Panel and Brainstorming Session Aim to Make Miami a Healthier Place to Live

The UM Life Science & Technology Park will host a panel discussion and brainstorming session to inspire ways to improve health in Miami. The event, part of the Knight Foundation’s “Knight News Challenge” on health, will be held Thursday, August 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Life Science & Technology Park.

For the challenge, innovators, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs and community health advocates in 19 major cities across the country will vie for a share of $2 million in funding for innovative answers to the question “How might we harness data and public information for the health of communities?”

The Miami event, also sponsored by and Lift1428, will start with happy hour drinks and food, followed by an expert panel with Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director of the Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity, and other community collaborators. Participants will then have the opportunity during a brainstorming session to share their ideas for using information and data to benefit community health.

For more information or to RSVP for the August 29 event, please visit Faculty, staff and students are all encouraged to attend, get inspired and submit ideas for the challenge.

Submissions for the Knight News Challenge will be accepted from any individual or group from Tuesday, September 3, to Tuesday, September 17. Find out more at

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