Research Fellow @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Resident Physician @ Mount Sinai Hospital

Six Questions with MIT Hacking Medicine’s Freddy Nguyen

Six Questions with MIT Hacking Medicine’s Freddy Nguyen

MassDigitalHealth.org Editors – March 3, 2020

MIT Hacking Medicine started small in 2011 but today its Grand Hack event in April attracts over 400 people from all over the world. What is it about this event and the Massachusetts digital health ecosystem that attracts so many people to Cambridge every year? We talked with MIT Hacking Medicine’s Freddy Nguyen to learn more about how this event started, how it has grown, and what we can expect at this year’s event in April.

1. How did MIT Hacking Medicine start?

2. Over 50 companies have been created as a result of MIT Hacking Medicine events. What are some of the Massachusetts companies that formed as result of this event?

3. Last year over 400 people participated in the MIT Grand Hack. What is it about the Massachusetts digital health ecosystem that attracts so many to this event?

4. What are the four tracks for participants in this year’s MIT Grand Hack?

5. Do participants in this year’s MIT Grand Hack need to be part of a team or can they just show up on their own?

6.  Where can people find out more about the MIT Grand Hack?

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Physician-scientist with extensive experience developing and translating nanotechnologies and biomedical optical technologies from the bench to clinic in areas of genetics, oncology, and cardiovascular diseases. Extensive experience in community building in healthcare innovation, research, medical, and physician-scientist communities through various leadership roles.

Email: freddytn@mit.edu

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science

Research Fellow, MIT Innovation Initiative
Former Co-Director, MIT Hacking Medicine
Regional Director – Europe, MIT Hacking Medicine
Co-Director, MIT COVID-19 Challenge
Co-Director, MIT Hacking Racism Challenge

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Email: freddy.nguyen@mountsinai.org

Resident Physician, PGY-3,
Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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