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2021 Medtech Actuator Menzies Scholars

The Foundation is delighted to announce the following ten high-potential health, medical and biotechnology researchers have been selected to each receive a 2021 MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarship – supporting them to develop a career that fuses science, research, and entrepreneurship.

  • Dr Sohyb Basir: A digital waiting-room for emergency departments to capture real-time data from patients through their own mobile devices.
  • Ritesh Warty: Developing a pessary with embedded technologies to rehabilitate the pelvic floor.
  • Dr Chia-Chi Chien: Conducting controlled experiments using an innovative 3D microtissue-on-a-chip approach for precision medicine applications.
  • Julie Dao: Australian first repository platform which enables clinicians to make more efficient and effective decisions whilst simultaneously accelerating the translation of research into better patient outcomes
  • Ethan Grooby: Mobile based audio-visual system for accessible newborn monitoring.
  • Alinta Furnell: Simple and discreet way to test for sexually transmitted infections.
  • Debolina Majumdar: To develop an AI based cough sound monitoring for early diagnosis and monitoring of various respiratory infections.
  • Dr Luke Visscher: A clinical applicable software pipeline for automated fracture CT segmentation and virtual reduction for computer-aided orthopedic surgery.
  • Dr Martina Barzan: Through the development of patient digital twins and 3D printed surgical guides, this project aims to optimize patient outcomes and improve the technical performance during complex pediatric orthopedic surgeries
  • Hope Newman: Investigating potential biomarkers of egg quality in assisted reproductive technology.