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11-29-2017  - Photos of world-famous opera singer, Renee Fleming, speaking with Dr Reyna Gordon and researchers about Music & the Mind in the Wyatt Rotunda on Peabody College campus. (Vanderbilt University / Steve Green)

Fine Tuning the Mind

Written by Delphanie Wu, First-Year Doctor of Audiology student The mind in music has always fascinated me. My earliest musical memory dates back to my first day of Kindermusik. I recall walking in circles as I hit blocks with sticks and shook mini tambourines with the rest of the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed little ones in…

Posted by on February 15, 2018 in News, TIPs 2015


High-choice, high-status school districts

Written by Kristin Baese, EdD (Peabody College, 2017) and Eve Rifkin, EdD (Peabody College, 2017) One of the major approaches to school reform being promoted across the nation is school choice. This approach states that parents should be able to choose the school that represents the best fit for their child, and that an increase…

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in News, TIPs 2015


Human Milk as a Source of Narrow Spectrum Antimicrobial Agents

Written by Steven Townsend, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Antimicrobial resistance is among the most complex and alarming public health challenges facing society. Warnings that antibiotics are losing their effectiveness due to misuse and overuse have been largely ignored by clinicians and the public, and the world’s most widespread infectious diseases (HIV, malaria and tuberculosis) are…

Posted by on January 29, 2018 in News, TIPs 2015


A New Surgical Robot for Diagnosing and Treating Lung Cancer

Written by Patrick Anderson, doctoral student, mechanical engineering Is it possible to diagnose and treat lung tumors without making a single incision (using only needles)? This is the question we are attempting to answer in the Medical Engineering and Discovery (MED) Lab. Under the direction of mechanical engineering professor Robert Webster, we work with surgeons…

Posted by on November 8, 2017 in Discovery Grants, News, TIPs 2015


What Does it Mean to Go to School? The Sterling Ranch TIPs Project

Written by Kristin Baese, EdD (Peabody College, 2017) and Eve Rifkin, EdD (Peabody College, 2017) As doctoral students at Peabody College, we were given an opportunity of a lifetime: Imagine and design the school of the future. Eve, a charter school founder from Tucson, has a decade of experience in school innovation and a keen…

Posted by on October 30, 2017 in News, TIPs 2015


Sterling Ranch: Forging Education Partnerships in a Problem-Based Education Ecosystem

Written by Dr. Claire Smrekar (TIPs Co-Principal Investigator) and Stefano Scotti (Vanderbilt, Class of 2019) Sterling Ranch, located 20 miles southwest of Denver, is a 20-year planned residential community development with a focus on energy sustainability and quality of life. Thanks in part to a Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) grant, the School of Engineering, College of…

Posted by on October 25, 2017 in News, TIPs 2015

Members of the MED Lab pose for a photo.

Medical Engineering and Discovery (MED) Laboratory

Written by Robert Webster, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and VISE Steering Committee Member  The Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Medical Engineering and Discovery (MED) Laboratory pursues research at the interface of surgery and engineering. Our mission is to enhance the lives of patients by engineering better devices and tools to assist physicians. Much of our current research involves…

Posted by on October 18, 2017 in News, TIPs 2015


Utilizing the Big Data Infrastructure at Vanderbilt

Written by Josh Arnold, Application Developer at ACCRE The Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education (ACCRE) is in the process of building a production-scale big data computing environment thanks in large part to a 2015 Vanderbilt Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) award, but the past several months have seen Vanderbilt researchers utilize ACCRE’s proof of concept…

Posted by on October 2, 2017 in News, TIPs 2015


Intraopertive Spectrally Encoded Coherence Tomography and Reflectometry (iSECTR) for imaging ophthalmic microstructures

Written by graduate research assistants Mohamed El-Haddad, Joseph Malone and Tom Manuel 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…

Posted by on September 27, 2017 in News, TIPs 2015

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The Private Sector Response to Climate Change

Written by Alexander Maki, Michael Vandenbergh, Jonathan Gilligan & Mark Cohen Policy experts have proposed numerous approaches to mitigating climate change, from federal carbon taxes and power plant regulations to international agreements. Although many experts assume that climate change policy must come from government entities, our interdisciplinary research team has focused on an important development…

Posted by on September 22, 2017 in News, TIPs 2015

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