2023 Research "Shark Tank" Awards

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

September 27, 2023


Do you have a research idea that will improve healthcare?

We are looking for clinically relevant project ideas for consideration in a virtual "shark tank" competition, competing for a $5,000 investment and other research resources for the project. Selected applicants 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

Research Shark Tank Video

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The next Research Shark Tank Competition is scheduled for Thursday, December 7 from 9-10:30 a.m. The deadline for applications for this session is November 15 (although the application tool will remain open for future session consideration). Apply to be a part of this scheduled competition or apply to be considered for future events if not available at that time.


Apply Today! 

Questions? Contact Melissa Hutchens mahutche@wakehealth.edu