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  1. HopeLab

    HopeLab is a non-profit organization based in Redwood City, CA that conducts research and develops technology-based products to improve the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illness. HopeLab's work focuses on five conditions: cancer, obesity, sickle cell disease, major depressive disorder, and autism. HopeLab is particularly interested in these conditions due to the significant unmet need among adolescent and young adult patients. HopeLab was founded in 2001 by board chair Pam Omidyar. The HopeLab team includes individuals with expertise in a wide range of disciplines, including research, psychology, game development, nutrition, communications, health law and policy, and organizational development. HopeLab works closely with young people with chronic illness to incorporate their critical and ongoing input into product development. A notable part of HopeLab's approach to its nonprofit work is the organization's use of scientific research methodologies, including randomized controlled trials, to evaluate the efficacy of its products in addressing specific health issues. For her work with HopeLab, Pam Omidyar received the inaugural Peter Samuelson Award for Innovation at the Starlight Children's Foundation annual A Stellar Night event on March 23, 2007. The award recognizes individuals who break new ground to help seriously ill children cope with their disease or disorder.

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  1. HopeLab

    HopeLab is a nonprofit organization that combines rigorous research with innovative solutions to improve the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illness. The company works closely with young people with chronic illnesses to understand their needs and to incorporate their critical and ongoing input into product development. HopeLab is committed to the scientific study of our interventions through formative research and outcome studies to ensure that these products and/or approaches are effective – and works to address diseases in which there is significant unmet need among young people or where there is potential to have an impact: Cancer Obesity Sickle cell disease Autism Major depressive disorder

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