VISE Summer Research In Progress (RiP) Series 6.8.23
May. 26, 2023—VISE Summer Research In Progress (RiP) Series VISE Summer Seminar to be led by Piper Cannon, PhD candidate, Mechanical Engineering and Seth Crawford, PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering Talk #1 Title: Toward Improved Surgical Robot Localization Accuracy During Image Guided Surgery via Sensor Fusion Piper Cannon Bio: Piper Cannon received...
Bennett A. Landman appointed as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Imaging
May. 18, 2023—On 1 January 2024, Bennett A. Landman, Vanderbilt University, will become the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Imaging (JMI). Landman, a professor and the department chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Vanderbilt, succeeds the journal’s current Editor-in-Chief, Maryellen Giger, who inaugurated the role in 2014.
VISE affiliate wins $2.7M NIH grant to develop AI-empowered 3D computer vision tool to better diagnose kidney diseases
Apr. 18, 2023—New applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to renal pathology have been driven by the widespread use of digital diagnostic imaging and interdisciplinary collaborations between computer scientists, nephrologists and renal pathologists with potential for major impacts in diagnosis and understanding of kidney diseases.
VISE Spring Seminar with Linwei Wang, PhD
Apr. 1, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Linwei Wang, PhD Professor of Computing and Information Sciences Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: The Risk of One-Size-Fit-All Deep Learning in Personalized Medicine Abstract: Patient-specific predictive models, personalized to observations from individual subjects, hold...
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 Spring Seminar Parvin Mousavi, PhD 3.30.23
Mar. 20, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Parvin Mousavi, PhD Queen’s University, Vector Institute, Canada CIFAR AI Chair Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Next-Generation Computer-Assisted Medical Interventions: Prediction vs. Decision Making Abstract: This talk will cover deployment of new learning models and technical solutions for computer-assisted...
How a graduate school “midlife crisis” inspired a breakthrough surgical device
Mar. 13, 2023—When Robert J. Webster III was working on an engineering project for his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University, he was struck with an unnerving thought: The technology he was helping create seemed interesting, but it wouldn’t reach patients for at least 20 years. “And that’s only if everything went well,” he recalls.
Vanderbilt students win best paper awards at SPIE international medical imaging forum
Mar. 10, 2023—Four Vanderbilt engineering students working in the fields of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and biomedical engineering won best paper awards out of hundreds of papers presented at the 2023 SPIE Medical Imaging conference held Feb. 19-23 in San Diego.
VISE affiliate Robert Webster III featured in IEEE Pulse article: Robots to Improve Surgery for All
Mar. 8, 2023—Smaller tools with better maneuverability and more precise control, new imaging approaches, and advanced software applications will improve patient outcomes
Catie Chang is inaugural Sally and Dave Hopkins Faculty Fellow in the School of Engineering
Feb. 28, 2023—Catie Chang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and biomedical engineering, has been named the inaugural Sally and Dave Hopkins Faculty Fellow in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in recognition of her highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
Brett Byram named inaugural Hoy Family Faculty Fellow in engineering school
Feb. 28, 2023—Brett Byram, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been named the inaugural Hoy Family Faculty Fellow in recognition of his advances in medical ultrasound imaging.
VISE Spring Seminar Alan Kuntz, PhD, 3.23.23
Feb. 22, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Alan Kuntz, PhD Assistant Professor Robotics Center and Kahlert School of Computing University of Utah Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Deformable objects and continuum robots: novel mechanical and algorithmic solutions to leverage robots in surgical and interventional medicine Abstract:...
MED lab’s perennial engineering class for college-bound girls earns praise
Feb. 17, 2023—A hands-on interactive class designed by graduate students in the Medical Engineering and Discovery (MED) Lab for high school students drew enthusiastic reviews from a Nashville college-preparatory school group. Sessions included introduction to engineering and STEM, computer aided design, robotics and coding, bioinspired design, and a civil engineering module on structure design. The three-week class,...
VISE Spring Seminar Ann Majewicz Fey, PhD 3.9.23
Feb. 17, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Ann Majewicz Fey, PhD Associate Professor, Robert and Francis Stark Centennial Fellowship in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title Sensing and Modeling Surgeon Interactions for Enhanced Training...
Team of VISE experts selected to develop low-cost training tools aimed at expanding global access to minimally invasive surgeries
Feb. 7, 2023—A multidisciplinary team from the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering has received a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to develop a low-cost simulation tool to train medical personnel in Kenya to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures.
