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Simaan honored as IEEE Fellow for robotics advancements

Dec. 3, 2019—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elevated to IEEE Fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Sandler, Landman Awarded Martineau Innovation Fund Grant

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.”

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VISE Fall Seminar – Kathryn Nightingale

Oct. 11, 2019—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Kathryn R Nightingale Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering Duke University         Date: Thursday, October 31 Time: 12:15 p.m. lunch, 12:25 p.m. start Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Title:  Ultrasonic Elasticity Imaging with Acoustic Radiation Force Abstract:  Elasticity imaging involves introducing a mechanical tissue perturbation, imaging the resulting tissue...

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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 Summer Fellowship provides hands-on lab experience to seven outstanding undergrads

Oct. 2, 2019—Seven talented undergraduates spent 10 weeks over the summer working on research projects in areas that included endoscopic devices for gastroenterology uses, cochlear implant surgery, and brain, ultrasound and retinal imaging. The 2019 Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) Summer Fellowship Program provided students with hands-on experience in laboratory settings, and they worked alongside...

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A Concentric Tube Robot System for Rigid Bronchoscopy

Aug. 14, 2019—A Feasibility Study on Central Airway Obstruction Removal

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VISE affiliate receives Early Career Award

Jul. 25, 2019—Catie Chang, PhD, has received the 2019 Early Career Achievement Award from a society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Chang, an assistant professor of computer science, electrical engineering and computer engineering, was honored this week at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) conference. Specifically, the award cites her “innovative contributions...

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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 Spring Seminar – Catie Chang, PhD

Apr. 1, 2019—VISE Seminar to be led by Catie Chang, PhD Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering Vanderbilt University             Date: April 11, 2019 Location: Stevenson 5326 Time: 12:25 p.m. start, 12:15 p.m. lunch Title: Multimodal imaging of human brain activity Abstract: Functional MRI is a powerful and...

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Endowed chair holder celebration honors eight faculty members

Mar. 1, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s eight newest endowed chair holders were celebrated for their path-breaking scholarship and research by family members, donors, colleagues and friends during a Feb. 25 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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VISE summer fellowship program supports nine outstanding undergraduates in 2018

Oct. 9, 2018—Nine students worked with VISE faculty and graduate students over the summer on research projects that ranged from cochlear implantation and modeling to vessel phantom creation and imaging, ultrasound beamforming and deep whole brain segmentation. They took part in the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering’s 2018 Summer Fellows program, which gives undergraduates hands-on experience...

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VISE Summer Seminar: Kenneth B. Bader, PhD

Jul. 24, 2018—VISE Seminar to be led by Kenneth B. Bader, Ph.D. Department of Radiology and the Committee on Medical Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL                   Date: Thursday, July 31, 2018 Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Time: 12:10 p.m. start, 12:00 p.m. lunch Title: Passive Cavitation Imaging for Monitoring Histotripsy-Enhanced Thrombolysis Abstract:...

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Vanderbilt Engineers Building Robots For Minimally-Invasive Lung Surgery

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.

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New Video: Honoring Immigrant Researchers: Nabil Simaan

Jun. 25, 2018—Nabil Simaan is a professor of mechanical engineering, computer science and otolaryngology and leads the Advanced Robotics and Mechanism Applications lab. His research includes human-robot interaction, robotic systems for surgical assistance, robot-assisted manufacturing, theoretical kinematics of mechanisms, synthesis and optimization of robots and mechanisms, design of flexure mechanisms and flexible robots, parallel robots, actuation redundancy...

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Brett Byram talks to UPI about his new National Science Foundation grant

May. 21, 2018—Ultrasound helmet to help scientists image the brain, tap into neural networks

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Brett Byram leads team to develop ultrasound technology for the brain that could mean real-time images during surgery

May. 8, 2018—Ultrasound technology for the brain could mean real-time images during surgery, a better idea of which areas get stimulated by certain feelings or actions and, ultimately, an effective way for people to control software and robotics by thinking about it.

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VISE takes SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 by storm

Mar. 2, 2018—Research is a huge component of involvement with Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) but affiliation also comes with sharing that research and meeting like-minded scientists to make significant impacts in healthcare. Each year VISE participates in the SPIE Medical Imaging meeting, which is internationally recognized as the premier forum for relating state-of-the-art research...

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Highlighting SPIE 2018 student presentations – Srijata Chakravorti

Mar. 2, 2018—Srijata Chakravorti, a graduate student in the electrical engineering department, believes attending SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 and other professional conferences is a great way to connect with other researchers and learn about work is beyond the “bubbles” of their own labs and institutions. They also indicate where the field of medical imaging and image-guided patient...

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Highlighting SPIE 2018 student presentations – James Ferguson

Mar. 2, 2018—James Ferguson is a mechanical engineering graduate student in the Medical Engineering and Discovery (MED) Lab, said presenting at SPIE Medical Imaging this year was “a fantastic experience for me from a professional development standpoint.” As lead author, Ferguson presented the paper titled, “Toward image-guided partial nephrectomy with the da Vinci robot: exploring intraoperative re-...

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Highlighting SPIE 2018 student presentations – Winona Richey

Mar. 2, 2018—Winona Richey is a first-year biomedical engineering graduate student whose area of research includes image guidance for breast cancer surgery. Richey, who is in the Biomedical Modeling Lab (BML), a Vanderbilt Institute of Surgery and Engineering (VISE) lab, was among the VISE students who presented work at the 2018 SPIE Medical Imaging meeting. As lead...

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Highlighting SPIE 2018 student presentations – Mark George

Mar. 2, 2018—Mark George is an undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and a member of the Biomedical Elasticity and Acoustical Measurement (BEAM) Lab. Under the direction of Brett Byram, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, George participated for the first time at the 2018 SPIE Medical Imaging meeting, an internationally recognized the premier forum...

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VISE is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jack Noble to full-time teaching faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Oct. 11, 2017—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of 11 new members to its full-time teaching faculty.

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Eye surgery: DIIGI lab members, discuss their work to improve imaging for ophthalmic microstructures on VU BreakThru blog

Sep. 27, 2017—The Diagnostic Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions (DIIGI) lab is located in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and is part of the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center (VBC). Led by Dr. Yuankai (Kenny) Tao, our lab focuses on using light to visualize ophthalmic structures for research, diagnostic, and intraoperative...

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