Research Shark Tank

Calling all clinicians, nurses, therapists, clinic managers, etc...

June 21, 2021

 Research Shark Tank


$5K Research Shark Tank Competition 

Do you have a research idea that will improve healthcare?


We are looking for clinically relevant project teams to participate in a virtual shark tank competition, competing for a $5000 investment and other research resources for the project. Teams will be asked to give timed pitches limited to 5 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of active conversation with the sharks (researchers and administrators from the CTSI). Sharks will grade each project on its feasibility, potential impact, and enthusiasm.

All projects should:

  • Address an existing issue or problem currently affecting our patient population
  • Propose a new practice, treatment, tool, approach, etc. that has the potential to improve patient care
  • Consider ways to disseminate changes or new best practice to the affected patient population

The next Research Shark Tank Competition is scheduled for September 17 at 3 pm. Apply to be a part of this scheduled competition or apply to be considered for future events if not available at that time.

Apply Now!

Entry Deadline: Aug 30, 2021
Questions? Contact Melissa Hutchens

A major focus of the Wake Forest, academic core of the new Atrium Health, is to nurture our academic learning health system (aLHS).

A successful aLHS will:

  1. intentionally and systematically translates research into practice in areas deemed priorities by the health system,
  2. draws on its embedded academic expertise in health system sciences while engaging translational diversity across the spectrum from mechanistic basic sciences to population health, and
  3. shares knowledge and imparts skills necessary to advance the system internally and disseminate knowledge more broadly to advance the field.

To advance novel aLHS research, the CTSI has launched the pilot Research Shark Tank program designed to identify innovative ideas from non-traditional researchers (e.g., clinicians, nurses, therapists, clinic managers, etc.) and provide resources to move the idea into a rigorous research study.