Covid Testing/Covid Apps team

Innovative Solutions
Award presented by
Glen Shor, Executive Vice President and Treasurer

The next recipient of the MIT Excellence Award for Innovative Solutions is the COVID Testing/COVID Apps Team—30 people who came together from across the Institute to implement a COVID testing and contact-tracing program for the MIT community. They developed a suite of applications to enable widespread COVID testing, daily health checks, and access to campus buildings. They worked around the clock for weeks—literally—to deliver an integrated collection of elegant, high-quality solutions—and they did so at breakneck speed.

The team worked with colleagues at MIT Medical and Facilities to set up testing sites with wait times of under five minutes. More than 200,000 tests were performed just between August and November, with results generally reported within 24 hours.

Never before has the entire campus been access-controlled. Tightly integrated with MIT’s overall systems, the COVID applications enabled our physical security infrastructure to support the Institute's research ramp-up and phased reopening plans.

As one nominator stated, "I can think of no other single contribution during the pandemic that has so directly enabled MIT to continue its research and educational missions while keeping the community safe. This effort has been a spectacular success."

A very heartfelt thank you to the COVID Testing/COVID Apps Team.

  • Bill BridsInformation Systems and Technology Manager, Atlas IT Desk
  • Olujimi BrownDirector of Platform Engagement, Information Systems and Technology
  • Ketline EdouardNurse Practice Manager for Medical Specilaties and Covid testing sites, MIT Medical
  • Shawn FerulloAssociate Medical Director & Chief of Student Health, MIT Medical
  • Kyle FilipeDirector, IT Support Services, Information Systems and Technology
  • Christopher GilesManager, Digital Communications, Information Systems and Technology
  • Marco GomesDirector, Infrastructure Operations, Information Systems and Technology
  • Rikus GoosenApplications Architect, Information Systems and Technology
  • Juan HeynsInformation Systems and Technology
  • Matt IsgurSr Manager, Campus Safety & Security Infrastructure, Information Systems & Technology
  • Maureen JohnstonDirector of Clinical Operations and Chief of Nursing, MIT Medical
  • Terrence JordanSolutions Architect, Information Systems and Technology
  • Eamon KearnsSenior Director, Emerging Solutions, Information Services and Technology
  • Dudley KirkpatrickInformation Systems and Technology
  • Elizabeth McManusIT Project Manager, Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer
  • Jagruti PatelSenior Director, Special Projects, Office of the Chancellor
  • Jonathan PelletierSupervisor, Medical Laboratory, MIT Medical
  • April Julich PerezExecutive Director, MISTI School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Steven PetsingerSolutions Architect, Information Systems and Technology
  • Janis PuibelloAssociate Chief Nursing, Quality & Nursing Admin, MIT Medical
  • George RochBusiness Intelligence Analyst, Information Systems and Technology
  • Maura RowleyNurse Practice Manager, MIT Medical
  • Michael Patrick RutterSenior Advisor for Communications, Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Brian SchuetzExecutive Director, MIT Medical Administration, MIT Medical
  • Jacqueline SherryClinical Service Lead, Occ & Envr Med Campus Health, MIT Medical
  • Jane SylvesterDirector, Ancillary Services, MIT Medical
  • Werner SwiegersInformation Systems and Technology
  • Kate TrimbleSenior Associate Dean & Director, OEL, OVC Department Heads
  • David TytellDirector of Communications, MIT Medical
  • Doug WalshManager, Project Management, Information Services and Technology