Abundance Agents of Change review committee announced inaugural cohort of innovators!

Feb 07, 2013

The Abundance Agents of Change Challenge Grants charge Harvard students to create projects that promote innovation in health care delivery. The innovations must be designed for populations in the Greater Boston Area who are served by community health centers. The program is designed to connect HMS students, communicate health clinics, physicians-in-training from Harvard-affiliated hospitals, and members of the Harvard University graduate schools.

In February, the Abundance Agents of Change review committee announced inaugural cohort of innovators! Grants up to $20,000 each have been awarded to the four multi-disciplinary teams listed below:
 

  • “Integrating Oral Health into Diabetes Group Visit Models: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Primary Care,” with HMS and Harvard School of Dental Medicine students working in collaboration with Windsor Street Health Center. Participating students are Raina Chandiramani, George Chen, Sina Hedayatnia, Viet Nguyen, and Helen Yang.
  • “Reducing Barriers to Care: Reproductive Health Group Visits at Malden High School,” with students from HMS, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Graduate School of Education working in collaboration with Malden Community Health Center. Participating students are Abby Kaufman, Sara Martin, and Laura Vaughan.
  • “Innovative Weight Loss: Support via Mobile Technology and Social Networks,” with students from HMS, Harvard Business School, and MIT. Participating students are Shuo Deng, Christine Hsieh, Jesus Trevino, and Yu Xin.
  • “Novel Educational Game for Improving Adherence in Pediatric Asthma Patients,” with students from HMS, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Business School working in collaboration with the Dimock Community Health Center. Participating students are Matthew Cohlmia, Komal Kothari, Harpreet Sood, and Lulu Tsao.