Our residents are emerging health innovators from a variety of disciplines. We support their ideas by educating them about the innovation process, helping them set and achieve milestones, and connecting them to the people and networks needed for success. Learn more about the projects that were selected for the 2020-21 residency, below. Please subscribe to our newsletter to learn about the next call for applications.
How can we reimagine the human-computer interaction to help individuals with reduced motor function?
Team Members: Ahmed Attia, BEng BME candidate; Konrad Grala, BHSc HESE candidate; Justin Rosner, BEng candidate; Amanda Tomkins, BEng BME candidate
Academic Supervisor: Jocelyn Harris, PhD and Bill Wang, MD
How do we improve the quality of life for people living with limited fine motor function?
Team Members: Lianna Genovese, BEng BME candidate
Academic Supervisor: Anna Korol, PhD
How do we guide outpatient heart failure management with an objective, reliable, non-invasive, and remote diagnostic tool?
Team Members: Ankit Garg, MD; Kyle Jackson, MASc candidate (Chemical Engineering); Leela Pilli, MEng
Academic Supervisor: Sanjit Jolly, MD
How can we progress organoid technology by addressing the lack of perfusable blood vessels that support the organoids?
Team Members: Dawn Lin, PhD candidate (Chemical Engineering); Shravanthi Rajasekar, PhD candidate (Chemical Engineering)
Academic Supervisor: Boyang Zhang, PhD
How can we create an accessible, patient-directed tool to help Canadians of all literacy levels understand their medication labels?
Team Members: Joanna Deng, BHSc (Honours) candidate; Lloyd Fan, BHSc (Honours) candidate; Victoria Meng, BHSc (Honours) candidate; Beverly Tran, BHSc (Honours) candidate
How can we treat diseases, like cancer, with localized, manually controlled therapies?
Team Members: Jonathan Dorogin, PhD candidate (Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering); Jonathan Que, BEng candidate (Chemical & Bioengineering); Doren Singh, PhD candidate (Chemical Engineering)
Academic Supervisor: Todd Hoare, PhD
How can patients receive real-time guidance from their physical therapists outside of their appointments?
Team Member: Matthew Rosato, MBA
How can we make conversations about transplants more accessible to people in marginalized communities?
Team Member: Marzan Hamid, BHSc (Honours) candidate
Academic Supervisor: Istvan Mucsi, MD
How can we help children explore the outside world during prolonged, or frequent, hospital stays?
Team Members: Steven Arora, MD; Jacques Carette, PhD; Joyce Obeid, PhD
How can we automatically detect the frequency and intensity of coughs to help monitor the progression of chronic cough?
Team Members: Imran Satia, MD; Paul O'Byrne, MB; Dr. Qiyin Fang, PhD; Mustafaa Wahab, BSc
How can we prevent or slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease?
Team Members: Joan Krepinsky, MD; Jackie Trink, PhD Candidate (Medical Sciences); Anthony Rullo, PhD
How can we use host responses to predict the progression and outcomes of respiratory infections like COVID-19?
Team Members: Jeremy Hirota, PhD; Andrew Doxey, PhD; Milica Vukmirovic, PhD; Shin Wang, MBA Candidate
How can we find new drugs to treat high cholesterol and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?
Team Members: Rick Austin, PhD; Jakob Magolan, PhD; Guillaume Paré, MD; Paul Lebeau, PhD; Jae Hyun Byun, MHSc; Paul Saliba, MSc Candidate (Chemistry); Matthew Squazzin, MSc Candidate (Biochemistry)
Our coaches are industry experts who work one on one with each of our resident teams to ensure that they have the support, knowledge, and connections to move their ideas forward.
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Karen brings a career’s worth of experience in clinical diagnostics, medical device sales, marketing and clinical education. She is skilled at alliance management and has built partnerships between public and private health stakeholders and medical device companies.
Karen held successive roles in leading global in-vitro diagnostic corporations. She recently retired from her role as the global Associate Director of Alliances and Services within Becton Dickinson and Company (BD). In this role, she contributed to the design and development of clinical education and value services.
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Zack is a digital health entrepreneur with experience in health informatics, biomedical and technological implementation solutions at hospital facilities and academic research centers. He has received national media coverage for his impactful work with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada where he created a patient-focused application GO HERE Washroom Finder.
Zack believes in creating value for patients by using tangible solutions, such as human-centered design approaches and artificial intelligence, to provide strategic advice in the healthcare space.
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Milica received a PhD in life sciences from the University of Lausanne. She won the Blavatnik Fellowship for Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences from Yale University. During her tenure at Yale, she supported several successful fundraising opportunities for pilot and development projects.
Currently, Milica is an Innovation and Commercialization Consultant at the St. Joseph’s Research Institute. She works on translational research and early-stage drug and technology commercialization projects surrounding lung diseases.
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Katrina is completing her Masters degree, while exploring full-time roles for September 2021 in the area of market access and product management for medical devices or pharmaceuticals. In April 2020, She completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization at McMaster University and began a Masters of BDC in September 2020. She is passionate about medical research for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and mental illnesses as well as personalized medicine, genetic therapy and vaccine development.
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Shavy earned Doctorate of Medicine from Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMC & H). She was in the top 1% of the students in community medicine and physiology. She took part in internships at DMC & H (India), McMaster's Institute of Urology, and completed post-graduate certificate in clinical research at University of Guelph-Humber. Dr. Nagpal is a Clinic Resident, a Research Coordinator (Uro – Oncology) at St. Joseph’s Research Institute, and primary author for Success with Pediatrics MD. She coordinates 16+ international - multicentre, and investigator-initiated clinical trials, and works on translational research, genetics, and therapeutic oncology.
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Shin joins The Clinic as a co-op student. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the DeGroote School of Business and brings experience as an independent consultant who helps medical device manufacturers register their products. In addition, Shin has a special interest in marketing and utilizes a top-down model to guide Clinic Resident teams in shaping their inventions in the early stages. Prior to embarking on his MBA, Shin worked extensively in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and quality system under Health Canada and FDA regulations. Shin graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in chemical engineering from McMaster University.
Our mentors are experts from academia and industry with vast networks. They help educate our emerging health innovators and provide expertise on specific projects and project milestones. If you would like to join our mentor team, please email email@example.com.
Sarah Abdel-Rahman & Kay Wu
Fatima Ahmad, Arham Arfeen, Josie Carr Haris, Yumna Irfan & Brendan Tao
Emily Panousis, Dru Walji & Chris Zhou