Beat the Pandemic II: May 29-31, 2020

Help tackle some of the most critical unmet needs we’re facing several months into the COVID-19 outbreak.

Applications by noon, Tuesday, May 26.
Details: MIT COVID-19 Challenge.

Join the OCTRI/OHSU Invent-a-thon team for Beat the Pandemic II, May 29 – 31.  This is a continuation of the first MIT COVID- 19 Challenge, where OHSU physician-scientists contributed to the ideas that were chosen for further development — ideas that will be developed next weekend.

What happens at this event?

Participants will form virtual teams on Friday, May 29, to home in on key problems and generate solutions, including proof of concepts, prototypes, and preliminary visions for execution. Throughout the weekend, teams will connect with mentors to refine their solutions. On Sunday, May 31, teams will reconvene to present their work before a panel of expert judges. After the weekend, the best ideas and teams will have the opportunity to co-develop and implement their solution with the support of our partners.

Beat the Pandemic I

OHSU was one of six clinical partners for the April 3-5 event, along with John’s Hopkins, Cornell Medical, Partners Health, and the Veterans Administration. Kiri A. Cook, M.D., and David Sheridan, M.D., from OHSU, helped kick off the MIT COVID-19 Challenge on April 3. Want to know more? Sarah Biber, Ph.D., helped lead the charge and is happy to share stories from the field!