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Breanne Everett (Loran Scholar ’02) has been named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine. Congrats, Breanne! From the profile:

Nor is Everett’s career trajectory a set procedure. For her program’s research component, she envisioned a sensor-based shoe insole to act as a self-monitoring device for sufferers of peripheral neuropathy (PN), a loss of sensation that affects up to 60 per cent of diabetics. Left unmonitored, PN can lead to foot ulcers, infection and even amputation.

Encouraged to bring the idea to life, Everett requested a leave from her residency and co-founded Orpyx Medical Technologies.

“It’s hard to have that vision and expect somebody else will carry it through,” she says. “You have to take the wheel yourself.”