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Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge Series

The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series invites the millions of nurses worldwide to submit ideas for new devices, health technologies, protocols or treatment approaches.
The nurse innovators with the best ideas will receive up to $100,000 in grant funding and access to mentoring and coaching from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to help bring their ideas to life.

  • Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology
    We’re excited to announce the awardees of the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology together with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Learn more about these nurse innovators and their ideas that have the potential to improve oncology care.
  • Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health
    We’re excited to announce the awardees of the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health together with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Learn more about these nurse innovators and their ideas that have the potential to improve maternal and newborn health.
  • Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care
    We're excited to announce the awardees of the Johnson & Johnson Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care. Learn more about these nurse innovators and their ideas that have the potential to improve perioperative care.

Oncology QuickFire Challenge Awardees

These are the awardees with innovative ideas aiming to improve oncology care.

  • MICAH SKEENS, PhD, RN, CPNP

    Micah Skeens, PhD, RN, CPNP, is a Nurse Practitioner at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and leads a team that developed a mobile application for capturing the entire symptom experience of children with cancer in an interactive and fun interface, enabling personalized interventions and care.
  • JANET VAN CLEAVE, PhD

    Janet Van Cleave, PhD, Assistant Professor at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, is the Principal Investigator for the Electronic Patient Visit Assessment (ePVA©) – a digital health platform for capturing patient-reported symptoms of cancer treatment, enabling real-time interventions and capturing clinical & quality data for reimbursement.

Maternal and Newborn Health QuickFire Challenge Awardees

These are the awardees with innovative ideas aiming to improve maternal and newborn health.

  • SIGI MARMORSTEIN, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP-BC

    Sigi Marmorstein, RN, MSN, PHN, FNP-BC, is the CEO and Founder at BabyLiveAdvice.com, a unique telehealth platform that offers online support and advice from live healthcare providers for expectant mothers and parents.
  • NICOLE LINCOLN, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CCRN

    Nicole Lincoln, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CCNS , Advisor for Breegi Scientific, Inc. and Senior Manager of Nursing Innovations at Boston Medical Center, assisted in the development of the Neonatal Intensive Care Incubator (NICI™), the world's first affordable, scalable, all-in-one neonatal intensive care incubator with a disposable housing.

Perioperative QuickFire Challenge Awardees

These are the awardees that aimed at improving perioperative care through their innovative ideas.

  • DEBBIE KANTOR, APRN

    Debbie Kantor, APRN contributed to Florida-based Hero Medical to help create the HERO Bandage. This simple one-piece wound care dressing for the head, limb or digits, is designed for improved self-care and monitoring of chronic wounds.
  • CHAO HSING YEH, PhD, RN

    Johns Hopkins-based Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD, RN developed a nurse-led innovation called Wireless Auricular Point Stimulation (APS). This treatment based on traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture provides an adjunct non-invasive, self-administered, and nonpharmacological treatment.

Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge Awardees

These are the awardees that shared their novel concepts, protocols, screenings, treatment approaches and device ideas that have the power to change human health.

  • LAUREN WRIGHT, MSN, AGNP-BC

    Lauren Wright, MSN, AGNP-BC, is the CEO and Founder at The Natural Nipple, an innovative solution that improves maternal and child health outcomes by supporting prolonged breastfeeding. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of South Florida.
  • ABBY HESS, APRN, DNP

    Abby Hess, APRN, DNP, invented a video game app that helps children relax and prepare for surgery. She is a nurse practitioner, researcher, and inventor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
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