Simaan honored as IEEE Fellow for robotics advancements

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.

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen elected National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

Applications Open for LaunchTN Mentor Networks: Student Edition

The LaunchTN Mentor Networks: Student Edition is an eight-month mentoring program for early-stage Tennessee student-founded companies. STEM-focused startups will connect with a network of valuable guidance and resources while the founders continue to pursue their degrees. 

Seven Vanderbilt Technologies Earn Patent Protection in October

There have been 20 U.S. Patents issued in FY20. Here are the U.S. Patents issued in October:

Project seeks new way to assess immunotherapy effectiveness

GE Healthcare has awarded researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) $2.5 million in funding to develop a positron emission tomography (PET) tracer that will determine the effectiveness of immunotherapy in patients early in their treatment course.

Endotoxin shock protector

Using a novel cell-penetrating peptide they designed and tested in mice that selectively suppresses nuclear transport through importin alpha 5, Jacek Hawiger, MD, PhD, Jozef Zienkiewicz, PhD, Yan Liu, MD, and colleagues showed that endotoxin shock is mediated by proinflammatory SRTFs rather than lipid-regulating SREBPs.