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Category Archives: Success Stories

Success Stories: Catherine Bass, CDC Healthy Behavior Data Challenge

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 … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Maggie Weighner, GSA Student Design Competition – New San Francisco Federal Building Plaza

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 … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Loren Hampton, NIH Sickle Cell Disease Undergraduate Challenge

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 … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Jenna Ryan, SBA InnovateHER

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 … Continue reading

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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

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Success Stories: George Lee, USDA Innovation Challenge

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 … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Startup in a Day – Dream Big Model

MEET: City of Los Angeles, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development | Project Lead: Frank Aguirre, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Team CHALLENGE: The Startup in a Day Competition – Dream Big Model, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, was launched in … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Debi Willis, Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge

MEET: Debi Willis, CEO/Founder of software development company PatientLink, Oklahoma City THE CHALLENGE: The Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Launched in … Continue reading

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Success Stories: Dr. Harold Jonas, Opioid Recovery App Challenge

MEET: Dr. Harold Jonas, Founder and CEO of Sober Network, Inc., Delray Beach, Florida THE CHALLENGE: Opioid Recovery App Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Launched in March 2016, the challenge encouraged solvers … Continue reading

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Space Poop Challenge Winner’s Solution May End Up in Space Soon

The winner of a recent NASA challenge may see his invention (or parts of it) launched into space on a mission in the next few years. “I guess it was all pretty abstract before, but it does look like they … Continue reading

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