CMA’s Joule announces 2018 recipients of Innovation grant program

Joule, the Canadian Medical Association’s subsidiary dedicated to encouraging physicians to adopt innovative technologies, has announced the recipients of its 2018 Innovation grant program.

The program provides flexible funding to CMA members who are making a difference in health care using technology. “Our goal is to make it easier for physicians to expand their roles to include ‘innovator’ and ‘entrepreneur’,” states the website. “Our annual grant program drives physician-led innovation by providing flexible funding to CMA members who are making a difference in health care.”

This year, nine recipients were awarded with funding totaling $200,000. These recipients include:

  • Dr. Brian Courtney of Conavi Medical
  • Dr. Alexandra T. Greenhill of Careteam Technologies
  • Dr. Donald Burke of Critical Outreach & Diagnostic Intervention (CODI)
  • Dr. David Benrimoh of Aifred Health
  • Dr. Nada Gawad of My On Call (MOC) Pager App
  • Dr. Alex Bilbily of 16 Bit
  • Dr. Latif Murji of Stand Up for Health! (SU4H)
  • Jiahua Eric Zhao of Lumina
  • Charles Choi of VitalEyes
  • Joule launched their inaugural Innovation grant program in 2016, and since then, 10 physician innovators have been awarded $300,000 in flexible grant funding for their ventures in health care across Canada and globally.