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VISE affiliates design robot prototype for microsurgery on eyes and aneurysms

Nov. 18, 2019—A new continuum robot designed by Vanderbilt engineers achieves multi-scale motion and may open up a huge world of previously impossible complex microsurgeries.

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VISE Fall Seminar – Raj Shekhar, PhD

Nov. 1, 2019—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Raj Shekhar, PhD, Principal Investigator, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National Health System             Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Time: 12:15 p.m. lunch, 12:25 p.m. start Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Title:  Improved Visualization and Navigation for Image-Guided Interventions Abstract:  Although image-guided interventions are...

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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 Fall Seminar – Zion Tse, PhD

Sep. 27, 2019—Fall Seminar to be led by Zion Tse, PhD Associate Professor School of Engineering and Computer Science University of Georgia               Date: Thursday, October 10 Time: 12:15 p.m. lunch, 12:25 p.m. start Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Abstract:  Image-guided therapy is a clinical procedure under 2-D or 3-D image guidance...

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VISE Fall Seminar – Dan Brown, MD and Brett Byram, PhD

Sep. 6, 2019—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Daniel B. Brown, MD Director of Interventional Oncology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Brett Byram, PhD Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, September 26 Time: 12:15 p.m. lunch, 12:25 p.m. start Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Personalizing Interventional Oncology Options for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Abstract: Responses...

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VISE Fall Seminar – Walter Jermakowicz, MD, PhD

Aug. 29, 2019—VISE Fall seminar to be led by Walter Jermakowicz, MD, PhD Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center                   Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019 Time: 12:25pm start, 12:15pm Lunch Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Predictive Modeling of Brain Tumor Laser Thermal Ablations Abstract: Laser interstitial thermal...

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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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A Concentric Tube Robot System for Rigid Bronchoscopy

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

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Ipek Oguz selected as one of the 2019-2020 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

Jul. 16, 2019—Three engineering faculty have been named to the Center for Teaching’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. Audrey Bowden Audrey Bowden, associate professor of biomedical engineering and associate professor of electrical engineering; Justus Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science; and Ipek Oguz, assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering; will receive $2,000...

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VISE affiliate takes part in Capitol Visit Day with the OSA Foundation

Apr. 5, 2019—An assistant professor of biomedical engineering was part of the National Photonics Initiative delegation for Capitol Visit Day. Yuankai Kenny Tao, a VISE affiliate and director of the DIIGI Lab, was invited by the Optical Society of America Foundation (OSAF). “It was a really unique opportunity to understand the research and development funding priorities, not...

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Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, Nashville, Tenn

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.

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Engineering and surgical collaborators celebrate new ‘home’

Dec. 18, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering celebrated its opening of dedicated space in Medical Center North Dec. 12 with a technology showcase of more than two dozen cross-disciplinary collaborations advancing healthcare techniques from the lab to patient.

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VISE celebration includes technology ‘show and tell’ and symposium

Dec. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering—dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaborations that advance discoveries from the laboratory to the patient—will celebrate its new physical space at 2323 Medical Center North with an open house and symposium Dec. 12.

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Benoit Dawant awarded Vanderbilt University Discovery Grant

Jun. 14, 2018—Congratulations to Benoit Dawant, director of VISE and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Engineering, recently awarded a Discovery Grant for his project, “Automated Analysis of Skin Images”. The grant supports new ideas, cutting-edge research, & serves as a catalyst for significant external funding sources.

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VISE and Siemen’s researchers develop AI system that automatically examines abdominal ultrasounds

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...

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VISE affiliate wins Best Student Paper Award at ISMR2018

Mar. 16, 2018—Two graduate student affiliates of the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering were recognized for their innovative work at the inaugural IEEE International Symposium in Medical Robotics. Nicolo Garbin, a graduate student in mechanical engineering and member of the STORM Lab, won the Best Student Paper Award as lead author for the paper, “A Disposable...

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ARMA lab members among the exhibitors who helped make the Maker Faire a success

Oct. 11, 2017—The Nashville Mini Maker Faire, held for the first time at The Wond’ry, attracted more than 4,000 visitors and 93 exhibitors – a jump in attendance of more than 50 percent and double the maker participation over 2016. At least 25 percent of the exhibits had Vanderbilt ties and many of them involved students, organizations...

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Vanderbilt engineers use coffee grounds to develop novel surgical tool

Jun. 21, 2017—Imagine plopping six cups of coffee grounds on the heads of patients just before they are wheeled into the operating room to have nose or throat surgery? In essence, that is what a team of Vanderbilt University engineers are proposing in an effort to improve the reliability of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use...

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Kudos: Read about graduating VISE affiliates

May. 10, 2017—Neal Dillon, doctorate in mechanical engineering Hunter Gilbert, doctorate in mechanical engineering Gilbert’s thesis project was about the modeling and design of concentric tube robots, which are needle-sized robots that can perform minimally invasive surgeries in places too difficult to reach with larger robots. The title of his thesis is “Concentric Tube Robots: Design, Deployment,...

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Alphabet’s new plan to track 10,000 people could take wearables to the next level

May. 3, 2017—Verily – the life sciences research arm of Google parent company Alphabet –announced April 19 that it was starting to recruit for Project Baseline, its initiative to track the health of 10,000 people. Over the course of four years, Project Baseline will sequence participants’ genomes, test their blood, survey them and track biometric data such...

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Spring Seminar: Smita De, MD/PhD and Ryan Hsi, MD

Apr. 10, 2017—Speakers: Smita De, MD/PhD VISE Fellow, Instructor of Urologic Surgery and Ryan S. Hsi, MD Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 Time: 12:15pm lunch, 12:20pm start Place:  Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Needs and Progress in Urologic Surgery Speaker Bios: Dr. Smita De is currently the VISE fellow...

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Cochlear implant team shares insights in Ireland

Aug. 26, 2016—An interdisciplinary team at Vanderbilt that developed an innovative method of programming cochlear implants to help people hear better recently presented at Deerfield Residence, the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland’s official residence in Dublin. The presentation was part of Creative Minds, a series of discussions started by Ambassador Kevin O’Malley to promote cultural and scientific exchange...

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