Four McGill researchers receive grants awarded to “rising stars in global health” by Grand Challenges Canada
Delivering drugs with a technology used to draw tattoos, fighting child labor to promote health equity and facilitating HIV and tuberculosis (TB) testing. These are the McGill University ideas that received a welcome boost from Grand Challenges Canada (GCC), along with 15 other innovative projects.
The objective of the Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health Awards is to tap into the creativity, knowledge and skills of emerging Canadian innovators to solve some of the most persistent health challenges in the developing world through scientific/technological, business, and social innovation. The winning submissions had to incorporate plans to address barriers to implementation, such as community values and ethics, the health systems required to deliver the discoveries, and cost-effective commercialization of their solutions.
The McGill researchers whose projects were recognized are Dr. Anne Andermann, Department of Family Medicine and St. Mary’s Hospital Center; Dr. Anny Fortin, Department of Biochemistry; Dr. Madhukar Pai, Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC); and Dr. Nitika Pant Pai, Dept. of Medicine and Research Institute of the MUHC.
More information about the projects can be read here.