Our Graduate Canan Dağdeviren was named top medical innovator of the world

Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program 2009 alumnus Canan Dağdeviren added a new achievement to her long line of success. Canan was chosen 1st in the world in Medical Innovation by JCI - Junior Chamber International, one of the largest global nongovernmental organization for the youth, for her invention of the wearable cardiac pacemaker. Canan Dağdeviren received her prize at an award ceremony in Canada on November 2.

Canan continues to be the pride of our country with one award after another.

The results of the 2015 edition of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World" competition held by JCI (Junior Chamber International), the third largest global nongovernmental organization for the youth and an organization supported by the United Nations, since 1981. Representing Turkey in the competition, our graduate Canan Dağdeviren and Mehmet Z. Baykara came first in the world.

Having invented the wearable cardiac pacemaker at the age of 28, our graduate Dr. Canan Dağdeviren is now after cancer. Dağdeviren says, “I will develop a device for the treatment of breast cancer, and an apparatus for use in colonoscopies. My work is underway."

Dr. Canan Dağdeviren, the first Turkish scientist to be elected to Harvard University Junior Fellowship, said that she was deeply affected by the death of her grandfather at the age of 28 due to cardiac failure, and had resolved to do something for cardiac patients until she was at the age when her grandfather passed away. Dağdeviren is also included in the "35 Innovators under 35" list compiled by MIT Technology Review last year, and the "30 Scientists under 30" list by the Forbes magazine, and she has made history with her invention of the wearable cardiac pacemaker.

Source: DSN News Agency