Goals and Rules
The aim of the Global Public Health Case Competition is to train the next generation of leaders through a unique competition experience built upon a real‐world challenge.
- This competition is limited to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Iowa.
- A minimum of one College of Public Health student must be on each team.
- One undergraduate and one graduate student must be on each team.
- Three academic disciplines must be represented.
- No more than two students from the same academic department can be on one team
- Acceptance into the competition is based on overall participation and case logistics. It is at the discretion of the case competition planning committee.
- The teams’ case solutions should be innovative yet feasible (i.e., have the potential to be applied in the real world)
- Teams are limited to 3 1-hour meetings with a faculty mentor
- Teams may contact university staﬀ, faculty, or relevant professionals for guidance.
- Members of the Case Writing Team cannot be contacted
- Library and electronic sources are permitted.
- The competition time will be limited to 15 minutes to present, and 10 minutes to answer questions from the judges
- Teams should not discuss their case presentations or the case content with other teams until the judges have completed ﬁnal scoring.
- Teams should not discuss the case with the case competition planning committee
- Team captains should contact email@example.com with any questions.
Judges and Scoring
- The competition judges are experts from a variety of disciplines and will critique and evaluate students’ recommendations
- The panel of judges represents a variety of disciplines appropriate to the case topic and mimics the multi-‐sectorial nature of decision‐making bodies
- Judges will consider the following aspects when evaluating teams’ recommendations:
- Justification for the recommendations proposed (data and evidence)
- Creativity and innovation
- Organization and clarity
- Delivery (voice, body, eye contact)
- Judging criteria may also include case-‐speciﬁc information around feasibility, sustainability, and acceptability of the proposed ideas.
Competencies that students can develop through this opportunity include:
- synthesizing information under pressure
- prioritizing issues
- recognizing and working within resource constraints
- working within and appreciating multidisciplinary teams
- integrating various perspectives and methods
- leadership and team negotiation skills
- applying evidence-‐based decision-‐making to global health problems
Dates and Deadlines
Dates and Deadlines
- Sign-up through:
September 22, 2019
- Teams announced:
September 24, 2019
- Case topic announced:
September 25, 2019, at 12:30, C217 CPHB
- Team presentations are due via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 P.M. on October 20, 2019.
- Case Competition begins 12:30 October 21, 2019, C217 CPHB
- Awards will be announced following the Distinguished Faculty Lecture on October 23, 2019 at 12:30 P.M., N110 CPHB