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We are a teaching hospital – Dr Amelia Seifalian receives an Innovate UK Young Innovators Award

Posted: 11 April 2022

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A junior doctor at West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (WHTH) has received a prestigious award celebrating young people’s innovation for a project that could revolutionise women’s health.

Dr Amelia Seifalian received an Innovate UK Young Innovators Award, which celebrates the UK’s young innovators, and aims to find young people with great business ideas who have the potential to become future leaders in innovation.

Amelia, who plans to train in obstetrics and gynaecology, hopes to revolutionise women’s healthcare by creating a safe type of mesh, as well as using stem cell technology, to provide a potential cure for women with pelvic organ prolapse.

Amelia said: “This award has given me confidence in my project as well as validation for me to apply for larger grant funding to support my next steps. I’m really proud to have been honoured with a Innovate UK Young Innovators Award, and I hope I will be able to inspire others at West Herts to pursue their projects.”

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