VISE Summer Research In Progress (RiP) Series 7.21.22
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...
VISE Summer Instructional Seminar Series 6.23.22
Jun. 14, 2022—VISE Summer Seminar to be led by Graham Johnson, (BME), MSTP and Michael I. Miga, PhD Harvie Branscomb Professor, Professor Biomedical Engineering Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 Time: 11:45 am Room Admittance, noon start Location: MCN C-2209 Talk Title #1: Your First Grant Submission – How to Apply For an F31 Speaker #1: Graham Johnson, MD/PhD...
VISE Summer Instructional Seminar Series – Brooks Lindsey, PhD 6.9.22
May. 31, 2022—VISE Summer Seminar to be led by Brooks Lindsey, PhD Assistant Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022 Time: 11:45 am Room Admittance, noon start Location: MCN C-2209 Title: Guiding cardiovascular intervention with integrated ultrasound imaging Abstract: Approximately 19 million people in...
Two VISE affiliates among nineteen engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
May. 2, 2022—Sixteen engineering graduate students have been awarded a highly competitive government-funded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Three engineering undergraduate students also received NSF fellowships.
Taking the Wear-and-Tear out of Endoscopy for Patients – and Doctors
Apr. 26, 2022—Proprioceptive technology uses magnetic coupling to draw endoscopes forward, sparing patient and clinician injuries.
VISE Spring Seminar – Chris Holsinger, MD, FACS 3.24.22
Mar. 9, 2022—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Chris Holsinger, MD, FACS Professor and Chief, Head and Neck Surgery Stanford University Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022 Time: 12:15 p.m. Room Opens, 12:20 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Robotics and the Transformation of Head & Neck Surgery Abstract: Head and neck surgery is experiencing a renaissance and revolution,...
VISE Spring Seminar Natasha Sheybani, PhD
Feb. 8, 2022—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Natasha Sheybani, PhD Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022 Time: 12:15 p.m. Room Opens, 12:20 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Talk title: Immunoengineering Next-Generation Cancer Therapies with Focused Ultrasound Abstract: Despite the remarkable promise of cancer immunotherapy, a significant fraction of patients with...
VISE Spring Seminar – Theodore Zanos, PhD,
Jan. 21, 2022—VISE Spring seminar to be led by Theodore Zanos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Bioelectronic Medicine, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022 Time: 12:15 p.m. Room Opens, 12:20 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Machine Learning in Bioelectronic Medicine and Healthcare Abstract: One of the exciting areas of innovation in healthcare lies at...
Engineering Professor Bennett Landman is a 2022 SPIE Fellow
Jan. 19, 2022—Bennett Landman, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his achievements in medical image processing with robust and scalable methods for large-scale data analysis.
VISE Spring Seminar – Kamran Idrees, MD, MSCI, MMHC, FACS
Jan. 14, 2022—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Kamran Idrees, MD, MSCI, MMHC, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery Director, Pancreas and Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology Director, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program Chair, Clinical Cancer Committee Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022 Time: 12:15 p.m. Room Opens, 12:20 p.m. start Location:...
Vanderbilt engineer leads DARPA project to enable AI machines to gain, share knowledge
Dec. 7, 2021—A Vanderbilt engineering professor is leading part of an international initiative to create advanced artificial intelligence programs that will enable machines to learn progressively over a lifetime and share those experiences with each other. Researchers hope the technology will allow machines to reuse information, adapt quickly to new conditions and collaborate by sharing information.
10th annual VISE symposium features keynote on heart ‘digital twins’
Dec. 6, 2021—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering hosts its 10th annual Surgery, Intervention and Engineering Symposium Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. CT. The event will feature a keynote lecture by Natalia Trayanova, Murray B. Sachs Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
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.
$8 million NIH grant awarded to Vanderbilt researchers for study of infant/child brain development
Nov. 15, 2021—Two Vanderbilt faculty have received an $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health as part of a groundbreaking, multi-institutional overview of variables influencing infant and child brain development, including substance exposure.
VISE Fall Seminar – Jared Weiss, MD and Michael Topf, MD November 18, 2021
Nov. 12, 2021—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Jared M. Weiss, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Oncology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Michael Topf, MD Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Vanderbilt University Medical Center Date: November 18, 2021 Time: 11:50 am Lunch ticket distribution, Noon start Location: Stevenson Center...
