THE MISSION

SHIFT is a student group at Stanford that empowers students to move healthcare forward. We aim to promote and cultivate health innovation on campus by creating a forum for developers, entrepreneurs, and pre-health students to collaborate. As a student initiative, we want to create an environment to equip students for the growing intersection of healthcare and technology.

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What we do

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health++

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health++ is a two-day hackathon scheduled for November 2016 at Stanford’s Medical School that will bring together 250 engineering and medical students, designers, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to tackle challenges in healthcare.

TreeHacks Health

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A joint initiative with TreeHacks that encourages student hackers to explore hacking on health and healthcare. The TreeHacks Health team works closely with sponsors and experts with diverse perspectives in healthcare to provide resources and needs for top student hackers from all over the US.

mHealth iOS Course

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A Student Initiated Course (SIC) focused on iOS development for mHealth projects targeted towards students who want to gain valuable mobile development for applications in healthcare, and work on related projects in conjunction with academic + industry sponsors for an entire quarter.

Think-tanks

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An open roundtable discussion to introduce and expose students to areas in health care. We put industry leaders together with a diverse group of students with different perspectives to health care. Rather than having a speaker and an audience, these think-tanks are set up to foster an open conversation for people to learn and explore a space collaboratively.

On-Campus Initiatives

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On-Campus Initiatives (OCI) is our powerhouse for rapid experimentation of a broad spectrum of initiatives, ranging from casual 1-1 meetups to campus-wide ethics debates. OCI holds the key responsibility for connecting students across different disciplines - technical and nontechnical - and introducing them to learning opportunities at the intersection of healthcare and technology.

Panels

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We regularly bring in panels of industry speakers that range from topics as broad as "The Current State of Healthcare + Technology" to topics like "Needfinding in mHealth" and "AI in Healthcare Systems". These panels provide a valuable link to the current perspectives of people working actively in academia/industry.

Team

For students by students.

Alex Liu

health++
MS&E, 2016

Bryan McLellan

Student-Initiated Course
Computer Science, 2018

Francesca Vera

Student-Initiated Course
Computer Science, 2018

Jason Wang

health++
M&CS, 2018

Jonathan Wang

TreeHacks Health
Computer Science, 2018

Meera Srinivasan

Student-Initiated Course
Computer Science, 2019

Neal Patel

On-Campus Initiatives
Undeclared, 2019

Sanjay Siddhanti

On-Campus Initiatives
Computer Science, 2016

Shannon Xue

On-Campus Initiatives
Economics, 2016

Sherman Leung

Student-Initiated Course
Computer Science, 2016

Shivaal Roy

health++
Computer Science, 2018

Steven Wang

On-Campus Initiatives
Undeclared, 2019

Advisors

Marta Zanchi

Stanford Biodesign

Lyon Wong

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