CGH Study Break - Learn about the 2018 Global Health Case Competition

December 6, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Clemons Library - 4th Floor
GHCC 2018

Join us a CGH Study Break to learn more about the 2018 CGH Global Health Case Competition!

Wednesday 6 December, 7-9PM, Clemson Library, 4th floor


The UVA intramural global health case competition is an event designed to prompt undergraduate and graduate students within our university to recognize their unique individual potentials for contributing to the needs of global health and become empowered to address these needs in their future careers. Interdisciplinary teams are assigned a global health case on a Monday and have through Friday to deliberate, strategize, and innovate on the given issue. On the following Saturday, a multidisciplinary panel of judges will award the winning team. The judges may also choose to award a Center for Global Health University Scholar Award so that a team with an exemplarily proposal can implement it with an international partner.

UVA is one of a small group of insititutions that writes new global health cases annually. We want these cases to be pedagogical tools published by our internal publishing group through the Darden graduate school of business and thus strive to incorporate both primary and secondary research into the case based on feedback from a community partner. We also believe that our honest cases give competition participants the unique opportunity to deliver a high-impact solution for real global health clients within a low-stakes environment.

The topic for the 2018 competition is a secret until we release the case on Monday, January 22rd – but we promise it will be as exciting and rigorous as in previous years.

Our goal is to provide a realistically complex case that challenges student teams to:

  • SYNTHESIZE information from diverse sources and perspectives

  • WORK WITHIN the human and material strengths and constraints of the situation

  • INNOVATE for real issues that affect real people

  • COLLABORATE with students from different disciplines

  • LEARN from fellow teams, your team mentor, and competition judges

The competition promotes understanding the structural and social determinants of health, incorporates faculty mentorship, and focuses on under-served settings. It provides an avenue for students to design real interventions that they may go on to pursue as full-scale research projects.