Thursday, May 1, 2014

ES Student Dasha Tyshlek Earns 1st Place at NYC Medical Hackathon

On April 4th-6th, students from dozens of universities converged in NYC for a weekend focusing on creating disruptive medical technologies. The MIT group Hacking Medicine organized the event which was sponsored by WebMD. Congratulations to third year engineering science student Dasha Tyshlek, who not only represented U.Va on the team which took first place, but also pitched the winning idea.

From "New York City hacks problems in medicine at WebMD" 
April 24, 2014 by Alex Zorychta
 "When you think of a hackathon, you usually envision a bunch of laptops, snack foods, and late nights, with sleepless programmers diligently and intensely working through an iteration of software. But what if we could apply this same energy and momentum in getting new projects started in fixing the problems in healthcare? On the weekend of April 4th-6th, 2014, software engineers, clinicians, biomedical engineers, life sciences entrepreneurs, and designers came together to do just that. Most came from the New York area, but some traveled as far as from the University of Virginia to attend the event."