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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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Spring Seminar: Jack Noble, PhD

Mar. 24, 2017—Jack Noble,  PhD Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Time: 12:15pm lunch, 12:20pm start Place:  Stevenson Center 5326 Title:  Computer-Assistance Techniques for Cochlear Implant Interventions Abstract:  Cochlear implants (CIs) are neural prosthetics that induce the sensation of hearing by stimulating the auditory nerve using an array of electrodes implanted in the...

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VISE affiliate Bennett Landman, Ph.D., uses big data to solve big medical problems in the MASI lab

Feb. 14, 2017—As an initial member of the Vanderbilt Institute on Surgery and Engineering, the Medical-image Analysis and Statistical Interpretation (MASI) lab seeks to transform medical imaging from pixels to information to improve patient care. We lead Personalized Medicine with Medical Imaging Informatics (PM2I2) efforts in translational research to explore innovative, clinically useful techniques. Our primary technical...

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Nabil Simaan: Giving surgical robots a human touch

Nov. 4, 2016—A critical goal in modern surgery is to make procedures as safe and minimally invasive as possible, which often means using robotic tools. Vanderbilt University bioengineer Nabil Simaansays a negative side effect of doing surgery with tiny entry points into the body is that the surgeon loses his or her sense of touch and pressure...

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