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Success Stories: Catherine Bass, CDC Healthy Behavior Data Challenge

Success Stories: Catherine Bass, CDC Healthy Behavior Data Challenge PrizeWire blog post image.
MEET: Catherine Bass, Ph.D., director of informatics at Onlife Health in Nashville, Tenn. THE CHALLENGE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is constantly collecting and analyzing data that can be used by health professionals, government leaders and the general population to guide public health policy, programs and action. But collecting this data through traditional telephone and in-person interviews is becoming more chall... Continue reading
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Success Stories: Maggie Weighner, GSA Student Design Competition – New San Francisco Federal Building Plaza

Success Stories: Maggie Weighner, GSA Student Design Competition – New San Francisco Federal Building Plaza PrizeWire blog post image.
MEET:  Maggie Weighner of Grand Rapids, Mich., a landscape architecture student at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. THE CHALLENGE: The General Services Administration (GSA) challenged students to reimagine the outdoor plaza at the new San Francisco Federal Building by proposing new programs and designs. GSA’s Design Excellence Program enlists the nation’s most talented designers and artists to design responsible, reliable and cont... Continue reading
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Success Stories: Loren Hampton, NIH Sickle Cell Disease Undergraduate Challenge

Success Stories: Loren Hampton, NIH Sickle Cell Disease Undergraduate Challenge PrizeWire blog post image.
MEET: Loren Hampton, Graduate Student Instructor/Graduate Student at University of California, Berkeley THE CHALLENGE: A lack of awareness about sickle cell disease (SCD) among the general public and affected communities can contribute to stigma and confusion about how the disease affects people and their families on a daily basis. It can even lead to substandard care for many patients. To address this problem, the National Heart, Lung and Blo... Continue reading
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Success Stories: Jenna Ryan, SBA InnovateHER

Success Stories: Jenna Ryan, SBA InnovateHER PrizeWire blog post image.
MEET: Jenna Ryan, CEO of Uqora, San Diego, California THE CHALLENGE: InnovateHER is an annual cross-cutting prize competition sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to open opportunities for entrepreneurs throughout the United States to showcase products and services that have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families, can be commercialized, and fill a need in the marketplace. THE PRIZE: $40,000 for first place ... Continue reading
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Success Stories: Erin Lavik, NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge

Success Stories: Erin Lavik, NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge PrizeWire blog post image.
MEET: Erin Lavik, professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland THE CHALLENGE: Launched in June 2017 the NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI), sought innovative ideas for a 3-D system that models the cellular organization and function of the human retina. Such artificial retinas could help researchers in their study and understanding ... Continue reading
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Crowdsourcing Takes on a National Public Health Emergency

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On Oct. 26, the Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency to combat the abuse of prescription drugs and heroin across the nation. During that same week, the number of crowdsourcing competitions on Challenge.gov surpassed 800. What’s the connection? Since 2010, GSA has helped federal agencies crowdsource solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing problems through Challenge.gov. And one... Continue reading
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Success Stories: George Lee, USDA Innovation Challenge

Success Stories: George Lee, USDA Innovation Challenge PrizeWire blog post image.
MEET: George Lee, chief technology officer and co-founder of livestock grazing management software company PastureMap, San Mateo, California THE CHALLENGE: The USDA Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Launched in July 2015, this challenge sought the development of apps to put USDA data into the hands of farmers, researchers, and consumers to help build a more sustainable U.S. food system. Winners were ... Continue reading
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