Mr Philip Edgcumbe, a UBC medical student, has won a Joule Innovation grant in the Emerging Physician Innovator category. The category supports medical learners and residents who are looking to increase or improve access to care or create health care solutions that will provide better outcomes for patients. Mr Edgcumbe invented a miniature projector for surgery, called the Pico Lantern. A $5000 grant will allow him to further develop and test the prototype for his device, which is small enough to be dropped into the abdominal cavity, giving surgeons the ability to peer beneath the surface, better formulate their surgical plans, and minimize surgical complications.
Joule, a subsidiary of the CMA, selected eight recipients for its annual Innovation grants. The recipients come from across Canada and will share $200 000 in flexible funding to develop or expand their projects. For more information on the grant program and this year’s recipients, visit joulecma.ca/grants.
|Dr Christopher Nguan, Mr Philip Edgcumbe, and Dr Robert Rohling (left to right) at the UBC Robotics and Control Lab. Mr Edgcumbe, a UBC medical student, won an Innovation grant to further develop the mini projector for surgery that he invented.|
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