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.
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.
Medical World News® Inside the Practice: CancerNetwork® and Duke Herrell on a Novel Suturing Technique for Transurethral Anastomosis
May. 6, 2021—CancerNetwork® shares its latest investigation into novel practices for rendering surgical management of prostate cancer from experts at Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering.
Student-developed machine-learning techniques make surgeries safer and easier to review
Apr. 9, 2021—An interdisciplinary fellowship with the Data Science Institute has resulted in a promising machine-learning technology that can effectively track complex surgical activity, thus having the potential to improve patient outcomes, safety and documentation.
VISE Spring Seminar – Eric Shinohara, MD, MSCI
Apr. 9, 2021—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Eric Shinohara, MD, MSCI Ingram Associate Professor and Chair Department of Radiation Oncology, VUMC Date: April 29, 2021 Time: 12:15 p.m. Room Admittance, 12:25 p.m. start Zoom: Details will be sent morning of… Title: The Evolving Landscape of Radiation Modalities in Medicine Speaker Bio: Dr. Eric Shinohara is Ingram Associate...
VISE Spring Seminar – David Kent, MD and Daniel Fabbri, PhD
Mar. 26, 2021—VISE Spring seminar to be led by David T. Kent, MD Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Sleep Surgery, VUMC and Daniel Fabbri, PhD Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, VUMC Date: April 8, 2021 Time: 12:15 p.m. Room Admittance, 12:25 p.m. start Zoom: Details will be sent morning of… Title: Mapping the upper airway with high-resolution manometry...
Synchro Motion and PredictionHealth: Vanderbilt’s NSF National I-Corps teams are making an impact through innovation
Mar. 25, 2021—Since the inception of the Vanderbilt I-Corps Site Program just three years ago, more than 20 teams of VU innovators have been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s prestigious National I-Corps Program, turning their STEM ideas and research into novel inventions that improve health care, strengthen cybersecurity, produce clean energy, support people battling drug abuse and mental health disorders...
VISE Spring Seminar – Summer L. Gibbs, PhD
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...
New $2 million NIH grant advances less invasive procedure for TLE
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).
VISE Spring Seminar – Lena Maier-Hein, PhD
Feb. 15, 2021—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Lena Maier-Hein, PhD Head of Div. Computer Assisted Medical Interventions (CAMI), German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, DE Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Time: 12:15 p.m. Room Admittance, 12:25 p.m. start Zoom: Details will be sent morning of… Title: Surgical Data Science Abstract: Machine learning has begun to revolutionize almost all...
Surgical robots developed by Vanderbilt researchers could make radical prostatectomy safer and less invasive
Feb. 10, 2021—Researchers at the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering have developed a minuscule robot that could revolutionize surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer, which affects one in nine men in the United States. Using a lifelike model, the team demonstrated that the surgical robot could not only remove the prostate gland and tissues through the urethra,...
Neck-worn Camera for Surgical Training Videos
Feb. 8, 2021—A lightweight camera designed to be worn around a surgeon’s neck provides videos of operations, including open procedures, and is serving as a resource to enhance the training of surgical residents and for quality improvement initiatives.
VISE Spring Seminar – Eric Tkaczyk, MD, PhD and Shramana Ghosh, PhD,
Jan. 29, 2021—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Eric Tkaczyk, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, VUMC Shramana Ghosh, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow The Vanderbilt Dermatology Translational Research Clinic (VDTRC) Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Time: 12:15 p.m. Room Admittance, 12:25 p.m. start Zoom: Details will be sent morning of… Title: Measurement of soft tissue biomechanical properties for...
VISE affiliates developing a novel integrative approach for early detection of lung cancer
Jan. 20, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have received a National Cancer Institute grant to develop a novel, integrative approach to detect early signs of lung cancer. The four-year project builds on a related, recent study that established the value of using three separate measures—structural imaging, a protein marker and information available from electronic health records—to predict lung cancer in...
Custom, virtual world highlights annual VISE symposium
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,...
Vanderbilt researchers bring paradigm-shifting technology to endoscopic procedures
Nov. 19, 2020—A collaboration between international and Vanderbilt University researchers is helping to update a tried-and-true medical technology for the 21st century. The development of an intelligent and autonomous Magnetic Flexible Endoscope holds the promise of making colonoscopies safer, less painful, more widely available and less expensive.
VISE Fall Seminar – Sheila Russo, PhD
Nov. 6, 2020—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Sheila Russo, PhD Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Boston University Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Time: 12:15 p.m. Room Admittance, 12:25 p.m. start Zoom: Details will be sent morning of… Title: Toward Soft Robotic Systems for Advanced Endoscopic Procedures Abstract: Traditional medical robots are mainly based on the idea of...
VISE Fall Seminar – Elisa Konofagou, PhD
Oct. 27, 2020— VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Elisa Konofagou, PhD, Robert and Margaret Hariri Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, Columbia University Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Time: 12:15 p.m. Room Admittance, 12:25 p.m. start Zoom: Details will be sent morning of… Title: Ultrasound-based Brain Therapeutics and Cancer Elasticity Imaging Abstract: Therapeutic ultrasound is older than ultrasound...
AI-based Tech to Improve Stroke Outcomes
Oct. 22, 2020—New assistive technologies allowing high-risk neurovascular procedures to be done more widely and easily are being developed by an interdisciplinary team of surgeons and engineers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
VISE affiliate Will Grissom awarded $1.4 million NIH grant to develop smaller, quieter MRI system
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.
VISE Fall Seminar August 27 – Christos Constantinidis, PhD
Aug. 21, 2020—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Christos Constantinidis, PhD Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Wake Forest School of Medicine Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Time: 12:15 pm, Room admittance, 12:25 p.m. start (Zoom details will go out the morning of the 27th) Title: “Uncovering the Neural Circuit Basis of Cognitive Maturation in Adolescence”...
Vanderbilt researchers receive $1.4 million grant to improve outcomes after macular hole repair
Aug. 5, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a $1.4 million grant from the National Eye Institute at the National Institute of Health to identify surgical techniques that improve vision after macular hole repair. Yuankai Kenny Tao, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is the principal investigator and leads a team of engineers...
Vanderbilt Researchers Receive $3.1M Grant for Customizable Cochlear Implant Programming
Jun. 30, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has received a $3.1 million NIH grant to develop advanced patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models for customized implant programming, according to an article published on the Vanderbilt School of Engineering website.
VISE researchers receive $3.1M grant for customizable cochlear implant programming
Jun. 24, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has received a $3.1 million NIH grant to develop advanced patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models for customized implant programming. Traditional cochlear implant programming is done by expert audiologists using a guess-and-check approach based on subjective patient feedback regarding sound quality as well as changes...
VISE Summer Instructional Seminar 6.18.20
Jun. 11, 2020—VISE Research In Progress (RiP) Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020 Time: Noon – room admittance, 12:05pm remarks, 12:10pm start Speaker #1: Eric Tang, PhD Candidate, Department of Biomedical Engineering RiP #1: Title: Handheld Spectrally Encoded Coherence Tomography and Reflectometry (SECTR) for Point-of-Care Ophthalmic Imaging RIP #1 Description: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the gold standard...
Collaborative project from VISE and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers
May. 13, 2020—As hospital and health care staff across the country continue learning more about the transmission and spread of COVID-19, caregivers for coronavirus patients continue adapting to the changing needs and best practices for personal protective equipment (PPE). Now, a new collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery...