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Here are some highlights from this week’s Health Innovation Roundup:


        • University of Alberta neuroscientists Dr. Trevor Steve and Dr. Sue-Ann Mok have been recognized as future leaders in Canadian Brain ResearchBrain Canada awarded a total of $2 million to 20 Canadian researchers to support their “game-changing ideas and push innovation forward.”
        • U of A health researchers Sandra Davidge and Carla Prado have been named Royal Society of Canada fellows. Davidge is a global leader in improving health for women and children, while Prado’s research is focused on cancer patients.
        • According to a new study, children in Edmonton are less likely to have cavities than children in Calgary. The research compared the dental health of children in Calgary to children in Edmonton, where the municipal water supply is fluoridated.
        • The provincial government has postponed a planned requirement to provide personal health information in order to access a supervised consumption site until Jan. 3, 2022, reported the Edmonton Journal.
        • A mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at the Westview Health Centre in Stony Plain between Sept. 24-Oct. 1. Patients are required to book an appointment.
        • Alberta Innovates is launching a new program on Sept. 14 to support the province’s small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs). The Product ScaleUp Pilot Program will offer a “grant of up to $100,000 for one year for qualified SMEs to hire a product associate with expertise in developing, commercializing, and scaling digital technology using a product management model.”
        • Health Cities has an opening for a stakeholder engagement manager. The deadline to apply is Sept. 10.
        • Edmonton’s Lois Hole Hospital for Women is hosting its annual Harvest Celebration on Sept. 18. The event aims to raise money to help the hospital provide better care for women.


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