Meet the 2010 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge Team


Contest Organizers:




Veenu Aulukh
, Senior Program Officer for the California HealthCare Foundation’s (CHCF) Better Chronic Disease Care program

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Michael Ostrovsky
, MD, Executive Editor of Medgadget.com

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Amy Tenderich, Journalist/Advocate and creator of DiabetesMine.com

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Expert Judges:



Peter Jones, Ph.D.
Principal, Redesign and Senior Fellow, Strategic Innovation Lab, OCAD (Toronto)

Peter is a design consultant and researcher, and creator of the Design for Care online community.

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Samantha Katz, Global Product Manager, Core Pump Systems, Medtronic Diabetes

Samantha is the Grand Prize winner of the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge. She recently joined Medtronic to work on the company’s next-generation pump.

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John Lai, Senior Design Strategist, IDEO Design

John has a background in industrial design, and has been leading strategic initiatives at IDEO since 1988.

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Robert Oringer, Co-Chairman and Board Director, AMG Medical Inc.

Robert is a diabetes industry entrepreneur and investor, father of two teenage boys with Type 1 diabetes.

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Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE
Owner/Clinical Director, Integrated Diabetes Services LLC

Gary is a diabetes educator, book author and motivational speaker. He’s been living with Type 1 diabetes himself for over 20 years.

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John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures

John is a venture capitalist with 20 years’ experience managing, building and investing in technology and life science companies.

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