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2016-2017 Health for America Fellowship

2016-2017 fellows and mentors


Stroke is a disease and type of brain injury resulting from an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain. The fellows worked with teams from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Comprehensive Stroke Center and the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital to explore the prevention, detection and rehabilitation dimensions of stroke, as well as its ties to issues of aging, mobility, and mental health.


The 2016-17 fellows piloted two solutions in their implementation phase. See below for executive summaries of Galva, the fellows' solution to better support the hospital-to-home transition for stroke survivors and caregivers, and KnightCap, a smart sleep mask that monitors for wake-up stroke. (Note: These represent past MedStar pilots vs. current offerings.)




2016-17 HFA fellows: Stephanie Guang, Michael Mezher, King John Pascual, and Ekaterina Vlasova

2016-17 HFA physician mentors: Drs. Bill Frohna, Amie Hsia and Michael Yochelson

Key Deliverables

Final Portfolio

Stroke Simulation Case Study

Stroke Infographic

Landscape Analysis Summary

Landscape Analysis