Innovation

Rice Magazine: Pivoting in a Pandemic

Jun
28

Rice Magazine - Freddy Nguyen, David Levin - June 28, 2020

https://magazine.rice.edu/2020/07/pivoting-in-a-pandemic/

As a pathology resident and research scientist, I’m refocusing my work to help evaluate convalescent plasma as a treatment option for COVID-19 patients.

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COVID-19 Hackathon: Common Goals, Uncommon Solutions

May
15

Bayer - May 15, 2020

A medical face shield that monitors doctors digitally for signs of getting sick. A virtual waiting room app to help avoid spreading coronavirus germs among patients. A quick at-home kit with computerized support that could help consumers test and track their immune systems for antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19. Bayer colleagues work across divisions, continents in COVID-19 hackathon.

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MIT builds community for the Africa Takes On Covid-19 challenge

May
14

MIT News - Stuart P. Krusell | MISTI | MIT Sloan Global Programs | Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship - May 14, 2020

It all started, like so many things recently, with a Zoom call.

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Wide Field: Hacking COVID-19 Solutions for Africa

May
13

ActonTV - Vivian Kobusingye Birchall - May 13, 2020

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How a Few MIT Students Produced One of the Best Hackathons on Covid-19

May
04

True Africa - Claude Grunitzky - May 04, 2020

42% of people in sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $1.90 a day. As the pandemic slowly progresses throughout the continent, with most of the 35,000+ Covid-19 cases concentrated in North Africa and South Africa, a group of MIT students decided to host an “Africa Takes on Covid-19” challenge last weekend. It was the third in a series of MIT-led hackathons designed to create solutions to address critical needs during the Covid-19 crisis.

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MIT and VA Partner for COVID-19 Hackathon: Finding solutions through collaboration and innovation

Apr
23

Veterans Health Adminstration - Matthew Razak - April 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic requires innovative thinking and problem solving right now. Hackathons are a powerful tool to address these challenges. Earlier this month, VA partnered with MIT and a host of other organizations to put on the MIT COVID-19 Challenge “Beat the Pandemic” Hackathon.

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Pursuing User Research When Everyone’s in Quarantine

Apr
21

Timothy Berendt, Contributing Columnist and former Director of Innovation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. April 21, 2020

Many innovators are struggling with a big question right now: How do you maintain the quality and breadth of your user research when it seems the whole world is under house arrest due to coronavirus? We all know that the innovation and design world rely on interactions with customers and users, through activities like empathy, anthropology, focus groups, and testing. So how do you preserve that input into your process when everybody is locked down?

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MIT’s COVID-19 Challenge ‘Beat the Pandemic’ Virtual Hackathon

Apr
15

BCG Digital Ventures - April 15, 2020

Co-Director of the MIT COVID-19 Challenge and Resident in Pathology at The Mount Sinai Hospital Freddy Nguyen talks to BCGDV Partner and Managing Director Nate Beyor about the recent MIT Beat the Pandemic Hackathon.

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Wall Street Journal: Hackathons Target Coronavirus: Participants tackle global problems from the shortage of ventilators to how to enforce social distancing

Apr
09

Wall Street Journal - Agam Shah - April 9, 2020

Thousands of technology enthusiasts and others are flocking to a new wave of hackathons created to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The low-sleep, high-octane sessions have attracted participants world-wide to team up online and suggest solutions to problems such as the equipment shortage for health providers or a better way to track the spread of Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus.

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HIMSS TV: MIT creates challenge to 'hack' COVID-19

Apr
08

HIMSS TV - Laura Lovett - April 8, 2020

MIT creates challenge to 'hack' COVID-19

The MIT COVID-19 Challenge searches for ideas to fight the coronavirus via hackathons and virtual events.

https://www.healthcareitnews.com/video/mit-creates-challenge-hack-covid-19

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AbelsonTaylor partners with the MIT COVID19 Challenge 48 Hour Hackathon

Apr
07

AbelsonTaylor - Danielle Jamil - April 7, 2020

The MIT COVID-19 Challenge came to life last weekend. The 48-hour virtual event hosted 1,500 hackers and created 238 teams to address COVID-19 challenges within 10 focus tracks. Participants came from over 96 countries and 49 states, each dealing with different stages of COVID-19 in their communities and made for a richly diverse array of proposed solutions.

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MIT Catalysts Podcast: MIT COVID-19

Apr
07

MIT Northern Club of California - Julia Yoo - April 7, 2020

In the the first of a special series about MIT community members on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, host Julia Yoo sits down with Dr. Freddy Nguyen, a postdoctoral Fellow at MIT and a resident physician at Mount Sinai Hospital. Nguyen talks about the MIT COVID19 Challenge and being on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York.

https://www.buzzsprout.com/615046/3271372-freddy-nguyen

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New COVID-19 challenge out of MIT seeks solutions from hackers at home

Apr
06

Mobi Health News - Laura Lovett - April 06, 2020

New COVID-19 challenge out of MIT seeks solutions from hackers at home

The new MIT COVID-19 Challenge: Beat the Pandemic is a series of hackathons and digital events focused on coming up with ways to address the virus

With stay at home orders dominating the news cycle, many are looking for ways to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic from home. A group out of MIT is looking to remedy this with a way for various stakeholders to get involved.

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Yearlong hackathon engages nano community around health issues Hacking Nanomedicine kicks off a series of events to develop an idea over time.

Aug
09

MIT News - MIT.nano - August 9, 2019

A traditional hackathon focuses on computer science and programming, attracts coders in droves, and spans an entire weekend with three stages: problem definition, solution development, and business formation.

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