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Health + Innovation

Shaping the next generation of health leaders

The Health + Innovation track (formerly Health + Tech) is an immersive undergraduate learning experience that inspires students to be innovators for social good. Students engage in experiential, team-based learning focused on creating digital technology solutions for public health challenges reaching populations that are often excluded from the digital economy. Through project-based curriculum and co-curricular activities, fellows work to address real-world public health challenges by engaging with communities to understand needs and working with industry to develop viable solutions.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Registered student at UC Berkeley
  • Rising junior or rising senior (sophomore or junior standing when applying) with a passion for health, wellness, social impact, design, and/or technology

Applications for the 2024-25 Fung Fellowship Cohort

Applications are now open for the 2024-25 academic year! Applications are due Saturday, March 2, 2024 and we are accepting applications from Class of 2026 rising juniors and Class of 2025 rising seniors.

Sample Projects:

Baloo: Virtual Reality to Ease Anxiety in Pediatric Cancer Patients
Baloo: Virtual Reality to Ease Anxiety in Pediatric Cancer Patients
Partner Organization: Center for New Media at UC Berkeley
Baloo developed novel methods to leverage AR/VR to reduce anxiety for young children who have cancer. This team collaborated within a larger team to design and develop a virtual experience that pediatric patients can engage with while they are in the hospital.
BrainWalk: Neuro Test Tech Toolkit for Non-specialized Clinics
BrainWalk: Neuro Test Tech Toolkit for Non-specialized Clinics
Partner Organization: The Bove Lab at UCSF
BrainWalk worked to improve the classic “Neuro Test” by integrating a state-of-the-art technology toolkit that can be used by nurses and generalists at non-neurology clinics to detect early signs of these disorders.
GAIT: Tech to Support Healthy Gait for Older Adults
GAIT: Tech to Support Healthy Gait for Older Adults
Partner Organization: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley
Our product was a wearable hardware device with an accompanying mobile application that encourages healthy gait in older adults using cognitive user engagement and providing feedback to the customer.

“Tech moves quickly and leaves a lot of people behind. This program has given me the confidence and skills to put the community into the process.” – Alejandra Leynes Chantres, B.A. Public Health ‘18

Partner Organizations:

Since our Health + Innovation track was launched in 2016, we have worked with a broad range of organizations that includes tech start-ups, healthcare delivery organizations and community service organizations, such as: Bitmark, Aging 2.0; Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente Innovations Lab; VA – National Center for PTSD, Veteran Experience Office and SF and Palo Alto VA Medical Centers; SF Tech Council; First 5 Alameda County; Alameda County Public Health Department; HopeLab; YTH; Blue Goji; Best Babies Zone; Planet Murple; Habitot Children’s Museum; Senior Center Without Walls; and Center for Elder Independence.

Learn more about our program

If you’re ready for training, skill building, real-world opportunities, and recognition for making positive impacts in health and wellness, then we encourage you to apply to the Fung Fellowship Health + Innovation track today!


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