5 Questions with Jacque Myers, Healthcare and Life Sciences Lead, Slalom, LLC.

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Jacque Myers has 15 years of experience working across the health ecosystem, specializing in evidence-based communications to promote healthy behaviors and advance large-scale business transformations. She has focused on digital health acceleration for the last six years, including connected health, workflow automation, and research dissemination and implementation.

Black Women’s Health Imperative Launches Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign to Reach Black Women and Communities of Color with a $400,000 Grant from The Rockefeller Foundation

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he Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) announced that it has received a $400,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to improve vaccination rates among Black women and communities of color. The grant is part of The Rockefeller Foundation’s $20 million Equity-First Vaccination Initiative, which supports hyper-local, community-led programs to improve vaccine access and support educational outreach in five cities. Learnings from the initiative will help inform strategies across the country to increase access to Covid-19 vaccinations in communities of color, contributing to a collective, national north star goal of ensuring at least 70 million people of color will be fully vaccinated by July 2021.

Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus Welcomes New Resident Company, AlgometRx to JLABS @ Washington, DC Site

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AlgometRx Inc., a Children’s National spinout company developing a handheld device to objectively measure pain by pupillary response, will relocate to Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS @ Washington, DC on the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus. The AlgometRx move comes following the company being awarded the JLABS @ Washington, DC Children’s QuickFire Challenge, which includes a one-year residency at the newly opened JLABS @ Washington, DC – a 32,000-square-foot incubator located at the new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus in northwest Washington, D.C. As an awardee, AlgometRx also receives access to research and development space, capital equipment, mentorship, resources and programming.

JLABS @ Washington, DC Incubator Opens for Business with Diversity at its Core

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The new hub, dubbed JLABS @ Washington, D.C., will host up to 50 startups spanning pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer and health tech companies, including those working on pediatric care. The first group of companies moving in include spinouts from the Children’s National Health System, J&J’s partner in running the site, startups local to the D.C. area and those from other parts of the country.

“Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!”Competition Accepting Applications

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Critical Need For Electrophysiology Devices To Treat Pediatric Heart Patients WASHINGTON – (March 23, 2021) – Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects six out of 1,000 babies born in the U.S. [….]