2021 Gold Public Health Innovation Award Competition
Finalists for the third annual Gold Award will pitch their ideas and a winning team or teams will be selected to receive financial support to make their concepts a reality.
The Gold Public Health Innovation Award is the University of Maryland’s first award competition given to a team or individual for a creative solution to one of the world’s most complex public health issues. Launched in 2017 by Dr. Robert S. Gold (School of Public Health founding dean) and Barbara A. Gold and held annually, students can compete for up to $5,000 in start-up funding.
A panel of four health entrepreneurs and thought leaders will decide which project to fund on an annual basis. Judges include Andre Blackman, founder and CEO of health innovation workforce development startup Onboard Health; Dr. Alyssa Todaro Brooks, scientific program specialist at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center; Thomas Garson, managing partner at Bracken Garson Consulting Group, LLC; and Ed Woods, president of TerpSys, an information and technology services company.
The award is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in the SPH--and collaborations with students in other disciplines across campus are encouraged.
Learn more about the Robert and Barbara Gold Public Health Innovation Award Competition »