Call for Submissions Open for the 2022 Hearst Health Prize in Partnership with the UCLA Center for SMART Health

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The UCLA Center for SMART Health, an interdisciplinary collaborative that looks to the integrated transformation of healthcare through emergent data and technologies, and Hearst Health, a division of Hearst and leader in care guidance, today announced the call for submissions is open for the 2022 Hearst Health Prize, a $100,000 award given in recognition of excellence in data science for managing or improving health in the U.S. In addition, up to two finalists will each receive $25,000.

“We look forward to recognizing and rewarding impactful data science work in healthcare, as we embark on our sixth year of the Hearst Health Prize,” said Gregory Dorn, MD, MPH, Hearst Health president. “We are committed to supporting groundbreaking solutions that benefit patients.”

The Hearst Health Prize evaluates implemented data science projects that demonstrate improved health outcomes; it is not a grant program. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2022. Up to three finalists will be named by October 3, 2022, and the winner will be announced on November 1, 2022, at an award ceremony in Los Angeles. The winner will be awarded $100,000 and up to two finalists will each be awarded $25,000. For full details, including eligibility, submission criteria, application and rules, please visit www.smarthealth.ucla.edu/hearst-health-prize.

“With the Hearst Health Prize we are giving a national stage to the artificial intelligence and other data science solutions moving the needle on human health,” said Arash Naeim, MD, PhD, co-director of UCLA Center for SMART Health.

Alex Bui, PhD,  another co-director of the Center for SMART Health, added: “We anticipate seeing entries from variety of data science approaches applied to some of healthcare’s most pressing needs, and are excited to recognize great work in the field.”

Applications will be evaluated by UCLA reviewers and a distinguished panel of judges. Each submission will be scored based on the data science program’s:

  • Health impact or outcome
  • Data science approach
  • Operational and financial sustainability
  • Scalability and generalizability
  • Mitigation of bias
  • Significance of the problem and solution

Key Dates for the 2022 Hearst Health Prize:

  • June 30, 2022: Closing date for submissions at 11:59 PM Eastern Time/8:59 PM Pacific Time
  • October 3, 2022: Finalists announced
  • November 1, 2022: Winner of the $100,000 Hearst Health Prize will be announced at an award ceremony in Los Angeles