Do you have an idea that will improve healthcare?

Health/Healthcare Pitch Competition

 

Apply now for the chance to pitch your health innovation ideas and win $4,000 at our first annual Health/Healthcare Pitch Competition!

Better health for Kentucky. Together.
The Institute for Health Innovation (IHI) at NKU pioneers solutions to the health challenges facing Northern Kentucky. We drive change that directly addresses urgent unmet health needs.

 

What We Do


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Linking Community

Building on NKU’s rich tradition of community engagement, the IHI seizes the opportunity to work with communities to change and improve lives by addressing population health challenges. The Institute believes we can solve the biggest, most important health challenges facing our communities by engaging with the people directly impacted.

Working Together

The Institute's focus on working together is a key piece of NKU’s commitment to forging partnerships to address population health initiatives. When we come together, we can uncover breakthrough solutions to our society's most challenging population health problems.

Innovative Solutions

Working with our campus and community partners, we are making investments in health entrepreneurship, innovation, and education. We encourage our community to envision the future of healthcare and help us transform what we do to better equip, empower, and most importantly, inspire health workers of tomorrow.

 


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HEALTH/HEALTHCARE PITCH COMPETITION

August 22, 4 - 7 pm
Location: HE 505 & 515

Do you have an idea that will improve healthcare?

Apply now for the chance to pitch your health innovation ideas and win $4,000 at our first annual Health/Healthcare Pitch Competition!

Eligibility to Compete

  • All applications must be at the "idea" or "concept" stage of development. 
  • All applications must be pre-revenue ideas or conceptsApplicants must be available to attend the pitch competition in person if selected
  • You can apply as an individual or as a teamConcepts that have received equity funding are ineligible

In support of early stage healthcare innovation efforts, the Health/Healthcare Pitch Competition is open to anyone in the Greater Cincinnati/NKY region. 

First place teams will receive a prize package worth $4,000!

Second place teams will receive a prize package worth $1,000!

Finalist Pitches: August 22, 2019, 4-7 pm, NKU's Health Innovation Center, Rooms 505 & 515

Deadline to Apply: July 25, 2019 at 5 pm.

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 Featured Faculty & Staff


 

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Dr. Danielle McDonald is the assistant chair and an associate professor of criminal justice in the Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice, & Organizational Leadership.  She is currently serving as the program coordinator for Criminal Justice.   Dr. McDonald began teaching at NKU, in 2008, after teaching for two years at Plymouth State University, in New Hampshire.  She has taught a variety of classes, while at NKU including: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Race, Gender & Crime, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Alternatives to Incarceration, Sex, Drugs, & Crime as well as Corporate Crime.  Dr. McDonald utilizes service learning and student philanthropy pedagogy to encourage students to connect what they are learning in the classroom with what they are observing and/or experiencing in the community.  These community partnerships have led to students working directly with nonprofits to address the needs discussed in class.  Over the years, students have given thousands of hours of their own time as well as their talent and treasure to address the needs they witnessed firsthand in their community.Dr. McDonald earned her Ph.D. in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a M.S. from Virginia Tech in sociology with an emphasis in criminology, and B.A. degrees in sociology and psychology from West Virginia University. Dr. McDonald has experience evaluating substance abuse programming in the correctional system as well as community-based programs for prevention and post release from the criminal justice system.  Her research interests include the areas of community corrections and reentry, female inmates, juveniles, mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, as well as service learning and student philanthropy.

Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
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