I wanted to reach out to you to make sure that the University of Washington pre-health students were aware of the exciting new initiative launching today, the Second Annual Go Viral to Improve Health: Health Data Collegiate Challenge sponsored by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
The sponsors challenge undergraduate and/or graduate students to form teams, and use health data to create apps that engage individuals and communities and improve health. This is a great way to tap into the creativity that your students possess to solve pressing health problems. Teams can register between now and February 10, 2012.
$10,000 in prizes will be awarded to teams that design the winning apps. For more information and to see the winners from last year’s Challenge, visit www.iom.edu/goviral. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/goviraltoimprovehealth to receive important updates as the Challenge moves forward. You can also forward the attached flier to other organizations on campus, as well as students and faculty that may be interested in this student competition.
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like any additional information.
We encourage you to “go viral to improve health” and encourage your students to take the Challenge!
Danielle P. Turnipseed, JD, MHSA, MPP Program Officer, Executive Office Institute of Medicine of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, NW, Keck 804, Washington, DC 20001 (P) 202.334.2946 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.iom.edu
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