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2017 UK Global Health Case Competition

Registration is open for the 2017 Global Health Case Competition!
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Congratulations to UK's 2017 winning team! We wish them luck as they prepare to compete at Emory University in March:

  • Luke Archer, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Yujie Ding, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kara Jolly, College of Medicine
  • Carine Malekera, Colleges of Health Sciences and Public Health
  • Kandice Roberts, College of Medicine
  • Tina Trieu, College of Pharmacy

What is the UK Global Health Case Competition?
This innovative student competition will rally graduate and undergraduate students from various UK colleges to form interdisciplinary teams that will develop strategies to address a critical global health challenge. These strategies will be presented to a panel of judges on January 21, 2017 and the top team will be chosen to advance to the 2017 International Emory Global Health Case Competition held March 23-25, 2017 at Emory University. They will face teams from 23 other universities, and the first-place team will win $6,000. 

To watch a video about the Emory Global Health Case Competition, click here

What is the time commitment for participants?
The case will be released the week of the competition. Presentations will be due on the morning of Saturday, January 21, 2017. Once the case is released, each team may decide when and how much to work on its presentation. There will be a team work day held on Friday, January 20, 2017. Teams are encouraged to stay Saturday night for networking and social activities.

What is the topic of the 2017 case? 
For this year's scenario, each student will serve as a multidisciplinary consultant team to the President of Honduras, in an effort to reduce gun violence in the country. Honduras has been declared the most violent country in the world due to a devastatingly high murder rate. A competition will be held which will allow the great minds of the nation, and the world, to come together and design a solution to the violence they face on a daily basis.

How many students can participate?
Teams will be randomly formed, and made up of 4-6 students, each team representing a minimum of 3 colleges. The maximum amount of teams will be 18. 

How to Apply

Who can participate?
Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at UK are invited to participate. Teams should be comprised of four to six students and at least 3 schools should be represented. After you register and are selected, members will be randomly assigned to teams. Post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to participate. Students who wish to participate may come from any UK college, but experience or interest in global health is crucial.

How do I register for the case competition?
Registration for 2017 opens on December 1, 2016 and will remain open through December 16, 2016 at midnight. Check back here for further instructions, coming soon. 

2017 Competition Schedule

Important Dates for the Competition:

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Registration Opens
  • Monday, January 9, 2017 - Registration Closes
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 , 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Team “Meet and Greet” & Presentation Workshop - WT Young Library
  • Friday, January 20, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Global Health Lecture Series (all participants expected to attend) - Chandler Hospital Pavilion A Auditorium
  • Friday, January 20, 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Competition workday and mentor sessions - Gatton College of Business and Econimics
  • Saturday, January 21, 8:00 am - 2:30 pm - Competition Presentation Day - Gatton College of Business and Economics

Competition Day Schedule - Gatton College of Business and Economics

Saturday, January 21, 2016

  •  7:30 am - Presentation Deadline
  •  7:00 am - 8:00 am -  Breakfast & Team Check-In
  •  ​8:00 am - 8:30 am - Rules & Expectations
  •  8:30 am - 10:00 am - Presentations Round 1 
  • 10:00 am - 12:15 pm - Announcement of Finalists, Judges Feedback, Reception
  • 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm - Final Presentations and Announcement of Award Winners

For more information and volunteer opportunities please contact:
Alison C. Salyer
Global Health Coordinator

For more information regarding the 2017 competition at Emory University, visit here.