CHICAGO, IL – Applications are now open for the second annual Third Coast Augmented Intelligence for
Health Bowl (3C-AI4H). The Bowl features multidisciplinary teams representing higher education
institutions that compete to address health disparities. Applications are due August 1.

The goal of the event is to bring together talent in medicine and computer science to propose and
develop novel applications of augmented intelligence (AI) in health. This year's steering committee
includes Northwestern, Notre Dame, the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Penn State,
Washington University, and the University of Toronto. All higher education institutions are welcome to

The Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine (I.AIM) at Northwestern University hosts the Bowl,
fostering community, research, and innovation using healthcare data and advanced computing
methods. Abel Kho, MD, Director of I.AIM says, “The Bowl helps cultivate the next generation of data
scientists as teams from across the country come together to develop novel solutions to address health
disparities using data.”

Teams selected based on their application will develop ideas over six months before presenting their results in the Finals. Last year, The Penn State team was awarded a First Prize of $35K to further develop their plan. The project is currently in startup mode. The second Prize is $10K and Third Prize is $5K.

In order to compete, teams will have a maximum of seven and a minimum of four students. All team
members must be from the same institution or partner institution. Teams should also have a primary
faculty advisor working with them. Each team must include and least one member with healthcare,
medical or other clinical expertise. This typically involves a medical student, medical resident, pharmacy
trainee, or public/global health policy student.

Shannon Sims, MD PhD, SVP, Data Operations, Vizient, was a mentor in last year’s Bowl. He says, “It was a blast serving as a mentor for the team from Penn State, which ultimately won the competition! I enjoyed connecting with the team of students, residents, and fellows on that project – I learned as much from them as they did from me.”

Sponsorship packages are still available. Sponsors have the opportunity to support the next generation of data scientists and industry leaders by interacting extensively with academia’s leading students and faculty. Contact us at for more information.

For more information about 3C-AI4H and to apply, visit


The Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine (I.AIM) at Northwestern University serves a
mission to bridge computational methods with human expertise to advance medical science and
improve human health. Learn more about I.AIM.