The Basics

The UVA Global Health Case Competition brings together students from across the University’s undergraduate and graduate schools to recognize their unique individual potentials for improving global health conditions. 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 one winning team the opportunity to represent UVA at the Emory International Global Health Case Competition as well as cash prizes. 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.

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Participants are welcome to engage in an Open Table discussion on Monday January 25th to learn about strategies for approaching global health cases. The official 2016 case will be released Monday evening, and teams will have until Friday to creatively design a proposal and meet with the assigned mentor. Final presentations and judging will happen on Saturday January 30th.

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Any UVA student can participate! No prior experience is necessary, and we encourage students from all disciplines of study to get involved.

Students can register for the competition as part of a pre-formed team or as an individual. Pre-formed teams may have a maximum of 6 and a minimum of 4 people on their team. Pre-formed teams must have at least three different disciplines represented on their team.

Online registration will run from Sunday, November 15th through Tuesday, December 8th. ALL STUDENTS – whether part of a team or not – ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM.

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History & Participant Resources

The UVA Center for Global Health has hosted the Global Health Case Competition for four years running! Winners of the UVA Global Health Case Competition have been historically awarded the opportunity to compete in the Emory International Global Health Case Competition, which brings together interdisciplinary teams from universities around the world! We recommend that all aspiring participants peruse these resources on their website.

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