On this episode of the Podcast we talk to Leanne West who is the Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technologies at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Also known as Georgia Tech) and President of the International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN).
Leanne is also the Pediatric Innovation Catalyst at the Global Center for Medical Innovation where she leads innovation in pediatric medical devices.
In her 25+ years working at Georgia Tech, she has led multimillion dollar programs and teams of researchers to develop products for government and industry partners.
Leanne serves as the technical liaison between Georgia Tech and pediatric hospitals around the world, with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Shriners Hospitals being the main partners. She works closely with clinicians to understand and identify problems that need a solution to allow them to take better care of their patients.
Regular listeners to the Not Mini Adults Podcast will know that we are passionate about the empowerment of children and their families when it comes to new technologies and solutions to care for sick children and young people. And at iCAN this is enabled through the fostering of greater global understanding about the importance of the pediatric patient and caregiver’s voice in healthcare, clinical trials, and research.
Leanne is without peer when it comes to making sure that the patient voice is listened to and understood and is also a role model for women and young girls looking to make their way in STEM.
This is once again a wonderful conversation with one of our great friends in the paediatric field and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
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Theme Music - ‘Mountain’
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Written & performed by Lisa Fitzgibbon,
Violin Jane Griffiths
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