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2018 Global Health Case Competition


Welcome to the 2018 Global Health Case Competition! We're excited you are interested in being part of this fabulous experience!

The Global Health Case Competition is an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to a global health problem. 

The Case and Schedule of Events

The case topic is top-secret until the Reveal. All participants are required to attend the Reveal on Wednesday, February 7 from 6pm-8pm at the Sarratt Cinema. There will be a small reception following the Reveal.

The Competition will be held on Saturday, February 17 from 8am-1pm at the Featheringill Hall Auditorium and Atrium (room 134). A small breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Sign Up

Register here by February 2!

Participants compete in teams of 4-6 students. Each team must have at least three (3) different Vanderbilt or Meharry schools/colleges represented. Global health is an interdisciplinary field and draws its strength from a diversity of perspectives. Successful teams include undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from multiple backgrounds who each provide necessary insight to the issue. Medical knowledge is helpful but not necessary.

Students can register as a full team (4-6 students), a partial team (2-3 students), or individually. Partial teams and individuals will be placed on interdisciplinary teams and notified of their teammates the week before the Reveal.

Competing in and Winning the Competition

Teams will be divided into four 'tracks' on competition day. One winner will be selected from each track to compete in the final round. All participants should be present for the entire duration of the competition (8am-1pm). Each winning team will receive a small prize/money.

The Winning Team will represent Vanderbilt at the  2018 International Global Health Case Competition held at Emory University on March 16-17 (costs are covered by SAC).

2018 Global Health Case Competition Committee

Case Competition Committee Co-Chairs
Olivia Harris
Miller Morris

Committee Members
Jonathan Algoo
Grace Callahan
Ellen Cammarano
Adeline Ewing
Katie Gao
Anna Kuo
Caroline Lalla
Victoria Mityul
Sylvie Muhimpundu
Maris Paden
Sanjana Satish
Kayla Somerville
Andrea Zhang

Marie Martin
Elizabeth Rose