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,...
MASI Lab in the news! Q&A with Leon Y. Cai, Kurt G. Schilling, and Bennett A. Landman
Aug. 5, 2021—This MRM Highlights Pick interview is with Leon Y. Cai, Kurt G. Schilling, and Bennett A. Landman, researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Their paper is entitled “PreQual: An automated pipeline for integrated preprocessing and quality assurance of diffusion weighted MRI images”. It was chosen not only because the authors share their pipeline code with their paper,...
VISE affiliates receive $1.2 million NIH grant to develop safer colonoscopy for IBD patients
Apr. 13, 2021—A Vanderbilt research team has received a $1.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to continue developing a magnetic flexible endoscope for colonoscopies. The robotic platform has the has the potential to provide a safer, more accessible, and potentially painless alternative to standard colonoscopy for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Inflammatory bowel disease impacts...
AI-based Tech to Improve Stroke Outcomes
Oct. 22, 2020—New assistive technologies allowing high-risk neurovascular procedures to be done more widely and easily are being developed by an interdisciplinary team of surgeons and engineers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Vanderbilt researchers receive $1.4 million grant to improve outcomes after macular hole repair
Aug. 5, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a $1.4 million grant from the National Eye Institute at the National Institute of Health to identify surgical techniques that improve vision after macular hole repair. Yuankai Kenny Tao, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is the principal investigator and leads a team of engineers...
VISE Summer Instructional Seminar 7.2.20
Jun. 26, 2020—VISE Research In Progress (RiP) Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020 Time: Noon – room admittance, 12:05pm remarks, 12:10pm start Speaker #1: Ziteng Liu, PhD Candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science RiP #1 Title: Patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models RIP #1 Description: Cochlear implants (CIs) are considered the standard-of-care treatment for profound sensory-based hearing loss. Our...
VISE researchers receive $3.1M grant for customizable cochlear implant programming
Jun. 24, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has received a $3.1 million NIH grant to develop advanced patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models for customized implant programming. Traditional cochlear implant programming is done by expert audiologists using a guess-and-check approach based on subjective patient feedback regarding sound quality as well as changes...
Morgan, Peterson Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows
Apr. 27, 2020—Victoria Morgan, PhD, and Todd Peterson, PhD, Department of Radiology faculty in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
New imaging approach could clarify scope of network perturbations
Apr. 16, 2020—Dario Englot, M.D., surgical director of epilepsy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Catie Chang, Ph.D., assistant professor at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering are embarking on a novel imaging study to characterize seizure-induced differences in functional brain connectivity of patients with epilepsy, with special attention on mTLE.
Tennessee companies pivot, innovate in the warlike effort to defeat coronavirus
Apr. 9, 2020—Life-saving ventilators have proved to be more complicated to mass produce in time for a COVID-19 surge that could overwhelm the health care industry. Many are feverishly working to find ways, including Vanderbilt University engineers and doctors, to develop a low-cost do-it-yourself ventilator out of common household materials.
Physicians, engineering students, families and friends construct DIY face shields
Apr. 7, 2020—As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to grow, Nashville resident Kobie Pretorius was searching for some way to provide meaningful help to others. And she realized her apprehension was spiking each morning as her husband went out the door for work.
COVID-19 Collaboration: Among shortage, Vandy engineers and VUMC doctors build ventilators of their own
Mar. 30, 2020—From WKRN: NASHVILLE, Tenn.(WKRN) – It’s a COVID-19 collaboration. Vanderbilt University engineers and Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors have teamed up to tackle the looming ventilator shortage by way of an open-source ventilator design of their own.
Vanderbilt doctors, engineers team up to make homemade ventilators in case of shortage
Mar. 30, 2020—From Fox 17: NASHVILLE, Tenn.–A team at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have taken on the challenge of a potential ventilator shortage by building one out of materials easily sourced.
VU engineers and VUMC doctors team up for open-source ventilator design
Mar. 27, 2020—As COVID-19 continues to push unprecedented challenges on medical communities, one of the most pressing threats for hospital staff across the country is a dwindling supply of ventilators. Now, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty is taking on the challenge by way of a fabricated, open-source ventilator design.
Vanderbilt engineering students make face shields to help protect hospital workers
Mar. 25, 2020—All it took was an email from a VUMC resident asking how to get the Vanderbilt School of Engineering involved in the coronavirus crisis for the wheels to start turning for Katy Riojas and her peers. “Vanderbilt is very unique in that engineering and clinicians or surgery is very intertwined and there’s a lot of...
Vanderbilt University and Hillsboro High School Researchers Debut Augmented Reality Exhibit at Nashville Science Center
Jan. 7, 2020—A partnership between Dr. Bennett Landman’s MASI lab and the Interdisciplinary Science and Research Program at Hillsboro High School results in an augmented reality exhibit (think magic mirror) at the Nashville Science Center.
A team of Vanderbilt University researchers fight against Crohn’s disease gets a boost from $3M grant to create a ‘gut cell atlas”
Jan. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been awarded a three-year, $3 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to map — in unprecedented detail — the biology of Crohn’s disease.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A Concentric Tube Robot System for Rigid Bronchoscopy
Aug. 14, 2019—A Feasibility Study on Central Airway Obstruction Removal
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.