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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Success Stories: Erin Lavik, NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge

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 … Continue reading

Posted in National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Success Stories, Uncategorized, Winner Stories | 1 Comment

Crowdsourcing Takes on a National Public Health Emergency

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Apps,, Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Healthcare, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration | 1 Comment