Benoit Dawant

  • Vanderbilt University

    New NIH grant funds novel brain network approach to improve epilepsy surgery

    A multidisciplinary group of investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Pennsylvania received a $3.2 million grant to develop novel brain network-based measures to guide surgical decisions and improve outcomes in the field of epilepsy surgery. This diagram relates to research, “The Interictal Suppression Hypothesis… Read More

    Jan. 18, 2024

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    VISE expands programming for summer research fellows

    VISE 2023 Summer Fellows, left to right, Cheng Qiu, Leo Zhang, Rohan Rashingkar, Nathan Zhang, Xander Stabile, Rebecca Pan, Yilan Xu, Seth Hemingway, Nick Cui, Hieu Vu, Kate Wang, Kelly Xu, and Zhanqi Zhu. This past summer, 13 Vanderbilt undergraduates were selected to work on projects focused on epilepsy, miniature soft… Read More

    Nov. 1, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Student-developed machine-learning techniques make surgeries safer, easier to review

    Warning: This video has graphic images of surgical procedures. An interdisciplinary fellowship with the Data Science Institute has resulted in a promising machine-learning technology that can effectively track complex surgical activity, thus having the potential to improve patient outcomes, safety and documentation. TingYan Deng TingYan “Nicholas” Deng,… Read More

    Apr. 12, 2021

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    Roth, Dawant honored at 2019 Spring Faculty Assembly

    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching recipient Gerald Roth and Faculty Senate chair Vicki Greene (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) Two engineering professors received prestigious university awards at the 2019 Spring Faculty Assembly. The awards recognize teaching, research and service to students and the university. Chancellor… Read More

    Apr. 5, 2019

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    Skin diseases study uses crowdsourcing to gather data

    For any number of diseases involving the skin, research into causes and cures requires isolating and quantifying in a reliable way the proportion of affected skin, one research subject after another, the more the better. This is achieved with medical photography, computer monitors, and mouse-dragging by a research dermatologist to… Read More

    Mar. 1, 2019

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    Researchers collaborate on $3.9 million NIH study of child-specific cochlear implant programming

    Dr. Rene Gifford works with patient Davy Hillis to program his cochlear implant at VUMC. (John Russell/Vanderbilt University) Researchers from the School of Engineering and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are working to improve outcomes for children with significant hearing loss by providing individualized, prescription-like programming for their cochlear implants. The… Read More

    Feb. 27, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    VISE celebrates new home and showcases tech to improve patient care

    (L to R) Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, VISE Director and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering Benoit Dawant, doctoral student Ahmet Cakir and Assistant Professor of Computer Science Ipek Oguz at the VISE open house (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt University) The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering celebrated its opening of dedicated space… Read More

    Dec. 14, 2018

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    VISE hosts annual symposium Dec. 12 as new space opens for collaboration

    The new VISE space at Medical Center North features a mock OR and a large area for collaboration. The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering hosts it 7th Annual Symposium Dec. 12 with invited speakers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Johns Hopkins University and the Chinese… Read More

    Dec. 4, 2018

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    Tech transfer course gives grad students real-world journey

    Expert panelists asking if a viable market exists for your product or whether your advancement is, in fact, novel enough to win patent protection makes the road to commercialization real. Fast. At the halfway point of a lauded entrepreneurship program, that’s the point. The class, which teams engineering PhD… Read More

    Dec. 9, 2017

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    Surgery and engineering initiative becomes institute

      (Vanderbilt University) VISE is keeping its acronym but changing its name. The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering will become the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering. The promotion from a three-year trial program to an established institute is the consequence of a Vanderbilt… Read More

    Sep. 10, 2015