Are you ready to change the future of healthcare?

Imagine if we could apply the ingenuity powering today’s most revolutionary technology to the most universal human challenge: health. Imagine a place where the future of medical innovation is being decided and technological boundaries are being redefined.

MedHacks is the place.

MedHacks 2016, the premier medical hackathon at Johns Hopkins University, focuses on innovating at the crossroads of medical entrepreneurship and technological development. It’s a place where today’s brightest minds are empowered to design tomorrow’s greatest innovations.

We're selecting the top young technologists, scientists, and engineers from around the country, and giving them 36 hours to build amazing things together. Against the backdrop of one of the world’s leaders in medical innovation - Johns Hopkins University - hackers across all disciplines will unite in Baltimore, meet with experts in every part of the medical field, and develop their solutions to global healthcare problems. At the end of the weekend-long event, teams will have the opportunity to present their projects. Winners will be chosen by a distinguished board of judges.

 

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Eligibility

In order to attend, hackers must register on medhacks.org. High school students, undergraduates, graduates, and professionals are all welcome to attend.

Judges

Mark Shelhamer, ScD

Mark Shelhamer, ScD
Former Chief Scientist at NASA's Human Research Program and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Teresa N. Clark, MPH, MBA

Teresa N. Clark, MPH, MBA
Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Elizabeth Galbut

Elizabeth Galbut
Founding Partner at Sogal Ventures and A-Level Capital

Ferdinand Hui, MD

Ferdinand Hui, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Jaideep Sundaram

Jaideep Sundaram
Clinical Informatics Engineer at MedImmune/ AstraZeneca

Patrick M. Boyle, PhD.

Patrick M. Boyle, PhD.
Assistant Research Professor at the Institute for Computational Medicine of Johns Hopkins University

Judging Criteria

  • Medical Impact
  • Innovation
  • User Experience
  • Functionality
  • Presentation