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Past Challenge Winner Q&A: Tim Mackey of S-3 Research

By Pierce McManus with Tim K. Mackey · September 08, 2020
winner Q&A header image We catch up with a past winner of NIDA's SUD Startup Challenge to learn more about their motivation to participate in the annual competition, what they learned from the experience and what advice they have for the latest crop of winners.

Federal Crowdsourcing Community Responds to the COVID-19 Emergency

By Pierce McManus · July 22, 2020
Frontline medical workers Federal agencies and citizen-solvers alike have heeded the call to fight the spread of this deadly disease, support healthcare workers on the frontline, and treat those stricken with COVID-19, through a vast number of rapidly scaled open innovation programs.

Tracking a Virus

By Tammy White · June 02, 2020
Concept of computer model on coronavirus impact A prize competition advanced how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecasts the timing, peak and intensity of the influenza virus. Today, those prize winners and others are working with the agency on operations forecasts and projections for COVID-19, the disease at the center of a global pandemic.
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