The Basics

ALL STUDENTS – whether part of a team or not – ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS REGISTRATION FORM

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 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.

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 2017 competition is a secret until we release the case on Monday, January 23rd – 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.

ALL STUDENTS – whether part of a team or not – ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS REGISTRATION FORM