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Wednesday, January 23 2013, 12:00 AM to 11:45 PM


Can Bollywood stars save a country from smoking? Is micro-finance the answer to malnutrition in Malawi? What are the ethics governing aid programs? What can I do to make a difference in global health? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, then consider participating in the UVA Global Health Case Competition!

Modeled on the International Global Health Case Competition at Emory University, the Global Health Case Competition fosters a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple schools and disciplines to promote awareness of and develop innovative solutions for current, critical global health issues. The event focuses on a global health-related case that will require an interdisciplinary approach to formulate recommendations regarding the case that may involve issues such as health care policy, public health implementation and planning, business partnership/investment, medical research, logistics management, faith/cultural understanding, and international law.

Learn more at the U.Va. Global Health Case Competition Social Hour, Monday, Jan. 21, 5 to 7 p.m. at OpenGrounds Studio on the Corner. There will be free food!

if you can't join us on Monday, here's the skinny: The Case Competition brings together students from across the University to dream up relevant strategies to challenging global health issues. Teams will be assigned a 'case' on Monday, Feb. 18, and will have one week to deliberate, strategize, and innovate on a given global health issue. Then, on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 12 to 5 p.m., teams will present their work to a group of esteemed judges for a chance to take home the grand prize of $1,200 for the winning team, or $600 for the runners up. Groups of students can enter the competition or individuals can be randomly assigned to teams.

Registration deadline: Wed., Jan. 23, at 11:59 p.m.  


Questions? Email Colleen Laurence at


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Announcement: Opportunities, Event: Community Service, Event: Special Event