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Global Health Case Competition

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The goal of this competition is to promote awareness of 21st century global health issues, introduce students to diverse factors that impact decision-making, and encourage students from different disciplines to collaborate on solutions. 

 

WIN a sponsored two-week trip to a Sub-Saharan African country to research your team’s solutions to a global health problem with in-country competition partners.

 

COLLABORATE with students from different disciplines on a real global health issue and develop innovative solutions.

 

SOLVE a complex global case with your team members

Important Dates

 

September 23, 2015
Kickoff event @ 5 pm in Grover E205
October 12, 2015
Deadline to register your team by 5 pm EST
October 19, 2015
Release of the Case details by 8 am EST
November 2, 2015
Team Case Solution due by  8 am EST
November 9, 2015
Announcement of top 6 finalist teams by 5 pm EST
November 19, 2015
Case Competition Day
June 2016
Winning team travels to research their solution 
 

TEAMS & ELIGIBILITY

  • The competition is open to all OHIO undergraduate, graduate, and medical students enrolled full-time for Fall 2015-2016 (both main and regional campuses). Post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to participate.
  • Teams must consist of 4 students from at least 2 different colleges and 4 majors/ disciplines.

 

Visit the facebook page to connect with other students looking for team members

KICKOFF EVENT

September 23, 2015. 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Grover E205.

  • Meet the organizers and speak with other students interested in forming teams.

 

Please RSVP here

REGISTRATION

Sign up your team by October 12, 2015, 5 pm EST

Select a "team name" and nominate a "team contact person."   The team contact person/team member must sign up their team members. Information including first and last names, college, discipline/major and OHIO email address must be entered for all team members. Please consult with you team members before starting the Registration process.

CASE RELEASE

The case is released on October 19, 2015 at 8 am EST.

CASE SOLUTION SUBMISSION

Teams have until November 2, 2015 at 8 am EST to submit their case solution.

Teams submit a 5-8 page paper plus references in APA style through Blackboard.

Teams are encouraged to use a variety of sources including library materials, web sources, course notes, and textbooks.

Teams are judged on creativity, innovation, cultural appropriateness, clarity, quantitative and qualitative analysis, implementation strategies, and delivery. Analysis and recommendations should be presented in a manner that clearly and concisely covers all criteria. See below for rubrics.

FINALIST TEAMS

The top 6 teams will be announced on November 9, 2015 by 5 pm EST based on the written solutions.

Faculty and staff reviewers will judge the solutions based on the rubric.

COMPETITION DAY

When: November 19, 2015 (time- TBD)

Where: Baker Center

Judges: OHIO faculty and outside experts will utilize a presentation rubric.

6 finalist teams give 15 minute presentations followed by 5 minute Q & A

Attendance and presentation from all team members is mandatory.

TRAVEL ABROAD


If your team wins, you must be available to travel to a Sub-Saharan African country to research your solutions in June 2016.

During Spring 2016, the winning team can expect to spend up to 20 hours in preparation and collaboration with in-country partners prior to travel.

Students who graduate in May 2016, need to re-enroll at Ohio University to participate or can choose to graduate in Summer 2016, but still walk at graduation in May 2016. If you have questions about this, please contact globalhealth@ohio.edu

The Global Health Case Competition is sponsored by the Ohio University Global Health Initiative, a partnership between the College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

 

Other colleges supporting the travel awards are College of Arts and Sciences, Patton College of Education, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, and Scripps College of Communication.

 

The competition is conducted during International Education Week (IEW).

 

If you have questions about the Global Health Case Competition, please contact Dr. Deborah Meyer (meyerd1@ohio.edu) or submit your questions to the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ohioGHCC

 

The Ohio University Global Health Case Competition is a unique opportunity for Ohio University graduate and undergraduate students from multiple disciplines to research global health issues and develop innovative solutions to global health challenges. The winning team will receive sponsored travel to participate in an overseas global health activity to implement their solution in collaboration with the competition partners. The main aim of this competition is to promote awareness of 21st century global health issues, introduce students to diverse factors that impact decision-making, and encourage students from different disciplines to collaborate on solutions. Teams will receive details about the specific case two weeks before the actual competition day in November. The Global Health Case Competition is sponsored by the Ohio University Global Health Initiative, a partnership of the College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.