U-M Health Communication Hackathon

Friday, March 23, 2018 8:00 am to Sunday, March 25, 2018 5:00 pm


As CNN’s medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, M.D. has covered many disasters, medical discoveries, epidemics and catastrophes – enough to see the crucial role of effective and timely communication of health information.
On March 23-25, he and his wife Rebecca will team up with U-M to host an innovation event aimed at generating new ideas and tools to improve health communication.
The marathon weekend event, called the Gupta Family Hackathon, will include more than 200 students and professionals from the worlds of health, digital technology, design, communication and information science. Teams will form, work over the weekend, and present their prototypes for judging, competing for a chance to develop their ideas further with the help of U-M mentors.
The application to participate opens this month, and applicants will be selected on a rolling basis until March 1. There is no cost to participate, and food and team working space will be provided.
Organized by the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, the event is co-supported by a gift from the Guptas and by Michigan Medicine, U-M’s academic medical center.