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NSU’s Masters Student Earns Spot Innovation Competition Finals with Mental Health Aid Application

Floida Blue Health Competition

Nova Southeastern University graduate student Fiorella Marquez has beat out students from across the state to earn a spot in the Florida Blue Health Innovation Competition finals with the mental health management mobile application she helped create to provide users with tools and information about mental illness management techniques and coping skills.

Marquez has teamed up with Michelle Velez from Florida International University to develop their innovative application. Their application complies resources and provides users with all the information they need about anxiety and depression. The pair are one of 12 team of collegiate students selected to participate in the finals of the Florida Blue Health Innovation Competition.

Marquez and Velez’s combined experiences and expertise in both mental health care support and entrepreneurial business have helped them excel in preparing for the competition.

For the past five years, the Florida Blue Health Innovation competition has challenged collegiate students across the state to develop and pitch innovative solutions for a variety of problems. The focus of this year’s competition is anxiety and depression with student competitors being asked to create innovative solutions that support the treatment of anxiety and depression through improving access to therapies, reducing the stigma of treatment, increasing engagement in treatments, personalizing treatment access and options, improving convenience of treatments, or encouraging ongoing mental health wellness.