We are pleased to announce that Dr Jay Engel, Dr Sunil Patel, and Dr Boris Zevin are winners of the 2017-2018 Innovation Fund. The reviewers received 37 novel and wide-ranging proposals, which is twice the number received in any previous year. With a $650K budget, the Innovation Fund Review Committee had a challenging job selecting the projects. Eight projects were selected for funding with three of them being from our Department of Surgery. Congratulations!
C. Jay Engel: "Navigated iKnife: lumpectomy navigation with mass spectrometry tissue analysis."
Sunil Patel: "The use of a novel smartphone application and the quality of bowel preparation for colonoscopy, a randomized controlled trial."
Boris Zevin: "Holographically augmented tutor for assessment and training in open surgery."