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$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...

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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...

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VISE affiliates secure $3 million NIH grant to study sustained attention in epilepsy patients

Aug. 28, 2019—A team led by a neurosurgeon-scientist and an engineering professor who specializes in techniques for analyzing functional neuroimaging data has received a $3 million basic research grant (R01) from the NIH to study disturbances in brain networks related to attention lapses and cognitive deficits in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Dr. Dario Englot and...

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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.

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VISE affiliates receive R01 grant aimed to predict treatment response in epilepsy patients

Mar. 14, 2019—With the aid of $2.5 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Vanderbilt researchers are on a quest to develop early biomarkers of treatment outcomes for patients with temporal lobe epilepsy based on their individual brain networks.

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Skin diseases study uses crowdsourcing to gather data

Mar. 12, 2019—For any number of diseases involving the skin, research into causes and cures requires isolating and quantifying in a reliable way the proportion of affected skin, one research subject after another, the more the better. This is achieved with medical photography, computer monitors, and mouse-dragging by a research dermatologist to carefully demarcate affected areas. With...

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VISE Spring Seminar – Workshop with three guest speakers

Jan. 7, 2019—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Todd Peterson, PhD, Director of Nuclear Imaging, Associate Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences, VUIIS, and Anna Fisher, CNMT, PET Technologist, VUIIS and Michael I. Miga, PhD, Harvie Branscomb Professor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, VU Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Time: 12:25pm start, 12:15pm lunch Place:  Stevenson Center...

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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...

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Hernán González, VISE trainee, awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31)

Sep. 25, 2018—VISE trainee and biomedical engineering MD-Ph.D. student Hernán González is among those awarded a prestigious fellowship from The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The fellowship González received is given to support the research training of exceptional pre-doctoral students. Award recipients receive up to five years of research training support leading to a PhD...

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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 Fall Seminar – Michael I. Miga, PhD

Sep. 28, 2017—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Michael I. Miga, PhD Harvie Branscomb Professor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University                 Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, Noon COFFEE & COOKIES Abstract: Being able to obtain an independent National Institutes of...

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Spring Seminar: Ming Li, Ph.D.

Mar. 13, 2017—Ming Li, chief of bioengineering Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Program, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health Date: Monday, March 27 Time: 4:10 p.m. Location: Featheringill Hall Room 136 Title: “Medical Robotic Control and System Integration” Abstract The recent technology advancement on medical robotics facilitates minimally invasive surgery and intervention. Since the medical...

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Surgery of the Future

Mar. 13, 2017—Surgery of the Future is an interactive experience that highlights research technologies funded by NIBIB that improve surgical procedures. Move through a virtual operating room to learn about technologies including new imaging tools, robotics, biomaterials, and more. Robert Webster’s research is featured.

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Spring Seminar: Catie Chang, Ph.D.

Mar. 3, 2017—Catie Chang, Research Fellow National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017 Time: 12:15 p.m. lunch, lecture begins at 12:20 p.m. Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Uncovering new dimensions of human brain function from fMRI data Abstract:  Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a powerful technique in human neuroscience. The richness...

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Fall VISE Seminar: Michael I. Miga, PhD

Oct. 19, 2016—Speaker: Michael I. Miga, PhD Harvie Branscomb Professor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 Time: 12:05 start, noon lunch Place: Stevenson Center 5326 Abstract: Being able to obtain an independent National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant award can be daunting even to the most accomplished investigators.  While having great research is...

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