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Welcome to IDEAxCHANGE

and thank you for your participation!

This year's IDEAxCHANGE was open during May 2014, during which time any UTMB employee could post ideas, solutions, comments, and feedback. Everyone at UTMB was encouraged to exchange ideas that would make UTMB even better.

To make it easier to navigate different ideas, IDEAxCHANGE has 5 sections:
- Grand Challenges – share creative solutions to UTMB Grand Challenges & post new challenges
- Ideas – share ideas to improve UTMB and its patient care, research, education, etc.
- Problems – uncover problems that you would like solved; your colleagues can share creative solutions
- Comments – share any other thoughts
- Translational Science Challenges – help solve these challenges in Translation Science research & post additional challenges

Please read the FAQs for guidance about what should be posted in these areas. Also, the FAQs discuss how you could win iPads for your IDEAxCHANGE participation.

Whenever appropriate, MODERATORS will forward your ideas and problems to UTMB administrators and help ensure prompt response and action. We will continually update IDEAxCHANGE as we receive additional feedback from UTMB leadership in response to your ideas and problems.

IDEAxCHANGE solutions, challenges, ideas, and problems with the greatest number of votes will now enter the Collaborative Innovation class. In this class, teams will review posted solutions, challenges, ideas, and problems, and select the ones they will tackle. On August 14 the teams will present their breakthrough solutions to UTMB and UT leadership in the Challenge Tank.

More information is available at Innovation Challenge 2014.

Questions about IDEAxCHANGE? Visit the FAQ site or contact Stan Watowich (

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