Galway duo honoured for achievements at Junior Chamber Ireland Awards

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Dr. Brian Higgins being presented with his award in the Category: Medical Innovation by Jani Hirvonen, JCI Ireland President at the JCI Ireland National Ten Outstanding Young People Awards Ceremony 2015 in the Meyrick Hotel on Saturday. Two Galway men were among ten honoured from across the country as Ireland’s Outstanding Young People at the weekend. Ian Staunton and Brian Higgins were among those chosen for their achievements in a number of areas including personal achievement, contribution to children, cultural achievement, environmental leadership and medical innovation. The special TOYP (Ten Outstanding Young Person) award ceremony which is hosted annually by JCI (Junior Chamber International) Ireland recognises high achievers who have excelled in their respective field of expertise. The award ceremony was sponsored by BNI Ireland and was held in The Meyrick Hotel in Galway city on Saturday. Ian Staunton received a personal achievement award for his accomplishments in the water for both swimming and kayaking as part of Ireland’s Special Olympic team. And Brian Higgins also received an award for medical innovation for his internationally recognised invention ‘Medical Exam Tutor’, an online training tool for medical students which works like a flight simulator for doctors. Ian and Brian will now go forward for consideration for an international award which will be held in Japan later in November.

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