Sarah Nixon, Health Make-A-Thon at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
November 11, 2019

Maker Story: Patent Search Adds to Health Make-a-Thon Winner Experience

  • By Lauren Gherna
Sarah Nixon’s Health Make-a-Thon project, Miniature Horse Power, has a dual mission: to innovate a miniature equine-facilitated therapy (EFT) program for children who have experienced trauma, or who are at risk for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and to conduct scientific research to advance the cause of miniature EFT. With campus mentors and scientists, a pilot [...]
Yusi Gong, Health Maker Lab at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine
August 15, 2019

Maker Story: Yusi Gong

  • By Lauren Gherna
On April 13, 2019, I did something I never thought I would ever do: I got up on a stage to pitch a concept that I believe will have an impact on health care, and I won $10,000 to bring my idea to life. Early in the year, I was looking for a research group [...]