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.
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...
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,...
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.
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.
Apr. 27, 2020—Victoria Morgan, PhD, and Todd Peterson, PhD, Department of Radiology faculty in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
Apr. 9, 2020—Life-saving ventilators have proved to be more complicated to mass produce in time for a COVID-19 surge that could overwhelm the health care industry. Many are feverishly working to find ways, including Vanderbilt University engineers and doctors, to develop a low-cost do-it-yourself ventilator out of common household materials.
Apr. 7, 2020—As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to grow, Nashville resident Kobie Pretorius was searching for some way to provide meaningful help to others. And she realized her apprehension was spiking each morning as her husband went out the door for work.
COVID-19 Collaboration: Among shortage, Vandy engineers and VUMC doctors build ventilators of their own
Mar. 30, 2020—From WKRN: NASHVILLE, Tenn.(WKRN) – It’s a COVID-19 collaboration. Vanderbilt University engineers and Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors have teamed up to tackle the looming ventilator shortage by way of an open-source ventilator design of their own.
Mar. 30, 2020—From Fox 17: NASHVILLE, Tenn.–A team at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have taken on the challenge of a potential ventilator shortage by building one out of materials easily sourced.
Mar. 25, 2020—All it took was an email from a VUMC resident asking how to get the Vanderbilt School of Engineering involved in the coronavirus crisis for the wheels to start turning for Katy Riojas and her peers. “Vanderbilt is very unique in that engineering and clinicians or surgery is very intertwined and there’s a lot of...
Vanderbilt University and Hillsboro High School Researchers Debut Augmented Reality Exhibit at Nashville Science Center
Jan. 7, 2020—A partnership between Dr. Bennett Landman’s MASI lab and the Interdisciplinary Science and Research Program at Hillsboro High School results in an augmented reality exhibit (think magic mirror) at the Nashville Science Center.
Jan. 6, 2020—Two Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians were recently inducted into Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS), an international otolaryngology society created to facilitate collaboration and the open sharing of discoveries and ideas.
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.
Dec. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Radiology Kim Sandler, MD, and Vanderbilt University Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science Bennett Landman, PhD, were recently awarded the Martineau Innovation Fund Grant by the Vanderbilt Thoracic Working Group for their project, “Utilization of Machine Learning to Predict Incidence Lung Cancer in a Screening Population.”
Mar. 26, 2019—Brain cancer is one of the deadliest cancers. The surgery to remove the tumor is often very invasive. But now engineers at Vanderbilt University have designed a device that can make surgery easier for both doctor and patient, and the same technology also holds promise for lung cancer diagnosis.
Mar. 25, 2019—NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Removing a brain tumor in the center of the head is not an easy task for surgeons. “Basically, you’re having to go through a lot of healthy brain tissue to get to that central part of the head,” said Andria Remirez, a PhD student at Vanderbilt University.
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...
Mar. 20, 2019— Intended to expand collaborations among engineering professors, physicians and students in engineering and medicine, The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (ViSE) Laboratory is a 7,000 sf translational research center and workshop surrounding a transparent mock-operating room, where new medical technologies are studied and developed.
Mar. 19, 2019—Brain cancer is one of the deadliest cancers. The surgery to remove the tumor is often very invasive. But now engineers at Vanderbilt University have designed a device that can make surgery easier for both doctor and patient, and the same technology also holds promise for lung cancer diagnosis.
Mar. 8, 2019—For our first Editor’s Pick for March, we were pleased to talk with Dr Kurt Schilling and Dr Bennett Landman about their new model for high angular resolution functional imaging.
Feb. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently received a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve outcomes for children with significant hearing loss by providing individualized, prescription-like programming for their cochlear implants.
Feb. 20, 2019—Hosted by Network Director, Professor Seb Ourselin, the event will consist of the ECR Workshop which will run in the first half of the day, followed by the main Network+ Meeting which will feature keynote speaker Benoit Dawant (Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering | Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering). In addition, the event will...
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.
Jul. 20, 2018—Bouncing back from surgery is no easy task. But what if a robot could make an incision so small, you’d barely notice it? The next generation of medical robots are being built right here in Nashville.
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.
Jun. 19, 2018—Abdominal ultrasound tests for organ abnormalities haven’t changed much in the past decade, with a doctor moving a wand over the patient’s abdomen to gaze at blurry images. But the process could get accelerated by a thousand times with improved accuracy, based on deep learning work by U.S. researchers.
Jun. 5, 2018—Sixty to seventy million people in the U.S. suffer from gastrointestinal diseases and the best way to clinically diagnose the exact problem is to perform an abdominal ultrasound. However, the process is labor intensive and sometimes inefficient. To help solve the issue, researchers from Siemens and Vanderbilt University developed a deep learning-based system that can automatically interpret...
May. 21, 2018—Ultrasound helmet to help scientists image the brain, tap into neural networks