An Innovative Idea to Eradicate Polio

Harvey Arbesman

Published November 29, 2012

A UB clinical professor is one of five winners of an international crowdsourcing contest held to develop new approaches to polio vaccination that finally will rid the planet of the disease.

Crowdsourcing harnesses the “wisdom of the crowd” to solicit innovative ideas to society’s most intractable problems from beyond the boundaries of the professionals traditionally tasked with solving them.