A New Take on Speed Dating

At the UNC School of Medicine, we believe that smart, innovative collaborations are the future of health care.

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center recently hosted an event to find innovative partnerships to put an end to real-world problems: scientific speed dating.

The event matched UNC School of Medicine surgeons with engineers from the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering for five minutes and encouraged participants to find real solutions to real problems. Winning ideas included a motion-activated bandage for burns, ways to assess the severity and spread of colorectal cancer, and innovative opportunities to use existing medical technology.

At the UNC School of Medicine, we continue looking for nontraditional tactics to improve our research and the care that we provide to people across the state.

To learn more about scientific speed dating and this year’s winners, click here.

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