Lab News

PI Webster Wins IEEE Career Award

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dr. Webster wins the IEEE RAS Early Career Award for "contributions which have had a major impact on the robotics and/or automation fields". He is the only US recipient this year. See announcement, and IEEE information on award.

Lab lunch at Hattie B's Hot Chicken

Monday, December 15, 2014

The MEDLab goes to Hattie B's Hot Chicken for their weekly lab lunch. Great food!

3rd Annual VISE Symposium

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Several MED Lab members presented posters at the Vanderbilt Initiative for Surgery and Engineering's 3rd Annual Symposium and Poster Session.  The event helps bring together engineers and clinicians from across the university and medical center.

Phil gets married!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Phil marries his bride Lori at Mint Springs Farm near Nashville. She is way out of his league, but Phil already knows that.


Phil presents lung robot at ViSE seminar

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Phil and Dr. Eric Grogan presented at a joint ViSE seminar on challenges in thoracic surgery and a new lung robot aimed at addressing some of these issues.

Fundable Score on Epilepsy Proposal!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

We have received a fundable score on our NIH proposal titled "Curing Epilepsy with a Needle"!

Lab BBQ at Phil's House

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The MEDLab has a BBQ at Phil's house, with Hunter's family bringing a large smoker and pig up from Louisiana. The food was delicious!

Cerebral Hemorrhage Grant Awarded!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The MED Lab has received a $383,248 grant from NIH titled: "Debulking From Within: A Steerable Needle for Intracerebral Hemorrhage Aspiration". 

IROS 2014 Best Application Paper Finalist

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jessica's paper is selected an IROS 2014 Best Application Paper Finalist!  This makes 9 Best Paper/Presentation nominations (5 awards) for the lab in the past 6 years.

New Website

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The MEDLab gets a new website, designed and built by Phil Swaney and Hunter Gilbert.

Jessica gets married!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bob and Phil travel to Hannover, Germany to celebrate Jessica and Lüder's wedding. The ceremony and reception were a blast, and the scenery in Germany wasn't half bad either.

IEEE Senior Member

Saturday, August 9, 2014

PI Webster is elevated to Senior Member standing in the IEEE.

Phil attends SEMDA conference with CTTC

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Phil and three members of the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization (CTTC) attended the Southeastern Medical Device Association conference in Atlanta, GA. The conference was a success and a starting point for discussions with several medical device companies regarding Vanderbilt technologies available for licensing, including two technologies developed in the MEDLab!

NSF Fellowships for MED Lab students

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4 MED Lab students win prestigious NSF Fellowships! The winners this year are Peter York, Dylan Losey, Andria Remirez, and Michael Siebold. This brings the MED Lab's total to 8 NSF Fellowships won in the past 5 years!

ICH project featured by Reuters

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The ICH project has been featured by Reuters on their site! The link is availabe here, and the story has also been picked up by various other news outlets such as MSN, Gizmodo, and Discovery.