05 Nov 2015

New fellowship puts innovation at forefront

Ali Tavallaei is making better use of his time these days. As one of three young scholars chosen as part of the recently launched Western Medical Innovation Fellowship program, his focus has been streamlined.

“As a researcher working in the medical device domain, I am at risk of wasting a great deal of time, effort and resources on research ideas and projects that may never translate to the clinic,” Tavallaei said.

“However, with what I have been learning throughout this program, I will become significantly more efficient at identifying true clinical needs and developing solutions based on practical clinical industry requirements. Hopefully, this will ensure my efforts make a true positive impact in the clinic, as well as in the academic community.”

Launched in August, the Western Medical Innovation Fellowship immerses talented young scientists, engineers and clinicians in a training and research environment to drive the development of novel medical technologies.

This article appeared in Western News

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