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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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VISE affiliates developing imaging upgrade for robotic surgery

Oct. 16, 2017—Removing part of a kidney with minimally invasive robotic surgery rather than an entire kidney when operating for smaller tumors is often best for patients from a recovery and health standpoint, but many surgeons hesitate to do so because of the complexity of the robotic partial nephrectomy procedure. Investigators with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery...

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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...

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Spring Seminar: Richard Leahy, Ph.D.

Mar. 17, 2017—Richard M Leahy, PhD Dean’s Professor, Electrical Engineering and Radiology Director, Signal and Image Processing Institute University of Southern California, Los Angeles Title: Analyzing Brain Mapping Data Abstract: Magnetic resonance imaging allows us to safely acquire data from which we can study anatomy, function and connectivity in the living human brain. But how do we convert...

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VISE rocks SPIE Medical Imaging Conference racking up five student awards

Mar. 7, 2017—Twenty-five students from five laboratories affiliated with the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering (VISE) attended the SPIE Medical Imaging 2017 Conference in mid-February. Five Vanderbilt students across Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering were selected for scientific awards out of almost 450 papers presented this year. The week-long conference showcases cutting edge-research, world-class...

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