will be sent morning of… Title: “Can Fluorescence Guided Surgery Improve Patient Outcomes?” Abstract: Surgery has a prominent role in clinical medicine with...
Feb. 23, 2021—Michael Miga, Harvie Branscomb Professor at Vanderbilt and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for achievements in technology guided surgery and computational modeling for therapeutic and imaging applications.
Feb. 18, 2021—A Vanderbilt research team has received a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to further develop a needle-size robotic surgery system with real-time MRI guidance for drug resistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE).
Jan. 15, 2021—In fall 2021, Vanderbilt University will offer a graduate program that will equip engineers to improve translation of technology for medical procedures and surgery.
Jan. 6, 2021—For the last eight years, on the second Wednesday in December, poster boards were set up at the crack of dawn in the lobby of Light Hall. Students, postdocs and faculty members would trickle in a few hours later to hang the poster themselves. By afternoon, the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering’s Annual Surgery,...
Sep. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt engineers have received a $1.4 million NIH grant to work toward a compact, silent, less expensive and potentially portable MRI device.
Jul. 28, 2020—Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020 Time: Noon admittance, 12:05 p.m. remarks, 12:10 p.m. start Speaker #1: Yubo Fan, PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science RiP #1 Title: Deep Learning-Based Segmentation of the Intracochlear Anatomy and Its Validation on Image-guided Cochlear Implant Programming RIP #1 Description: Cochlear implants (CIs) are neuroprosthetic devices that...
Jul. 10, 2020—VISE Research In Progress (RiP) Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020 Time: Noon – room admittance, 12:05pm remarks, 12:10pm start Speaker #1:Dewei Hu, PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science RiP #1 Title: Retinal OCT Denoising RIP #1 Description: Retinal optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a powerful cross-sectional visualization tool with vast application in ophthalmic diagnosis....