Massachusetts Medical Society: Harvard Medical School Students, Mass. General Hospital Resident are Winners of Information Technology Awards from Massachusetts Medical Society

Harvard Medical School Students, Mass. General Hospital Resident are Winners of Information Technology Awards from Massachusetts Medical Society

Contact: Richard P. Gulla
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Boston, Mass. -- April 22 – Two Harvard medical school students and a resident from Massachusetts General Hospital are the recipients of this year’s Massachusetts Medical Society's Information Technology Awards.  

The honor recognizes the development of an information technology tool that helps physicians practice medicine, teach medicine, or pursue clinical research. Two awards of $3,000 each are presented annually by the Massachusetts Medical Society to one medical student and one resident, fellow, or intern.  The medical students will share this year’s award. 

This year’s winners: 

Marc Succi, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital.  A resident in radiology, Dr. Succi earned the award for his creation of 2 Minute Medicine®,  which produces original, centralized, medical reports of current research as a way for medical personnel to keep current on high-impact medical literature.  As the Founder and Executive Director, he manages the organization, codes, manages licensing/publishing operations, and edits articles.  

A Toronto native and graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Succi also conducted research at MIT and has invented various medical devices from stem-cell transplantation hardware to point-of-care technology.  He has been honored on the Forbes Magazine Top 30 Under 30 in Science and Healthcare List, named one of the top Outstanding Young Entrepreneurs and Innovators by CEO World, won the MIT Thomson Reuters Data Prize, and awarded the Governor General’s Medal. 

J. Bradley Segal and Ben Arevalo, Harvard Medical School.  Both second-year medical students, Segal and Arevalo earned this year’s honors for their development of RapiDose, an application that can reduce errors in medication dosing.  The app can lead to improved patient safety by enhancing dosing accuracy and permitting more clinical time to be devoted to non-dosing activities. 

Segal is a 2013 graduate, with distinction, of the University of California at San Diego with a B.A. in philosophy and a B.S. in physiology and neuroscience. Prior to medical school he developed an interest in global health by living with an indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon and working in a local clinic. He became interested in applying technology to address underlying healthcare problems after helping start a web-based organization that still donates thousands of meals annually from UC San Diego students to local homeless populations.  He is the president of the Harvard Medical School class of 2017 and has an active research interest in contemporary bioethics.  

Arevalo, a student in the M.D. / M.B.A. joint-degree program at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, graduated with honors from Stanford University in 2011 with a degree in human biology. At Stanford, he was awarded the Edith and Norman Abrams Award for Excellence in Public Interest Advocacy in recognition for his research on the juvenile justice system in South Africa and for helping develop a sustainable emergency first-responder training program in partnership with the University of Cape Town.  
 
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