29 Jun 2018

Grants backs Western medical innovation efforts

Western’s efforts to support a brighter future for medical innovation in Canada got an exciting shot in the arm, thanks to a Burroughs Wellcome Fund grant.

The Medical Innovation Fellowship at Western immerses young scientists, engineers and clinicians in a program that serves as a platform for starting/licencing a commercially viable product or service. The fellowship’s fourth cohort starts its work this month – its numbers doubled to six this year because of the additional funding support.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund focuses on career development of scientists, including on skills not always acquired ‘at the bench.’ Through the organization’s Career Guidance for Trainees program, it supports better approaches to preparing graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for successful careers in academic science and beyond.

This article appeared in Western News.

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