VISE on the Virtual Road: 2021 MICCAI conference
Nov. 9, 2021—Members of five labs affiliated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering took part in the 24th annual International Conference on Medial Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, sharing their work with like-minded scientists from around the world. The conference brings together leading biomedical scientists, clinicians, and engineers who focus on medical imaging and...
Engineering’s Nabil Simaan named ASME Fellow
Nov. 3, 2021—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a distinction awarded to ASME members who have made significant engineering achievements.
VISE researchers receive $1M grant to explore brain-body connections and advance understanding of how brains age
Oct. 15, 2021—An assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering has received a $1.1 million NIH grant to investigate connections between the brain and body to advance the understanding of aging in normal and pathological brains. Catie Chang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, leads the research team, which will focus on developing machine learning methods...
VISE Fall Seminar – Ahmed Ghazi, MD, MSc
Oct. 8, 2021—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Ahmed Ghazi, MD, MSc Associate Professor of Urology and Oncology George W Conner Deans Teaching fellow Endourology Fellowship Director Director of Simulation Innovation Laboratory University of Rochester Medical Center Date: October 28, 2021 Time: 11:50 am Lunch ticket distribution, Noon start Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Leveraging Engineering Technologies to...
VISE researcher awarded $2.6M grant to improve Alzheimer’s patient management
Oct. 5, 2021—An electrical and computer engineering professor has received a $2.6 million NIH grant to improve the reliability of techniques to map of structural changes in the brains of people who have Alzheimer’s Disease. The goal is to identify opportunities for early intervention by developing more effective interventional strategies. Bennett Landman, who chairs the Department of...
VISE affiliate Graham Johnson awarded prestigious individual predoctoral fellowship
Oct. 4, 2021—Graham Johnson, a biomedical engineering MD-PhD student and VISE affiliate, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) from The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Johnson works with his mentor Dario Englot, MD, in the Brain Imaging and Electrophysiology (BIEN) Lab. Englot, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery,...
VISE Summer Fellows program resumes, provides real-world lab experience to exceptional undergrads
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.
New departments answer growing demand in computer science, computational science, electrical engineering
Aug. 19, 2021—The School of Engineering has created two new departments from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to encourage innovation, accommodate enrollment growth, and focus on areas of strategic excellence.
MASI Lab in the news! Q&A with Leon Y. Cai, Kurt G. Schilling, and Bennett A. Landman
Aug. 5, 2021—This MRM Highlights Pick interview is with Leon Y. Cai, Kurt G. Schilling, and Bennett A. Landman, researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Their paper is entitled “PreQual: An automated pipeline for integrated preprocessing and quality assurance of diffusion weighted MRI images”. It was chosen not only because the authors share their pipeline code with their paper,...
Labadie named chair of Otolaryngology at MUSC
Jul. 30, 2021—Robert Labadie, MD, PhD, professor of Otolaryngology and Biomedical Engineering, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine in Charleston, South Carolina.
VISE Summer Instructional Seminar 8.5.21
Jul. 23, 2021—VISE Research in Progress (RiP) Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021 Time: Noon admittance, 12:05 p.m. remarks, 12:10 p.m. start Erin Bratu, PhD Candidate (EECS) RiP #1: Title: Development of Novel Methods for Image-Guided Cochlear Implant Programming RIP #1 Description: Although many cochlear implant recipients experience improved hearing ability and speech recognition, a significant number of...
Five receive Graduate Leadership Anchor Awards
Jun. 24, 2021—The Vanderbilt Graduate Student Council has announced the winners of its inaugural Graduate Leadership Anchor Awards. The awards were designed by the Graduate Student Council to identify and honor the hard work and leadership of graduate students at Vanderbilt.
VISE Summer Instructional Seminar 7.8.21
Jun. 23, 2021—VISE Research in Progress (RiP) Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021 Time: Noon admittance, 12:05 p.m. remarks, 12:10 p.m. start Speaker #1: Rachel Eimen, PhD Candidate (BME) RiP #1: Title: Real-time clinician guidance to improve 3D bladder reconstructions RIP #1 Description: Due to the high recurrence rate of bladder cancer, patients receive lifelong cystoscopies every three months...
SPIE and Vanderbilt University announce $1 million optical engineering faculty fellowship
Jun. 23, 2021—The SPIE Faculty Fellowship will support a Vanderbilt University faculty member who is working in optics and photonics. Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Yuankai “Kenny” Tao has been selected as the recipient of the first gift.