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 20 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 23, 2021
- Case announced:
September 27, 2021 at the 12:30 Spotlight Session
- Team presentations recordings are due via email to email@example.com by November 10, 2021.
- Case Presentation Recordings will be shown November 12, 2021 at 12:30pm
- Live Judging Q&A November 15, 2021
- Competition Awards November 17, 2021