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Professor Cao Named Chair in Medical Robots
Associate Professor Caroline Cao has been named the Regional Chair for Foreign Researchers from the Region Pays de la Loire, France for research on medical robotics for interventional radiology. Professor Cao is collaborating with colleagues Cedric Dumas, professor at Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Isabelle Milleville professor at the Institut de Recherche en Communications et en Cybernetique de Nantes, and Benoit Dupas from Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes.

In October of 2009, Mi Zhou was awarded the Health Care Technical Group Best Student Paper Prize at the 53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX. The title of the paper is Vibrotactile feedback improves laparoscopic palpation skills. See our publication page.

In 2009, the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Tufts University awarded Mi Zhou the Outstanding Graduate Researcher.

In April of 2009, Audrey Bell won the Best Poster Award at the meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons in Phoenix, AZ. The title of the poster is Using vibration to provide force information during surgery.

In June of 2008, Robb Gavalis won the Biomedical Devices Division Best Poster Award at the meeting of American Society of Mechanical Engineers in Irvine, CA. The title of the poster is Design of a navigational aid for colonoscopy.

In April of 2007, Audrey Bell & Jacqueline Johanas won the Poster with Distinction Award at the meeting of Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons in Las Vegas, NV. The title of the poster is Dynamite skill assessment system: initial evaluation.

In October of 2006, Ryan Schoonmaker was awarded the Health Care Technical Group Best Student Paper Prize at the 50th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA. The title of the paper is Vibrotactile feedback enhances force perception in minimally invasive surgery. See our publication page.

In 2006, Ashling O'Connor was awarded the Third Place Best Paper Prize at the meeting of the Surgical Resident Research Day at Tufts New England Medical Centre. The title of the paper is Knowledge of results in surgical skills training. See our publication page.

In April of 2006, Tuan Nguyen won the Poster with Distinction Award at the meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons in Dallas, TX. The title of the poster is Effect of friction and vision on simulated laparoscopic surgery performance.

In November of 2005, Ryan Shimotsu & Ryan Schoonmaker both won the Best Presentation Award at the meeting of the New England Chapter of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society at Tufts University. Their presentation titles are Improving depth perception in laparoscopic surgery through the use of color-contrasting shadows and Vibrotactile force information in minimally invasive surgery.

In 2005, the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Tufts University honored Sara Waxverg the Best Teaching Assistant Award.

In January of 2003, Tufts University awarded Jessica Webster & Jesse Perreault the Graduate Research Fellowship.

In 2002, the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Tufts University honoured Jessica Webster the Best Research Assistant Award.

 
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