The CD2H Idea Competition for the CTSA Program is pleased to announce the winner of the Idea Challenge Competition: University of Alabama, Birmingham “Automated Scoring of Radiographic Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis” (PI S. Louis Bridges). This will be developed into an upcoming DREAM Challenge.
Congratulations to the semi-finalists:
- Predicting risk of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in premature infants using vital sign data and growth parameters, Columbia University
- Predicting respiratory illness following preterm birth to guide therapy choices and expectations, University of Rochester
- Analysis of brain tumor imaging for clinical trial development, Georgetown University
- Dynamic Stratification of Venous Thromboembolism Risk in Cancer Patients, UC Davis
- Enabling methods for accessible and reproducible quantitative MRI of the liver, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thank you to all the teams that submitted! We received many outstanding applications (32 total), and hope to develop more opportunities to support CTSA Challenges in the near future.
About: The Idea Competition is designed to solicit ideas and proposals from the CTSA community for a future DREAM Challenge. The winner of the CD2H Idea Competition will be awarded a subcontract for up to $100K to support activities associated with the development and execution of a challenge, that include (a) data extraction and curation (b) algorithm development and assessment, and (c) domain expert support.
The ideal “Idea” proposal should pose a question that is solvable, measurable, and of broad interest to the CTSA biomedical community. Example Challenges might include:
- Prediction of 30-day readmission or patient disease risk.
- Inference of patient diagnosis.
- Assessment of Natural Language Processing algorithms against a gold-standard data set.
- Comparison of clinical trial matching algorithms.