On April 2, Dewey Dew ’16 joined Florida students from eight colleges and universities at the University of South Florida (USF) to present original ideas at the Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition. The Rollins social entrepreneurship & business major won second place for a project he has developed since the age of 13—a patented tracking device that navigates the world’s medical databases.
A panel of judges from Florida Blue, local healthcare businesses, the National Academy of Inventors, and the USF presented Dew with a $5,000 prize for his solution for database management.
The State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition is an annual pitch competition held in the spring at USF. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students of medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, public health, and nursing schools from across Florida.