Cure Accelerator Live! for Developing World 2019

May 2019
Boston, MA

In May 2019, Cures Within Reach held CureAccelerator Live! for the Developing World philanthropic pitch event in Boston, MA. Five PIs from institutions in the US and India were selected to present their clinical repurposing trials impacting patients in low and lower-middle income countries for up to $50,000 in funding. Following the pitches and Q&A from a panel of expert, attendees selected the winning project:   Dr. Majdi Osman, OpenBiome “The THRIVE Study: Repurposing Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the Treatment of Pediatric Malnutrition in South Africa
Other finalists included:
  • Dr. Aileen Chang, George Washington University “Repurposing a Flu Treatment For Severe Dengue Patients in Colombia
  • Dr. Daniel Kalman, Emory University “Repurposing a Generic Cancer Drug For Tuberculosis in South Africa”
  • Dr. Rajiv Mehta, SIDS Hospital & Research Centre “Repurposing a Statin With a Nutraceutical For Chronic Pancreatitis Patients in India”
  • Dr. Indira Mysorekar, Washington University School of Medicine “Repurposing an Anti-Malarial to Treat Zika Virus Infections in Pregnant Women in India”