Launched in 2017 to promote clinical innovation Faculty-wide, the McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) was inspired by Dr. Raymond Hakim, who created the Hakim Family Innovation Prize to recognize McGill Faculty members, including learners and graduates, who conceive and develop novel innovations that aim to improve health care and outcomes.
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TAKING ON DEPRESSION USING AI
Founded by McGill students and alumni, Aifred Health straddles the realms of technology and medicine where it is poised to contribute to one of society’s greatest health-care needs. The Aifred team is working on an app that, in its first phase, will help both clinicians and patients track and optimize depression treatment and results. A second phase, with AI personalization, will address which treatment should be used for a given individual patient.
As one of the few student-driven teams, they won second place at the inaugural McGill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) and Hakim Family Prize for Clinical Innovation in Health Care event in May 2018. In addition to a cash prize of $5,000 that helped send Sonia Israel to Boston to represent Aifred at a McGill Demo Day to meet venture capitalists, a $40,000 service package has helped the company’s development. As part of that package, Aifred gained access to the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning at McGill, where they’re planning a trial with doctors under simulated conditions.
Learn more about Aifred Health.