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QSpaces

by Nicole Anthony, BA (Medical Student)

A digital app to find, rate, and review healthcare services by and for the LGBTQ community.

Philadelphia, PA Patient Power Tools!

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About this project

The problem we solve:
The LGBTQ community finds themselves “shopping” for good healthcare, attempting to find a provider that is both respectful and competent to their specific needs. A bad experience can create unsafe spaces and feelings of distrust towards the medical community; prevent persons from seeking further treatment; or requiring the person to look for a new provider. As a result, the LGBTQ community has adapted by turning to inefficient internet platforms to crowdsource recommendations on safe providers. Archives are difficult to search, the data isn’t compiled, and the same questions are asked over and over.

About our solution:
QSpaces is an app for the LGBTQ community to search and compile user reviews and recommendations for LGBTQ competent and friendly healthcare services - kind of like Yelp, but with a targeted user base. The data would be layered on existing maps, such as Bing or Google, with providers and services already mapped. The rating system would be a mix of quantitative and qualitative data, so users can quickly and easily make an informed decision about their health care. QSpaces will allow the community to be active players in their own care.
Progress to date: We have created a non-functional mockup of the app and hosted a survey with more than 230 responses. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and this sample group identified healthcare services and providers as their most critical concern. We have partnered with a proven technical advisor and a UX/UI Designer to build the MVP for further iteration and testing. They have provided us with a fixed price to reach our MVP. We are building relationships with local LGBTQ community centers to advise us on critical needs, critical users, and adoption plans.

About Our Team


Nicole Anthony, BA (Medical Student)
Medical Student, Medical Student
Location: Pennsylvania
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jeffe
Bio: Nic is a medical school student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. She is involved with several LGBTQ and diversity initiatives on campus. She sees gaps in the healthcare system, and enjoys brainstorming ways to solve them.
Title: Co-Founder
Twitter: @qspacesapp
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicanthony

About Team Members

Catherine Hofmann
Co-Founder + CEO, BA
Biography: Catherine has worked with several small businesses and startups in the past. She is currently an independent designer and consultant for Johnson & Johnson, where she manages global projects. She is great at running projects, finding top talent, and sticking to a budget.
Twitter: @crhofmann
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/crhofmann

About Our Company

QSpaces
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.qspacesapp.com
Twitter: @qspacesapp
Product stage: idea
Sales: Working on it
Employees: 1-2

How We Help Patients

Dear LGBTQ folks, We, Nic + Catherine, are the co-founders of QSpaces. We are a queer, married couple living in West Philly. We know what it's like to have doctors treat us poorly for our sexual and gender identities, and we've heard horror stories from our community. We want to end this treatment. Our solution is QSpaces, a platform to quickly and easily access information on LGBTQ-competent healthcare providers in your area. The app compiles searchable ratings and reviews from other folks in the LGBTQ community, so that you can make informed decisions about your healthcare. We need your support to bring QSpaces to life. Help us prove to outside stakeholders that LGBTQ access to safe and competent healthcare is a very real–and critical–issue our community faces.

Challenge Mission

Mission: This competition will support a medical school student in developing and funding a project near and dear to her heart-- an app to reduce the barriers to healthcare for the LGBTQ community.
Use of funds: Our technical team gave us a fixed price of $20,000 to develop the minimum viable product. We will put $4,000 towards marketing and promotion, so we can begin recruiting and onboarding new users. The remaining funds will be used to develop the brand identity.
Intellectual Property Status: N/A
FDA Status: N/A
Personal Message: We know what it's like to have doctors treat us poorly for our sexual and gender identities, and we've heard horror stories from our community. We want to end this treatment. Our solution is QSpaces, a platform to quickly and easily access information on LGBTQ-competent healthcare providers in your area. The app compiles searchable ratings and reviews from other folks so you can make informed decisions. We can't do this without your support. Please vote & share if you like this idea!

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    05/25/2016 Niqui Johnson - Concerned Citizen

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    05/25/2016 Bryan Meredith - Entrepeneur

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    05/25/2016 Niqui Johnson - Concerned Citizen

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    05/25/2016 Bryan Meredith - Entrepeneur

    Liked the project.

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    05/23/2016 Kelly Jackson - Concerned Citizen

    Interested in other factor.

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    05/23/2016 candice hofmann - Concerned Citizen

    Interested in partnership.

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    05/23/2016 Kelly Jackson - Concerned Citizen

    Interested in partnership.

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    05/23/2016 candice hofmann - Concerned Citizen

    Liked the project.

