Two faculty among Graham Seed Fund recipients

Monday, January 23, 2023

This fall, the University of Waterloo’s Health Initiatives team launched the Graham Seed Fund (GSF) and invited researchers to submit their proposals for innovative health-care solutions. The GSF strengthens the University’s health system partnerships by providing resources for collaborating directly with a full range of health providers and clinicians.

“Waterloo researchers are transforming health care, particularly in health technology. Collaborating with industry partners enables our researchers to innovate with purpose and bring solutions to the market for real-world impact,” says Dr. Catherine Burns, associate vice-president of Health Initiatives.

Two of the ten selected research proposals are from Systems Design Engineering (SYDE) faculty: 

  • AI for identifying and addressing inequities in the health systems to improve patient outcomes
    • Alexander Wong, Faulty of Engineering (Researcher)
    • Grand River Hospital (Partner)
  • Microrobotic chemolytic kidney stone removal
    • Veronika Magdanz, Faculty of Engineering (Researcher)
    • University Hospital Barcelona, University of Balearic Islands, Devicare (Partners) 

See Waterloo News for the full list of recipients, which span five Waterloo faculties and include partnerships ranging from local hospitals and provincial health care providers to industry partners and international universities and organizations.

The GSF is made possible by the J.W. Graham Trust Endowment Fund. Visit the Transformative Health Technologies website to learn more about the fund.

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