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Strong showing for Miami in healthcare innovation initiative


Five Miami University students and one alumnus were winners in the inaugural Innov8 for Health initiative.

Innov8 for Health is a communitywide initiative to create a health innovation hub in Cincinnati. The program supports innovators and entrepreneurs to create new solutions that improve patient care while reducing health care costs.

It is sponsored by corporations such as GE Aviation and the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and by universities in southern Ohio. Miami University’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, which is housed in the Farmer School of Business, was a sponsor of this year’s competition.

Five Miamians were selected as winners from among over 150 original entries:

  • Jasleen Chahal (graduate student)
  • Samuel Frith (sophomore business major)
  • Thomas Gorczynski (junior electrical engineering major) and Trent Infield (senior finance major)
  • Ryan Morris (junior majoring in mechanical engineering and finance)
  • Jerry Felix (alumnus)

Winners receive $1,000 each to help turn their ideas into reality.

Additionally, Mark Lacker, John W. Altman Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, was recognized as a significant faculty representative.

The Institute for Entrepreneurship will provide independent study opportunities and access to the Miami Student Venture Fund for any of the student winners who wish to pursue turning their healthcare innovation idea into a business.

Learn more about Innov8 for Health online.


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