11 Nov 2015

Medical innovation fellowship may be first


Western University has announced a new fellowship — possibly a Canadian first — echoing a key plank of city hall’s new economic plan: medical ­innovation.

Two post-doctoral students from Western’s engineering program and an academic from Ireland are the inaugural fellows of the Western Medical Innovation Fellowship program, which the school says will “immerse highly talented young scientists, engineers and clinicians in a training- and research-heavy ­environment.”

The program’s stated goal — to develop “future leaders and innovators of world-class medical technologies” — reflects one of five local economic priorities recommended in city hall’s new London Community Economic Roadmap.

That document, presented to city council this week, calls for London to create a national centre for medical innovation.

This article appeared in the London Free Press.

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