VISE Spring Seminar Daniel Moyer, PhD 2.16.23
Feb. 6, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Daniel Moyer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Computer Science Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Invariance-based Harmonization and Other Information Theoretic Adventures in dMRI Abstract: The removal of unwanted information is a surprisingly common task. Removing potential biases in prediction...
VISE Spring Seminar – Joshua Gafford, PhD – 2.2.23
Jan. 20, 2023—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Joshua Gafford, Ph.D. Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer EndoTheia Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: EndoTheia: Augmenting the Capabilities of Flexible Endoscopes Abstract: Historically, clinical applications of flexible endoscopes have been primarily diagnostic in nature due to fundamental...
AP News: Vanderbilt professors’ firm develops ‘breakthrough device’
Jan. 17, 2023—NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A company co-founded by Vanderbilt University professors has received a special designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a breakthrough device.
A multidisciplinary team of VISE affiliates has advanced its work to develop new tools for intraoperative imaging during ophthalmic surgery
Jan. 10, 2023—Technology driven by deep-learning model delivers 4D video-rate imaging, improves precision
Company co-founded by VISE affiliate receives distinguished FDA breakthrough device designation for minimally invasive surgical tool
Jan. 10, 2023—A company co-founded by Robert J. Webster III, Richard A. Schroeder Professor of Mechanical Engineering and associate professor of medicine and urology at Vanderbilt University, has received a breakthrough device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that could open the door for new diagnostic and therapeutic applications of flexible endoscopy.
VISE Spring Seminar -Shawniqua Williams Roberson, MEng, MD
Dec. 15, 2022—VISE seminar to be led by Shawniqua Williams Roberson, M.Eng., M.D. Assistant Professor Departments of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering Vanderbilt University Medical Center Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Neural Signal Processing Applications in Disorders of...
VISE hosts notable attendees from AES Annual Meeting
Nov. 22, 2022—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering is taking advantage of a five-day annual meeting in Nashville of the American Epilepsy Society by inviting two notable doctors to the VISE December seminar and symposium series. Dr. Martha Morell will deliver the Dec. 7 keynote address during the VISE 11th Annual Surgery, Intervention, and Engineering Symposium,...
VISE Fall Seminar with Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD 12.1.22
Nov. 16, 2022—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD Loughridge Williams Professor Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC) Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Neurosurgery Yale University School of Medicine Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Stimulation of...
VISE affiliate receives prestigious NIH award for her research on Alzheimer’s Disease
Nov. 4, 2022—Biomedical engineering doctoral student Sarah Goodale has been awarded a National Institute on Aging Transition to Postdoc Fellowship for her proposed work on investigating fatigue and sleep disturbance symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease and their relationship with functional and structural properties of the brain and intellectual decline.
Engineering researcher Catie Chang harnesses the power of computational analysis to gain new insights into how the brain works
Nov. 1, 2022—Advances in neuroimaging over the past 25 years have ushered in nothing short of a revolution in technology for understanding the human brain. These new technologies have opened broad vistas for scientists, from being able to pinpoint regions of the brain responsible for various functions and behaviors to targeting new treatments for illnesses ranging from...
VISE Fall Seminar Jie Ying Wu, PhD 11.3.22
Oct. 28, 2022—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Jie Ying Wu, PhD Assistant Professor, Computer Science Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Building better tools for surgeons through machine learning Abstract: Training for surgeons has long relied on the...
VISE affiliates participate in Vanderbilt Innovation Ambassadors Program
Oct. 17, 2022—The Vanderbilt Innovation Ambassadors Program is an initiative to provide Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers with better peer-delivered access to assistance and information about innovation and entrepreneurship on campus
VISE Fall Seminar with Hrishikesh Deo, PhD
Oct. 3, 2022—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Hrishikesh Deo, PhD Founder and CEO, Ergami Endoscopy Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Flexible endoscope hygiene and infection prevention strategy: Innovations in endoscope design Abstract: Flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes are used for the screening, surveillance and management of various conditions...
A team of VISE affiliates, the NIH, and the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale team up to tackle monkeypox
Sep. 15, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers are developing an artificial intelligence algorithm that can precisely track and count monkeypox lesions. They are also spearheading the effort to develop lesion classification guidelines, which will be used when evaluating the potential use of tecovirimat, an antiviral that is FDA-approved against smallpox, as a therapy for monkeypox.
VISE Fall Seminar Xiaoguang Dong, PhD 9.8.22
Aug. 29, 2022—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Xiaoguang Dong, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022 Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start Location: Stevenson 5326 Title: Wireless Miniature Robots for Minimally Invasive Medical Operations Abstract: Wireless small-scale robots actuated by magnetic fields could revolutionize minimally invasive medical operations by allowing access...