Lyme Innovation 2016 Hackathon: Finalists & Recognition Awards
June 16, 2017
Lyme Innovation 2016: How to Hack Lyme and Mini-Hackathon Winners
April 16-17, 2016
MIT, Cambridge, MA
A diverse group of mentors was assembled to educate and advise teams throughout the hackathon. Lyme Innovation mentors represented a range of perspectives and backgrounds and contributed a wealth of expertise to the hackathon. 21 mentors (43% female/57% male) were accessible to the participants.
Recruitment and Education Effort
The invitation to participate in the first Lyme Disease hackathon was extended to a wide range of disciplines in both industry and academia. Through hackathon events and social media engagement, participants were educated about tick borne illness field priorities and research opportunities.
Lyme Innovation 2016: How to Hack Lyme and Mini-Hackathon served as an educational platform to educate a new generation of tick borne illness researchers about the fields’s top priorities.
A varied group of students and professionals who were engaged in research opportunities and were commited
to attend the June Lyme Innovation Hackathon gathered in two locations: MIT, Cambridge MA and Berkley, CA.
Dr. Ying Zhang, MD, PhD
Professor at Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Neil Spector, MD
Sandra Coastes Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University School of Medicine
Dr. Nevena Zubcevik, DO
Harvard Medical School Attending Physician, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness
Dr. Kristen T. Honey, PhD, PMP
Policy Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Andreas Kogelnik, MD, PhD
President and Founder of the Open Medicine Institute, Infectious Disease Specialist
The Hackathon brought together a scientifically diverse group of students and professionals who were engaged in research opportunities and were motivated by the challenges of Lyme disease.