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UCLA Health Innovation Challenge Awards 37 Projects



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UCLA Health has completed its first Innovation Challenge, and the results are in. After receiving 300 submissions across five categories, 37 peer-reviewed projects were selected for awards that ranged from grants and seed funding up to $150,000 to prizes such as gift cards and iPads. A total of more than $1.1 million was disbursed from health system funds and philanthropic contributions.

“I was so very impressed by people’s enthusiasm, the number of teams collaborating and quality of their ideas” said Desert Horse-Grant, senior director for UCLA Health Research & Innovation and co-executive director of UCLA Biodesign.

The UCLA Health Innovation Challenge was initiated to provide caregivers, staff, trainees, patients, volunteers and students the opportunity to help advance long-lasting health and wellness solutions.

The submitted projects represented a diverse spectrum of issues and needs.

See the winners.