Nour Alia, BS, RD, LD
UTHealth Science Center, Houston, TX
Nour Alia is a clinical dietitian at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center in Houston, TX. She is pursuing a master’s degree in the applied biomedical informatics program at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics. She previously served as the social media and member relations liaison for the 2021 Healthcare Innovation Challenge and currently serves on the director team of the Healthcare Innovation Collaborative.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

American healthcare is increasingly expensive and inefficient, making it ripe for innovation. Despite the interprofessional nature of healthcare, professional training in each field is mainly independent of other professions. Moreover, our current UTHealth curricula lack the opportunity for students from all six schools (medical, nursing, dentistry, biomedical science, biomedical informatics, and public health) to collaborate over an extended period. To bridge this gap, we created the Healthcare Innovation Challenge (HIC). HIC is a student-founded and student-led annual competition that…