ICRE News

November 15, 2019

ICRE KL2 Scholar Receives $30,000 Award at the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh®)

KL2 Scholar and Assistant Professor of Medicine Tamar Krishnamurti, PhD, and her team won an award at the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh®) for their mobile health platform called 42Days. The platform identifies maternal mortality risk at a time when women need it most—in the 42 days following pregnancy—and provides real-time intervention delivery and connection to care. Dr. Krishnamurti and her team (Hyagriv Simhan, MD, MS, Sonya Borreo, MD, MS, and Alex Davis, PhD) were one of the $25,000 award winners, and received a $5,000 bonus award for their project’s focus on rural health disparities.

PInCh 2019, supported by the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), invited submissions focused on bold solutions to important health problems. Teams entered the challenge by submitting a two-minute video explaining their idea to improve human performance. Six finalists were selected to compete for $100,000 in awards and a chance to pitch to a live judging panel and audience. Eight additional finalists (include Dr. Krishnamurti) were invited to compete for $25,000 during a poster session at the final event on September 25, 2019. The award covers direct costs and project management support to advance the platform along the path of development.

To learn more about the other award winners and to view Dr. Krishnamurti’s application video, visit the CTSI’s website.


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