PInCh Fall 2014: From cell to community: How can we individualize solutions for better health(care)?

The second Pitt Innovation Challenge again sparked fresh ideas surrounding challenges in health. Proposals included solutions to problems ranging from individualized medical testing to patient data tools to community and contexts that impact an individual’s health.

$100,000 Award Winners

ACL interAction

Team Members: Michael McClincy, MD, Kevin Bell, PhD, Robert Hartman, PhD, James Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC, Andrew Lynch, PT, PhD, Vonda Wright, MD

Description: Device for monitoring PT after ACL reconstruction


Team Members: James Ellis, David Finegold, MD, Sean Hwang, Gregory Morgan, Alexander Star, PhD 

Description: Breathalyzer for measuring acetone for patients in ketosis


Team Members: Timothy Corcoran, PhD, Jenna Date, MS, David Orenstein, MD, Daniel Weiner, MD

Description: “Game” to guide children using a nebulizer

$25,000 Award Winners

Caring for Cancer Survivors at the Virtual Bedside

Team Members: Jean Tersak, MD, Aimee Costello, DNP, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, Noelle Conover, MS, Bethany Nugent, BSN, RN, Perry Ankney, MBA, BSN, RN, Kathleen Dempsey

Description: Telemedicine and patients history in pediatric cancer survivors

MAGIC: Medication Adherence sing in clinic

Team Members: Srihari Bangalore, MD, MPH, Doug Henry, PhD, David Rowe, Julia Bernstein

Description: Monitoring medication adherence in schizophrenia patients and other mental health disorders


Team Members: Tristan Horan, Jared Gross, Will Zavala

Description: Video series for education of pediatric patients/families


Team Members: Lisa Pan, MD, Anna Maria Segreti, BS Jerry Vockley, MD, PhD, David Brent, MD, Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD, Janette Lamb, PhD, Thomas Zimmer, MS and Petra Martin, MS III

Description: Measuring metabolic marker in treatment resistant depression



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