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VISE Fall Seminar – Kathryn Nightingale

Oct. 11, 2019—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Kathryn R Nightingale Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering Duke University         Date: Thursday, October 31 Time: 12:15 p.m. lunch, 12:25 p.m. start Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Title:  Ultrasonic Elasticity Imaging with Acoustic Radiation Force Abstract:  Elasticity imaging involves introducing a mechanical tissue perturbation, imaging the resulting tissue...

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VISE affiliates awarded $1.8 million grant to improve surgical guidance during eye surgery

Oct. 2, 2019—A team of Vanderbilt University engineers and clinicians were recently awarded a five-year $1.8 million National Eye Institute grant to develop and translate of novel intraoperative imaging technologies to the ophthalmic surgical suite to enable real-time surgical guidance. Yuankai Kenny Tao, assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering, is the principal investigator. Clinical collaborators at the Vanderbilt...

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VISE Fall Seminar – Dan Brown, MD and Brett Byram, PhD

Sep. 6, 2019—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Daniel B. Brown, MD Director of Interventional Oncology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Brett Byram, PhD Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, September 26 Time: 12:15 p.m. lunch, 12:25 p.m. start Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Personalizing Interventional Oncology Options for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Abstract: Responses...

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VISE affiliates Tao, Oguz, and Barth awarded 2019 Discovery Grants

Jun. 28, 2019—Eleven faculty-led proposals have been selected by the Office of the Provost for 2019 Discovery Grants, which advance new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship in the university’s core disciplines.

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Two VISE affiliates named 2019 NSF Graduate Fellows

Apr. 22, 2019—Two biomedical engineering graduate students who participate in the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering have received three-year fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The prestigious awards aim to identify individuals who will contribute significantly to scientific innovation and teaching. Sarah Goodale, a VISE affiliate in the Chang Lab, said she is extremely honored to...

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Researchers collaborate on $3.9 million NIH study of child-specific cochlear implant programming

Apr. 10, 2019—Researchers from the School of Engineering and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are working to improve outcomes for children with significant hearing loss by providing individualized, prescription-like programming for their cochlear implants.

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VISE affiliates are using machine learning to recognize affected skin in photos and help enhance automation

Mar. 21, 2019—Bioengineers and dermatologists join forces with help from machine learning. One challenge in developing new treatments for skin conditions is reliably quantifying affected areas. Research dermatologists must pore over images to demarcate lesion boundaries—and stay consistent in their assessments between images and patients. Researchers in pathology and radiology rely on similar approaches. New research suggests...

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Skin diseases study uses crowdsourcing to gather data

Mar. 12, 2019—For any number of diseases involving the skin, research into causes and cures requires isolating and quantifying in a reliable way the proportion of affected skin, one research subject after another, the more the better. This is achieved with medical photography, computer monitors, and mouse-dragging by a research dermatologist to carefully demarcate affected areas. With...

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VISE affiliate and VU Biophotonics lab member, Laura Masson making headlines with her PhD project

Feb. 5, 2019—Every one in nine babies is born too early here in Tennessee. Now there’s a medical breakthrough, a device created in our own backyard, that Vanderbilt doctors say could be a game changer.

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VISE affiliate awarded 2019 AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

Jan. 16, 2019—A biomedical engineering graduate student who is participating in the Medical Scientist Training Program has received a two-year fellowship aimed at improving global cardiovascular health. Camilo Bermudez Noguera, a VISE affiliate in the MASI Lab, received the 2019 Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association. “I am incredibly excited for this opportunity. I believe this...

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VISE summer fellowship program supports nine outstanding undergraduates in 2018

Oct. 9, 2018—Nine students worked with VISE faculty and graduate students over the summer on research projects that ranged from cochlear implantation and modeling to vessel phantom creation and imaging, ultrasound beamforming and deep whole brain segmentation. They took part in the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering’s 2018 Summer Fellows program, which gives undergraduates hands-on experience...

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Brett Byram to participate in NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering symposium

Sep. 12, 2018—A Vanderbilt University engineering professor has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium Sept. 5-7 in Lexington, Mass. Brett Byram, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is one of 84 engineering researchers chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants – ages 35 to 45 –...

