VISE affiliate Ipek Oguz wins $3M grant to expand toolkit that tracks fetal growth during pregnancy
Mar. 24, 2023—One way to monitor a healthy pregnancy is tracking placental growth because a healthy placenta is crucial for a healthy baby. However, there are no practical tools to monitor placental development—to ensure proper fetal growth—into clinical care. Ipek Oguz Vanderbilt University computer scientist and grant PI Ipek Oguz aims to expand a medical image analysis tool she...
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 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...
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.
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...
A team of Vanderbilt University researchers fight against Crohn’s disease gets a boost from $3M grant to create a ‘gut cell atlas”
Jan. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been awarded a three-year, $3 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to map — in unprecedented detail — the biology of Crohn’s disease.
$2.3 million NIH grant allows collaborators to focus on advancing liver cancer surgical care
Oct. 10, 2019—A multi-year collective effort between engineers, surgeons and scientists has resulted in a $2.3 million, four-year grant awarded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health to improve laparoscopic liver surgery and liver cancer ablation therapy. The grant, “Deformation Corrected Image Guided Laparoscopic Liver Surgery,” supports a next-generation...
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...
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.
VISE affiliates awarded $2.5 million NIH grant for epilepsy project
Nov. 15, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt University engineers and surgeons were recently awarded a five-year, $2.5 million National Institutes of Health R01 grant to continue research into epilepsy-related seizures and brain networks. Victoria Morgan, associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, is the principal investigator. Bennett Landman, associate professor of electrical engineering and Dario Englot, assistant professor...
Brett Byram talks to UPI about his new National Science Foundation grant
May. 21, 2018—Ultrasound helmet to help scientists image the brain, tap into neural networks
VISE collaboration results in NIH grant to develop steerable robotic needle to safely biopsy hard-to-reach lung nodules
Oct. 27, 2017—Collaboration between a mechanical engineer at Vanderbilt University and a pulmonologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has resulted in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant that will be used to develop a steerable robotic needle to safely biopsy hard-to-reach lung nodules.
VISE neurosurgeon awarded NIH R00 grant for epilepsy research
Jul. 28, 2017—Dario Englot, assistant professor of neurological surgery and biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt, was recently awarded an R00 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study brain networks in epilepsy, and how surgery may help improve brain function. This competitive award, an R00 grant, is part of the NIH Pathway to Independence program to help...