2013 Competition Details
Anna Van Windekens, Chair
Xavier Van Windekens
Sherif Barsoum, M.S., Director of International Student and Scholar Services
Dominique P. Béhague, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Health and Society
Corbette Doyle, E.M.B.A., Lecturer in Organizational Leadership
Carol Etherington, M.S.N., R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing and VIGH Associate Director for Community Health Initiatives
Doug Heimburger, M.D., M.S., Professor of Medicine and VIGH Associate Director for Education and Training
Todd Lawrence, M.S., Global Health and International Development Specialist
Keith G. Meador, M.D., M.P.H., Th.M., Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Psychiatry
Thomas Schwartz, Ph.D., Professor of History, Political Science, and European Studies
Jeffery Stovall, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Residency Training Director for the Adult Psychiatry Program
|• The Case
• Event Information
Mental Health in Post-Revolution Egypt
(edited by Eric Wheeler)
As a result of the political, social, and economic upheaval linked to the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, the youth of Egypt have experienced significant psychological trauma. The University of Cairo and Egypt's Ministry of Health have launched a new initiative, Healthy Minds, Healthy Youth, to promote community mental health care in Cairo, seeking to mitigate the negative impact of traumatic experiences on those affected in the wake of the Revolution.
The University of Cairo and the Egyptian Ministry of Health have solicited proposals from a number of different groups. They will convene to hear the presentation proposals, review the recommendations, and ultimately select one group's program for funding. Drawing upon your team's research and expertise, your task is to propose a strategy for the Healthy Minds, Healthy Youth initiative to address the complex and multifaceted mental health Crisis in the capital city. Your recommendations should specifically focus on the mental health needs of young Cairo residents (15-24 years old) following the Revolution. You and your group have discretion to allocate up to $1.5 million USD over no more than 3 years for your proposed intervention.
(edited by Eric Wheeler)
Mental health is a broad and complex topic. As such, your recommendations should be based on the needs you identify in Cairo within the specific population of 15-24 year-olds as they pertain to post-Revolution trauma. We strongly encourage you to incorporate some or all of the following elements into your proposal (as well as any other considerations you deem significant): 1. access to care, 2. marginalized or minority communities, 3. impact of gender on perception and treatment of mental illness, 4. innovative models for outreach and delivery of case, and 5. stigmatization of mental illness.
Case Competition Fundraiser at Sweet Cece's
Sunday, February 10, 2013
4-7 p.m. | Sweet Cece's in Hillsboro Village, 1708 21st Avenue South
The VIGH Student Advisory Council is hosting a fundraiser at Sweet CeCe's in Hillsboro Village on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Stop by to say "hello" to the 2013 Case Competition participants, members of the Case Competition Committee, and the Student Advisory Council. Twenty percent of the proceeds made between 4 and 7 p.m. will be donated to support the Case Competition, so bring your friends and your appetite!
Case Competition Kick-off Reception and Case Reveal
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
7 - 8:30 p.m. | Centennial Perk, 2525 West End Avenue, 8th floor
Meet your teammates at the Case Competition Kick-off Reception where the details of the case will be revealed promptly at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments provided, casual dress.
Directions: Centennial Perk is located on the 8th floor of the 2525 West End Avenue building, above the VU Bookstore.
Parking: 2-hour free parking in the lot directly in front of the building, metered on-street parking on West End Avenue. We cannot validate parking tickets.
Case preparation rooms available
Friday, February 15, 2013
4 - 10 p.m. | Buttrick Hall
Each team has the option to use a designated workspace reserved in Buttrick Hall from 4 - 10 p.m.
Directions: Buttrick Hall is located on main campus, between Rand and Featheringill-Jacobs Halls. Click here for map.
Parking: There is very limited parking near Buttrick Hall. Click here for a parking map.
Case Competition Presentations and Awards
Saturday, February 16, 2013
12 - 5 p.m. | Light Hall North Lobby and Light Hall 202, 208, and 214
Final team presentations must be submitted to the registration desk in North Lobby of Light Hall by 12 p.m. Boxed lunches will be provided, with refreshments available throughout the afternoon. Case presentations to judges will begin at 1 p.m. in Light Hall 202 and 208. Two teams will advance to the final round. The day will end with an awards presentation. Professional dress.
Directions: Light Hall is located between the main Vanderbilt University Hospital and the VA Hospital, directly adjacent to Langford Auditorium, and across from Au Bon Pain. Click here for map.
Parking: There is limited metered, on-street parking on Garland Avenue and on 24th Avenue in front of the VA (free all day Saturday). Parking is also available in the South Garage; the gates to enter and exit the South Garage from Children's Way should be open all weekend.
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