2023 President’s Prize Winners: Where They Are Now?

The 2023 President’s Innovation Prize (PIP) and President’s Engagement Prize (PEP) winners have each made significant strides over the course of the past year. Every year, the President’s Innovation Prize, supported by PCI, is awarded to teams to develop impactful post-graduation projects, with the winners each receiving $100,000 towards their work and a $50,000 living stipend per team member. 

Last year’s winning projects included Act First, which provides emergency response training to Philadelphia high schools, Communities for Childbirth, addressing maternal mortality in Uganda, and the Penn I-Corps graduate team Sonura, which developed a noise-shielding beanie for infants in NICUs. 

Over the past year, Act First has successfully taught emergency response lessons at multiple schools and collaborated with medical programs. Communities for Childbirth has established a referral system in Uganda and now plans to transfer this service over to a hospital. Sonura has collaborated with NICU teams nationwide and is progressing towards FDA regulatory clearance for their product. 

PCI congratulates all of the teams on their innovative work and substantial progress over the past year! Read more here

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