Two-minute videos were part of the current round of applications for grants from Grand Challenges Canada.

Several of these grants are from University Health Network (UHN) researchers. These videos give a brief overview of the big ideas being proposed and outline why it matters on a global scale.

If you like what you see, you can vote for the submission with a 'Like'.

Barry Rosen:
Proposes a "See and LEEP" strategy in rural Kenya to provide a point-of-need service for women with a positive cancer screen. LEEP is highly effective at treating pre-malignant disease, has low morbidity and can be used in a low-resource setting.
http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA6E63EB0DBDBB7E0

Narinder Paul:
Proposes that a modified x-ray could provide accessible and more accurate technology for diagnosing thoracic disease, with much lower costs – potentially replacing the need for the more expensive and less available computed tomography (CT) technology.
http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA1EE3CB5C8AD886C  

Sindhu Johnson:
Aims to develop a quantitative cancer-risk appraisal tool to promote cancer prevention and screening in scleroderma patients and provide a framework for advancing education on these critical issues at all levels of medical training.
http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA6E836B291E0CD88  

Laura Hawryluck:
Most Nepalese doctors have smartphones. RAISE Nepal will create apps of algorithms, in view of infrastructure realities, to recognize early warning signs of critical illness and remotely stabilize patients. This very simple approach will save lives.
http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA6E83BB276026C85

Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar:
Regular interaction with nature, the so called "forest bathing" can be used as an effective and inexpensive health promotion intervention, which may counter the negative effects of air pollution on cardiac health around the world.
http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA6EA39B1BCC4D5D1

Megan Landes:
Ethiopia understands the urgency of training and retaining doctors. TAAAC-EM engages the world's best teachers to inspire a generation of health providers to remain at home to serve their country without sacrificing their careers.
http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA6E936BCD01C0DA1  

Isaac Bogoch:
We have developed an innovative approach to diagnose typhoid and other common infections in settings without electricity, sophisticated equipment or trained laboratory personnel, to enable quality patient care in resource-limited settings.
http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA6ED3BBC5A901A92  

Eldad Zacksenhaus:
We developed a prognostic signature (HTICS) for HER2+:ER?- breast cancer patients, which predicts clinical outcome better than other signatures. We propose to use it worldwide (initially China), to guide therapy of HER2+:ER?- breast cancer.
http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA6EB38B3508D1D42  

Zeev Friedman:
Will use techniques similar to the ones used in the aviation industry to solve this problem. We will test the efficacy of this method using simulation and then apply it to the residency curriculum.
http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA6ED3DB4E8903A9D

Toni Zhong:
Will develop an Actionable Patient Reported Outcome (A-PRO) that will allow patients to be assessed, immediately triaged, and treated by local Community Health Workers (CHWs) using cellular phones in remote and resource poor countries.
http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA6EA3EBDD509D155

Jordan Feld, Peter Rossos and the UHN Telehealth team:
STAR will implement a low-cost telemedicine platform to expand the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC) to deliver high quality medical education through interactive rounds, case conferencing, telementoring and collaborative research.
http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA6E83BB3EA821D2F  

Andrea Boggild:
We have developed a novel non-invasive molecular diagnostic and mobile health communications platform to improve diagnosis of tegumentary leishmaniasis in endemic areas of Peru such that appropriate treatment can be administered locally to patients
http://applications.grandchallenges.ca/en/viewVideo/28735E6AA6EA3DB627AE2A8F

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