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Rick Weiss*
President and Founder of Viocare, Inc.,

Viocare, Inc. is a healthcare software company that develops innovative and scientifically-proven dietary and physical activity assessment and behavioral change systems for researchers, clinicians, and wellness counselors. Mr. Weiss has been the Principal Investigator on 19 National Institutes of Health grants and contracts, valued at over $8 million. These projects have formed the basis of Viocare’s product line including a wellness program for counselors, VioWell; an electronic dietary history questionnaire, VioScreen; and a community wellness portal for diabetes/obesity prevention, Princeton Living Well (PLW). One aspect of PLW is an incentive system that rewards consumers for their wellness efforts with products and services from local businesses. Viocare is working on several mobile applications including the “Mobile Food Intake Visual and Voice Recognizer” (FIVR) for the NIH Genes, Environment and Health Initiative to develop an accurate, inexpensive, and convenient new dietary assessment tool using a mobile phone. Viocare’s systems have been used by major research and clinical organizations such as Mayo Clinic, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Eli Lilly, FDA, USDA, and NIH. Mr. Weiss received the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2010 and two New Jersey Small Business Development Center Success Awards (1998, 2005). He has presented at major healthcare conferences and published in peer review journals about new techniques for dietary assessments.

Mr. Weiss received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Math with honors from Carnegie Mellon University and a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University. He started his career working at Bell Labs and held management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, and Squibb.