Grant winners announced!

The inaugural AI2Heal Datathon culminated in a two-day event: an AI research showcase on Jan. 12 and Datathon team presentations on Jan. 13. Click below to learn more about the free event and the 2022-23 winners of $15-$20k grants!

Intelligent critical care center


The AI2Heal Datathon connects leading AI researchers with clinical and basic researchers to propose new ideas for harnessing AI tools to improve human health. In the first annual AI2Heal Datathon, clinical and basic science investigative teams worked with leading AI researchers to develop accelerated medical AI applications using real-world datasets. The Datathon is an interactive catalyst grant award program designed to provide mentorship, support, and resources to generate preliminary data that will support extramural medical AI grant proposals.


Datathon Themes

Clinical Text

Includes clinical text notes, with radiology notes, admission notes, consultation notes, etc.

Yonghui Wu, PhD (HOBI)
Jie Xu, PhD (HOBI)


Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Includes labs, vitals, diagnosis, procedures, medications, admission and discharge-related information

Benjamin Shickel, PhD (IC3)
Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, PhD (IC3)
Tyler Loftus, MD (IC3)


Medical Imaging

Includes pathology, radiography, and cellular images

Pinaki Sarder, PhD (IC3)
Ruogu Fang, PhD (IC3)
Wei Shao, PhD (IC3)



Proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, etc.

Kiley Graim, PhD (CISE)
Rhonda Bacher, PhD (Biostats)



  • Application Deadline: September 9, 2022, by 5:00 pm
  • Notice of Acceptance: September 16, 2022
  • Datathon Project Development: September 16, 2022 – December 16, 2022
  • Free Event: AI Research Showcase – Talks and Networking: January 12, 2023, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Free Event: Datathon Team Presentations: January 13, 2023, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.