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    05/23/2016 Kelly Jackson - Concerned Citizen

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    05/23/2016 Keith Hofmann - Concerned Citizen

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    05/23/2016 greg hofmann - Concerned Citizen

    Interested in trying the project.

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    05/23/2016 Keith Hofmann - Concerned Citizen

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    05/23/2016 meghann Altomare - Private

    Interested in trying the project.

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    05/23/2016 Keith Hofmann - Concerned Citizen

    Interested in partnership.

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    05/23/2016 greg hofmann - Concerned Citizen

    Followed the project.

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    05/23/2016 Keith Hofmann - Concerned Citizen

    Liked the project.

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    05/23/2016 meghann Altomare - Private

    Liked the project.

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    05/23/2016 candice hofmann - Concerned Citizen

    Interested in trying the project.

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    05/23/2016 greg hofmann - Concerned Citizen

    Interested in other factor.

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    05/23/2016 Kelly Jackson - Concerned Citizen

    Interested in trying the project.

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    05/23/2016 candice hofmann - Concerned Citizen

    Followed the project.

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    05/23/2016 greg hofmann - Concerned Citizen

    Interested in partnership.

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    05/23/2016 greg hofmann - Concerned Citizen

    Liked the project.

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    05/23/2016 laura stephenson - Nurse

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    05/23/2016 Kelly Jackson - Concerned Citizen

    Followed the project.

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    05/23/2016 candice hofmann - Concerned Citizen

    Interested in other factor.

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    05/23/2016 Keith Hofmann - Concerned Citizen

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    05/21/2016 Milfred Vilcek - Concerned Citizen

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    05/21/2016 Milfred Vilcek - Concerned Citizen

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    05/21/2016 BILL Anthony - Concerned Citizen

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    05/21/2016 BILL Anthony - Concerned Citizen

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    05/21/2016 Milfred Vilcek - Concerned Citizen

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    05/21/2016 BILL Anthony - Concerned Citizen

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    05/21/2016 BILL Anthony - Concerned Citizen

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    05/20/2016 Helena Nehasilova - Physician

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    05/20/2016 Helena Nehasilova - Physician

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    05/20/2016 Helena Nehasilova - Physician

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    05/19/2016 Irena Beaumont - Allied Health Professional

    Interested in piloting the project.

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    05/19/2016 Anitha Ahmed - Medical Student

    Liked the project.

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    05/19/2016 Holly Rankin - Physician

    Interested in trying the project.

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    05/19/2016 Adedoyin Okulate - Medical Student

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    05/19/2016 Adedoyin Okulate - Medical Student

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    05/19/2016 Irena Beaumont - Allied Health Professional

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    05/19/2016 Adedoyin Okulate - Medical Student

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    05/19/2016 Peter Anthony - Physician

    Liked the project.

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    05/19/2016 Adedoyin Okulate - Medical Student

    Interested in trying the project.

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    05/19/2016 Nicole Anthony - Medical Student

    Followed the project.

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    05/19/2016 Holly Rankin - Physician

    Liked the project.

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    05/19/2016 Irena Beaumont - Allied Health Professional

    Liked the project.

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    05/19/2016 Peter Anthony - Physician

    Interested in trying the project.

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    05/19/2016 Holly Rankin - Physician

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    05/19/2016 Sara Edwards - Medical Student

    Liked the project.

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    05/19/2016 Peter Anthony - Physician

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    05/18/2016 Harper Ragin - Concerned Citizen

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    05/18/2016 Harper Ragin - Concerned Citizen

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    05/18/2016 Harper Ragin - Concerned Citizen

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    05/17/2016 Liam O'Neill - Concerned Citizen

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    05/17/2016 Liam O'Neill - Concerned Citizen

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    05/17/2016 Liam O'Neill - Concerned Citizen

    Liked the project.

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    05/16/2016 NJ Kilby - Concerned Citizen

    Liked the project.

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    05/16/2016 Michelle Robertson - Private

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    05/16/2016 Ruth Kelley - Other

    Followed the project.

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    05/16/2016 Ruth Kelley - Other

    Liked the project.

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    05/16/2016 Michelle Robertson - Private

    Interested in other factor.

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    05/16/2016 hellcat studio - Patient Activist / Advocate

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    05/16/2016 Michelle Robertson - Private

    Followed the project.

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    05/16/2016 Michelle Robertson - Private

    Liked the project.

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    05/16/2016 Michelle Robertson - Private

    Interested in partnership.

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    05/16/2016 hellcat studio - Patient Activist / Advocate

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    05/16/2016 hellcat studio - Patient Activist / Advocate

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    05/16/2016 catherine ruth - Entrepeneur

    Liked the project.

