Is it Time for an Entrepreneurship Vibe Check?

Is it Time for an Entrepreneurship Vibe Check?

Megh Rathod is a PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He’s passionate about advancing medicine and quality of care through device innovation, and is currently working on developing a skin-tone invariant pulse oximeter in the form of a wearable.

Megh wanted to explore career paths and test his perceptions of entrepreneurship, so he applied to ECHO Discovery – a foundational education program that explores ideation, research translation, and entrepreneurship for cardiovascular health. Here’s what Megh had to say about his experience…

TRANSFORM HF Fall Network Event

TRANSFORM HF Fall Network Event

TRANSFORM HF is pleased to be hosting its third annual Fall Network Meeting! You can expect engaging panels and research presentations on health equity and the latest in digital innovation for heart failure care.

MasterClass for Patient Partners Engaging in Cardiovascular Research

MasterClass for Patient Partners Engaging in Cardiovascular Research

TRANSFORM HF is proud to work with the CHF Alliance and HeartLife Foundation to offer a free MasterClass for patient partners on engaging in research.

This MasterClass has been designed to train those with lived experience of cardiovascular conditions to be active members of research teams while building a national community of engaged patient partners.

ECHO Discovery 2023 Pitch Competition & Google Health Fireside Chat

ECHO Discovery 2023 Pitch Competition & Google Health Fireside Chat

Watch four teams from our inaugural 2023 ECHO Discovery cohort pitch their novel innovative cardiovascular health solutions to judges Craig Simmons, Darshan Brahmbhatt, Julie Vizza, and Sumaiyah Rehman for a chance to win $500!

While the judges deliberate, hear from global leader in digital health technology, Jacqueline Shreibati. Dr. Shreibati discusses how she pivoted her trajectory and leveraged her diverse skillset to make real-world impact – inspirational words on the importance of finding your value, being persistent, and navigating rejection!

Drumroll please… Panorama Health (Kathryn Howe, Tenzin Yangzom, Sophie Sigfstead, Ruilin Wu, Nathan Holwell) was awarded $500 for a conversational AI app for smoking cessation! Congrats to Cardio Fi (Anat Usatinsky, Samantha Unger, John Darwin Namata, Vaswani Kumar Lukka, Tina Sokhanvar), Podiascale (Mohammed Rashidul Anwar, Rayhaan Bassawon, Jonathun Wu), and PressurePal (Daniel Davoudpour, Elizabeth Karvasarki, Amanda Mac, Megh Rathod) on their strong pitches as well.

Designing for Equity: New Grant Advances Digital Innovation for Equitable Heart Failure Care

Designing for Equity: New Grant Advances Digital Innovation for Equitable Heart Failure Care

Breaking news: TRANSFORM HF has been awarded a $1.65 million 6-year NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience grant to train the next generation of digital health innovators to design for equity!

Translating Cardiovascular Remote Diagnostic and Monitoring Technologies for Equitable Healthcare, or CaRDM Eq, will be delivered by a multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Azadeh Yadollahi.

Together with this diverse team and 30+ collaborators, we will ensure the next innovations in digital health have equity at their core – from ideation, to design, to implementation.

TRANSFORM HF Spring Network Event

TRANSFORM HF Spring Network Event

Join us for a keynote address from a leader in the field and a TechEquity-themed pitch competition for $10K PLUS network with our community of clinicians, researchers, trainees, people with lived experience, and industry partners.

ECHO Discovery Fireside Chat: Medly Therapeutics

ECHO Discovery Fireside Chat: Medly Therapeutics

In December 2022, Dr. Heather Ross and Dr. Joseph Cafazzo were named University Health Network’s Inventors of the Year in recognition of their development and commercialization of Medly– a remote heart failure care tool powered by software and AI. As part of #ECHODiscovery’s Fireside Chat speaker series, Heather and Joe joined us to talk all things Medly – from what’s required for a successful collaboration to what’s in store for the future of Medly Therapeutics as it spreads, scales, and integrates new features.