Health Equity in Research Hackathon

Join us! No app development experience is required.
April 15, 2022
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Health Equity in Research Hackathon

Submit your health app idea today!

The Health Equity in Research Hackathon is the inaugural event for the new Health Equity in Research Unit, a joint initiative between the CTSI-CN and the Center for Translational Research within the Children’s National Research Institute.

The Health Equity in Research Hackathon is a team-based collaborative competition. Inspired by the MIT "Engineering Health Equity" Hackathon, this fast-paced event challenges our research teams to find new, creative ways to solve big problems.

We are seeking your ideas for innovative apps that can address health equity issues in our community! Anyone within the Children's National Hospital and George Washington University research communities can submit an app idea for consideration. No app development experience is necessary to enter, all you need is an app idea with the potential to advance health equity. See our application form for more submission details; app submissions are due by 5pm on Friday, May 20, 2022.

During Part 1 of the hackathon (Friday, June 17, 2022 from 12-5pm), participants will gather in diverse teams to discuss and refine the app ideas selected through this submission process. They will learn from technical and scientific experts and brainstorm app-based approaches to address health equity. Each of the teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, and the winning app(s) will advance to Part 2 of the hackathon (planned for Fall 2022) at which app developers will build the selected apps.

Event Details (New date!)

Health Equity in Research Hackathon (Part One)
Friday, September 16, 2022; 12-4pm
Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus 
7144 13th Pl NW Washington, DC 20012
JLABS Collaboratory Space, Suite 2200

Audience: Children’s National and GW researchers and research-focused staff, GW students

We invite you to attend and participate in the development process. Participants will gather in diverse teams to discuss and refine the selected app ideas. You will learn from technical and scientific experts and brainstorm app-based approaches to address health equity. Registrants will be placed on a multidisciplinary team and given prompts and guidance to help turn raw ideas into compelling pitches.

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