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    05/16/2016 Ruth Kelley - Other

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    05/15/2016 Victoria Jordan - Concerned Citizen

    Followed the project.

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    05/15/2016 Victoria Jordan - Concerned Citizen

    Liked the project.

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    05/15/2016 Karishma Kodia - Medical Student

    Followed the project.

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    05/15/2016 Karishma Kodia - Medical Student

    Liked the project.

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    05/15/2016 Karishma Kodia - Medical Student

    Interested in mentorship.

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    05/14/2016 Janae Williams - Concerned Citizen

    Liked the project.

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    05/14/2016 Alexis Anthony - Other

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    05/14/2016 Janae Williams - Concerned Citizen

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    05/14/2016 Janae Williams - Concerned Citizen

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    05/14/2016 Nate Hoang - Allied Health Professional

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    05/14/2016 Alexis Anthony - Other

    Followed the project.

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    05/13/2016 h r - Concerned Citizen

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    05/13/2016 John Wooten - Medical Student

    Liked the project.

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    05/13/2016 Jenna Brager - Patient Activist / Advocate

    Followed the project.

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    05/13/2016 nicole estrich - Medical Device Industry

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    05/13/2016 John Wooten - Medical Student

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    05/13/2016 Jenna Brager - Patient Activist / Advocate

    Liked the project.

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    05/13/2016 Thomas Anderson - Private

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    05/13/2016 h r - Concerned Citizen

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    05/13/2016 Thomas Anderson - Private

    Liked the project.

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    05/13/2016 nicole estrich - Medical Device Industry

    Liked the project.

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    05/13/2016 John Wooten - Medical Student

    Followed the project.

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    05/12/2016 Ashley Nguyen - Private

    Liked the project.

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    05/12/2016 paige kazazian - Private

    Liked the project.

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    05/12/2016 Viola Glenn - Private

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    05/12/2016 lela dixon - Other

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    05/12/2016 Keri Bergin - Medical Student

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    05/12/2016 carter carter - Other

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    05/12/2016 lela dixon - Other

    Followed the project.

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    05/11/2016 Tho Nguyen - Medical Student

    Liked the project.

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    05/11/2016 robin vuchnich - Private

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    05/11/2016 Jes Kramer - Concerned Citizen

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    05/11/2016 cecilia anthony - Other

    Liked the project.

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    05/11/2016 luxue Deng - Medical Student

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    05/11/2016 S Powell - Private

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    05/11/2016 mandi Michielsen - Concerned Citizen

    Liked the project.

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    05/11/2016 cecilia anthony - Other

    Followed the project.

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    05/11/2016 Travis Hunt - Medical Student

    Liked the project.

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    05/11/2016 Sarah Lawson - Private

    Liked the project.

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    05/11/2016 Jamie Bloom - Medical Student

    Liked the project.

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    05/11/2016 Jes Kramer - Concerned Citizen

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    05/11/2016 Joseph Anthony - Private

    Liked the project.

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    05/11/2016 robin vuchnich - Private

    Followed the project.

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    05/11/2016 Mollie Woehling - Medical Student

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    05/11/2016 Jes Kramer - Concerned Citizen

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    05/11/2016 Will Hovingh - Concerned Citizen

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    05/10/2016 Danielle DelRe - Concerned Citizen

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    05/10/2016 Danielle DelRe - Concerned Citizen

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    05/10/2016 Neepam Shah - Private

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    05/10/2016 Neepam Shah - Private

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    05/10/2016 Nicole Anthony - Medical Student

    Liked the project.

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    05/10/2016 hellcat studio - Patient Activist / Advocate

    Liked the project.

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    05/10/2016 Elizabeth Shanahan - Medical Student

    Followed the project.

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    05/10/2016 Annah Lee - Concerned Citizen

    Liked the project.

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    05/10/2016 Annah Lee - Concerned Citizen

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    05/10/2016 h r - Concerned Citizen

    Liked the project.

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    05/10/2016 Elizabeth Shanahan - Medical Student

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    05/10/2016 Indyah Brown - Private

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    05/10/2016 jamila reddy - Other

    Liked the project.

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    05/10/2016 jamila reddy - Other

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    05/10/2016 Indyah Brown - Private

    Liked the project.

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    05/10/2016 Joseph Gitt - Medical Student

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    05/10/2016 jamila reddy - Other

    Interested in trying the project.

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41

Follows

0

Pilots

0

Partners

341

Interest
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20

Adoption
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Nicole Anthony, BA (Medical Student)
Medical Student
Co-Founder
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jeffe

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