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BME professor and DIIGI lab director named Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow

Aug. 13, 2018—Kenny Tao, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering (VISE) affiliate, has been named a 2018-19 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow. The Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University awards yearlong fellowships to faculty to enhance their teaching skills as become active members of the campus teaching community. Structured professional development activities...

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Brett Byram makes waves in the science community with NSF grant

Jun. 29, 2018—Scroll to page four. From Bishinik: Brett Byram, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, received a $550,000 grant for the development of a brain machine interface. Byram is quoted.

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VISE Spring Seminar – Eric Tkaczyk, MD, PhD

Mar. 16, 2018—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Eric Tkaczyk, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Cutaneous Imaging Clinic (VCIC) Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Biomedical Engineering Attending Dermatologist, VA Medical Center         Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:25 p.m. start, 12:15 p.m. lunch Title: Bringing New Technology to Dermatology Patients: Initial Experiences of the Vanderbilt...

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SPIE 2018 Special Workshop organized by VISE steering committee member, Michael Miga

Mar. 6, 2018—Last year, when SPIE put out a Special Issue Call for Papers in SPIE’s Journal of Medical Imaging, Harvie Branscomb Professor of Biomedical Engineering Michael I. Miga, PhD, proposed the first issue ever devoted specifically to image-guided procedures, robotic interventions and modeling. Not only did SPIE welcome the idea, but it has become the largest...

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Highlighting SPIE 2018 student presentations – James Ferguson

Mar. 2, 2018—James Ferguson is a mechanical engineering graduate student in the Medical Engineering and Discovery (MED) Lab, said presenting at SPIE Medical Imaging this year was “a fantastic experience for me from a professional development standpoint.” As lead author, Ferguson presented the paper titled, “Toward image-guided partial nephrectomy with the da Vinci robot: exploring intraoperative re-...

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Highlighting SPIE 2018 student presentations – Mark George

Mar. 2, 2018—Mark George is an undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and a member of the Biomedical Elasticity and Acoustical Measurement (BEAM) Lab. Under the direction of Brett Byram, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, George participated for the first time at the 2018 SPIE Medical Imaging meeting, an internationally recognized the premier forum...

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Tech transfer course gives grad students real-world journey

Jan. 10, 2018—PhD candidates, including two VISE affiliates, work with law and business school students on tech commercialization

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VISE Fall Seminar – Andrew Larson, PhD

Nov. 9, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Andrew Larson, PhD Professor of Radiology and Electrical Engineering, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University           Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon lunch Title: Development of Image-Guided Therapies for Liver Cancer Abstract: Image-guided loco-regional therapies are playing an increasingly critical...

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VISE team wins $1.4 million NIH grant to reboot robotic surgery system

Nov. 2, 2017—A Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) team is developing an image guidance interface for the da Vinci robotic surgery system to make partial kidney removal a less invasive “gold standard” when small tumors are involved.

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Two VISE undergraduates’ conference abstracts accepted as talks for SPIE Photonics West

Sep. 28, 2017—Kelsey Leeburg and Oscar Benavides will be heading to San Francisco in early 2018 to present talks for the SPIE Photonics West conference. Both students participated in the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) Summer Undergraduate Program and are first authors of their respective papers. Leeburg and Benavides are members of the Diagnostic Imaging...

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VISE 2017 Summer Undergraduate Program concludes with student-led seminar

Sep. 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...

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VISE Summer Seminar: Megan Poorman and Patrick Anderson

Aug. 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 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 Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 Time: 1:40pm start, 1:30 pm snacks Title: Clinical Translation of Emerging Ultrasound Imaging...

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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...

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VISE Summer Research Fellow named lead author on journal paper

Apr. 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...

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VISE rocks SPIE Medical Imaging Conference racking up five student awards

Mar. 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...

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Spring Seminar: Karen L. Christman, PhD, FAHA

Feb. 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...

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VISE Seminar: Computational Modeling to Enable Therapeutic Intervention: Applications in Radiation Oncology

Jan. 9, 2017—Title:  Computational Modeling to Enable Therapeutic Intervention: Applications in Radiation Oncology Dual Speaker Format:  Albert Attia, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, VUMC and Jared A. Weis, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, VU Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017 Time: 12:20pm start, 12:15pm lunch Place:  Stevenson Center 5326 Abstract:  Patients with intracranial metastasis treated...

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