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Case Competition

The Fall 2021 Virtual Global Health Case Competition is an innovative student competition that rallies graduate and undergraduate students from across UK to form interdisciplinary teams that develop strategies to address a critical global health challenge.  

Congratulations to Team 6, winners of the Fall 2021 Virtual Global Health Case Competition! Team members are:

First Name

Last Name

College

Concentration

Caleb

Chaudry

Business and Economics

Marketing

Emma Grace

Hague

Arts and Sciences,Public Health

Pre-Bachelor of Public Health, Minor in Biology

Morgan

Mahone

Social Work

Master of Social Work

Evelyn

Mickschl

Communication and Information

Pre-journalism

Tran

Nguyen

Pharmacy

PharmD/MBA

 

The Fall 2021 Global Health Case Competition engaged students to come up with a plan to combat climate change and the related damage of hurricanes for their choice of 1 of 5 countries: Dominican Republic, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, and the Philippines.

Team 6 beat out strong competition with strategies for the Phillipines that were presented to a panel of global health professionalds. The winning prize was $1,500.00 and the team also has an invitation to represent UK at Emory University's 2022 International Case Competition (learn more about 2020's Emory event here!).

In addition, participants listened to virtual keynote "Climate Changes Health” given by Dr. Perry Sheffield from the New York Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Sheffield is significantly involved in efforts to study the effects of environment on health and social justice, particularly for children. 

Contact Craig Borie at craig.borie@uky.edu if you have questions about the next Global Health Case Competition, tentatively scheduled for Fall 2022, and best wishes on your journey to becoming a global health leader.

  • When: November 6th, 2021

  • Deadline to Register: Stay tuned for the Fall 2022 Case Competition!

  • All majors welcome to participate

Additional Information

Who can participate?

Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in any UK college are invited to participate. Teams are comprised of four to six students and at least 3 different UK colleges must be represented. Already formed teams can work together as long as they meet the requirement of no more than 3 members from the same college.

After you register and are selected, members will be randomly assigned to teams.  Post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to participate.

Teams with members from diverse backgrounds and colleges are often able to create more well-rounded case solutions, and have a better chance of advancing to the final round.

How many students can participate?

Teams are made up of 4-6 students, each team representing a minimum of 3 colleges. The maximum number of teams will be 18.

What is the time commitment for participants?

The case is released late on the Monday before the Saturday competition. Presentations will be due the morning of the competition. 

Once the case is released, it is at each team's discretion as to how much time it spends working on its presentation. In addition to attendance at mandatory events the week of the competition, successful teams have found that spending an additional 10-20 hours working together on their project yields optimal results.

Below is the general schedule:

  • Friday – Deadline for registration
  • Monday – Participants receive case and team assignment
  • Tuesday – Meet and Greet, orientation from 5-6pm
    • Opening remarks, meet event organizers
    • Overview of the week’s schedule
    • Case presentation overview
  • Friday – Team workday and time with mentors 1:30pm – 5:00pm. 
  • Saturday – Case Competition 8:00am – 4:00pm

Go ahead and be optimistic with your planning, as the winning UK team will also be competing virtually at the Emory International Case Competition in Spring 2023, with the week leading up to it similar to UK's case competition scheduling format.

Note:

  • Friday time with mentors is a range of times when mentoring will occur. Each team will only receive 1 hour of scheduled mentorship, then are free to pursue other obligations, including working on the case.
  • Saturday, Case Competition presentation day- Teams will attend a short opening session, are scheduled for a 30 minute presentation (including Q&A) and are welcome to virtually attend a 30 minute awards ceremony and closing.

What were the case topics in past years?

Past topics have included gun violence in Honduras, tobacco use in India, childhood obesity in Mexico, unknown viral outbreak in Qatar during the World Cup, palliative care needs in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

How do I register for the case competition?

Applications will go live during the Fall 2022 semester

Contact Craig Borie at craig.borie@uky.edu with any questions.