Finalists in the 3rd Annual UCSF Health Awards Announced

September 27, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, September 27, 2021 - UCSF Health Hub and UCSF Health Awards is proud to announce the finalist class of companies for the 2021 Health Awards.

Companies include Vida, Virta, Allogene, Amwell, Cityblock and others. The full list can be found here.

The finalists were selected across 14 categories by an expert team of judges in the healthcare and VC industries, including Daniel Kraft (CEO of Digital.Health), Ursheet Parikh (Mayfield Fund), Blake Wu (NEA), Michael Roizen (Cleveland Clinic) and Michael Blum, MD (UCSF), among 450 others. Five finalists per category were chosen from more than 1,200 submissions.

“The competition was rough and scant points separated the finalists from those that did not advance. It's a great group of companies that represents the top 5% of the submissions we received and really are the best of the best and represent the future of health tech and life sciences,” said Mark H. Goldstein, Chairman of the UCSF Health Hub and General Partner at venture capital firm Builders VC.

Finalists in each of the below categories are solving the biggest challenges in the health tech and life sciences spaces.

UCSF Health Awards Finalists:

Breakthrough COVID-19 Technology SummerBio, Dimagi, Conversa Health, Biobot Analytics, Enable Biosciences
Consumer Prevention Podimetrics, Truepill, Strive Health, Wellframe, Viocare
Consumer Wellness Earlens, Unite Us, Cue Health, Evidation Health, IrisVision
Employer Prevention and Wellness Virta Health, Vida Health, Carrot, Wellthy, Omada Health
Hospital Diagnostics MobileODT, Rady Genomics, Mission Bio, Zeto, Darmiyan
Mental and Behavioral Health Cityblock Health, Freespira, NOCD, Sentio Solutions Inc., NeuroFlow
New Application of Telehealth Amwell, Smart Vision Labs, HIMS and HERS, The Pill Club, Genome Medical
New EHR advance RxRevu, Xealth, CarePort, 1upHealth, Ambra Health
New Health Application of AI Karius, HeartFlow, Ada Health, Aidoc, Sight OLO
New Life Sciences Diagnostic Mirvie, Docbot, Helix, Day Zero Diagnostics, Micronoma
New Life Sciences Tool Scribe Therapeutics, Twist Bioscience, insitro, BigHat Biosciences, LiveMetric
New Therapeutic Global Blood Therapeutics, Allogene Therapeutics, RefleXion Medical, Boundless Bio, Adamas
Patient Cost Savings Carrum Health, Innovaccer Inc., Gemini Health, Ambient Clinical Analytics, CareCentrix
Remote Diagnostic Tool or Device Bardy Diagnostics, Siren, iRhythm Technologies, Good Parents/Kiddo, Scanwell Health

Learn more about each company here.

Join UCSF Health Hub on October 7, 2021, to see the winners crowned. Sign up here. Guests can join in person or online.

Preview Video Link for the Award Show can be viewed here. To learn more about the UCSF Health Awards visit here.

About UCSF Health Awards 2021
Produced by UCSF Health Hub, the UCSF Health Awards, now in its 3rd year, is the leading awards show in the health tech industry awarding the next best products and technologies in digital health and life sciences. Eighteen winners are hand selected from thousands of submissions.

About UCSF Health Hub
UCSF Health Hub is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, affiliated with the University of California. Our goal is to help the next best digital health companies develop ideas, validate, and scale by matching them to advisors, investors, mentors, clinicians, and customers.

Our member and subscriber community consists of 20,000 select, early to late stage healthcare companies and highly qualified healthcare industry experts, mentors, investors, clinicians, researchers, and buyers who subscribe to our newsletters, get matched via our UCSF Health Hub Connect platform, participate in the UCSF Health Award program, and attend our monthly events (both live and virtual).

About UCSF:
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is exclusively focused on the healthsciences and is dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedicalresearch, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, andexcellence in patient care. It includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals, as well as affiliations throughout the Bay Area. Learn more at, or see our Fact Sheet.

Category name
Best in Class Winner
Rising Stars Winner
Remote Diagnostic Tool or Device
Huma Therapeutics
Rune Labs
Aidar Health Inc.
Cognita Labs
Health Equity
Propeller Health
Pluto Health
Patient Safety
Employer Subsidized Wellness
Carrum Health
Reperio Health
Plethy, Inc
Women's Health
Carrot Fertility
Hey Jane
Pediatric/ Adolescent Care Innovation
Hazel Health, Inc.
Clinical Diagnostic Device, Platform or Tool
HeartFlow, Inc.
Particle Health
Flosonics Medical
Mental & Behavioral Health
Brightside Health
Flow Neuroscience
Ellipsis Health
Consumer Wellness
Outset Medical
Osara Health (formerly CancerAid)
Sonde Health
Surgical Transformation
nSight Surgical
Best Use of AI in Health Tech
Next-Gen Telemedicine
Nest Collaborative
Grant Beneficiaries:
Aidar Health
(Remote Diagnostic Device, Platform or Tool)
Ayble Health
(Consumer Wellness)
(Mental and Behavioral Health)
Pangaea Health
(Best use of AI in Health Tech)
Skin Analytics
(Best use of AI in Health Tech)
Hall of Fame
Johathan Bush
Jonathan Gleason
Category name
Remote Diagnostic Tool or Device
Health Equity
Patient Safety
Employer Subsidized Wellness
Women's Health
Pediatric/ Adolescent Care Innovation
Clinical Diagnostic Device, Platform or Tool
Mental & Behavioral Health
Consumer Wellness
Surgical Transformation
Best Use of AI in Health Tech
Next-Gen Telemedicine
Daniel Kraft
Stephen Klasko
Mark Goldstein
Geeta Nayyar
Stephen Klasko
Daniel Kraft
Geeta Nayyar
Matthew Holt
Daniel Kraft
Stephen Klasko
Mark Goldstein
Mark Goldstein
Matthew Holt
Murray Brozinsky
Chief Strategy Officer, Amwell Former CEO, Conversa
Gregg Talbert
Senior Vice President, Head of Personalized Healthcare and Digital Partnering
Lance Baily
"Founder/CEO - Advisory Board Member - Patient Safety Technology Challenge"
Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative
Stacy Feld
Regional Head, Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson
Brittany Barreto
Chief Innovation Officer & Founder
Omkar Kulkarni
Chief Innovation & Digital Transformation Officer
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles / Kids X
Jonathan Weiner
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Josh Seidenfeld
Partner and Chair, Digital Health
Charlie Haddad
Associate VP of Digital Health
Mike Roizen
Chief Wellness Officer Emeritus
Cleveland Clinic
Stefano Bini
Founder, DOC SF
Sally Frank
Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Lead
Unity Stoakes
President and co-founder
StartUp Health
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