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MEDCAMP Health-A-Thon winning team

MEDCAMP Health-A-Thon Awards Top Prize for Mental Health App

Georgianna Hepfner of Youngstown State University, Trena Johnson of Baldwin Wallace University and Oroshay Kaiwan of Cleveland State University received the top prize at the 2018 MEDCAMP Health-a-Thon for a project titled Me2You. The winning team was awarded a $1,000 cash prize.

Me2You is a concept for an app that offers the user to “find their community” of others who are living with similar mental illness symptoms. The app would allow individuals to communicate in open blog-like forums and/or individual private chats. Three times a day, it would prompt the to rate their mood. This data would be graphed to show the daily, weekly and monthly progression of their moods. If a user’s mood declined consistently for four weeks, the user’s health care professional or counselor would be alerted so they could reach out to offer help. Additional features include resources for the user to learn more about their specific illness.

MEDCAMP is an annual event for participants to spend 24 hours at NEOMED learning project management and research skills, interacting with health professionals to learn how to work as an interprofessional team.