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Beth Mynatt at the White House | January 31, 2015

Beth Mynatt participated in the launch of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine initiative at the White House.
The goal of precision medicine —also known as personalized medicine —is to identify and treat the exact form of disease in patients based on their genome. This approach also allows doctors to tailor drugs to each individual and avoid ineffective or harmful drugs.
At the launch event on January 30, the President hosted academics, scientists and government officials to announce details of the new initiative.
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Convergence Innovation Competition win for Jessica and Maia! | November 6, 2014

On Wednesday November 5, 2014 lab members Jessica Pater and Maia Jacobs, along with four other students (Casey Fiesler, Miranda Parker, Catherine Grevet, and Kayla Desportes), took 1st place at the GT Convergence Innovation Competition in the Social Impact category. Their application, the Sexual Assault Transparence @ Georgia Tech (SAT@GT) app focused on creating a space for GT students and faculty to anonymously discuss instances of sexual assault on campus. The CDC estimates that 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted while at college. For Georgia Tech, this equates to roughly 342 students for 2013, yet only 18 instances were officially reported. Why is there such a discrepancy? Why aren't GT women reporting sexual assault? SAT@GT, while not an official reporting tool, was developed in an effort to "close this gap" through allowing anonymous accounts sexual assault for both the student body. Developed in collaboration with the GT Women's Resource Center, the app will also collect high-level data for the Center to better direct campus resources. With the 1st place win, the team will now work with GT RNOC to further develop the SAT@GT app and get it ready for public release in Spring of 2015!
Check out the video for the submission!

Mobility Star Award for Beth Mynatt | September 25, 2014

Beth Mynatt received one of five Mobility Star Awards at Mobility Live 2014. The awards recognize mobile technology leaders who have made a substantial impact in the past year creating and advancing adoption or innovative use of mobile technology, and that have helped grow Atlanta's mobile presence. The list of winners included:
· Jonathan LeCompte, President, Georgia/Alabama Region, Verizon Wireless
· Glenn Lurie, President & CEO, AT&T Mobility
· Tom Daly, Group Director, Global Connections, The Coca-Cola Company
· Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt, Executive Director, Institute for People and Technology, Georgia Tech
· Aaron Hillegass, Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Big Nerd Ranch
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Beth Mynatt chaired Aging in Place Workshop at NIH campus | September 12, 2014

Beth Mynatt chaired a Trans-NIH Interagency workshop on the future research agenda for Aging in Place technologies. More than 80 researchers and government officials attended the workshop held on the NIH campus. Other Georgia Tech attendees included Wendy Rogers, Jon Sanford, and Brian Jones.
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ECL at Pervasive Health '14 | May 16, 2014

Matt Bonner will present a paper on his work on health information seeking this May in Oldenburg, Germany. Congrats, Matt!