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PInCh Competition: SPRING 2014
Empowering individuals to take control of their own health outcomes


The inaugural Pitt Innovation Challenge focused on generating creative ideas spanning the spectrum of health and health care delivery, including ideas for informing, activating, and engaging people in their own disease prevention, care, or treatment.


The following teams won $100,000 awards

QuitNinja

Team Information:

Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine ; Ervi Sejdic, PhD; Praduman Jain; Erik Auguston
Description: A tool for smoking cessation support

Guit Ninja

Sealion

Team Information:

Yadong Wang, PhD; William Keplar, Whitefold Professor of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering; Noah Johnson, PhD student; Eroc Jeffries, PhD student; Chelses Stowell, PhD student
Description: At-home therapy to heal diabetic skin ulcers

Sealion

SPark

Team Information:

Samay Jain, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine; Matthew Keener, MD; Vinod Sharma; Karl Mormer
Description: Parkinson's disease-focused app support patient independence

Spark


The following teams won $25,000 awards

Circlebacks

Description:

A Cloud-based application to decrease hospital readmission

Circlebacks

IOTAS - It's OK To Ask Someone

Description:

A peer-staffed text helpline for teens with sexual health questions

IOTAs

MedGuardian

Description:

Improving compliance and safety

MedGuardian


Photos from Spring 2014 PInCh Competition







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