About the GHCC

Northwestern University’s Intramural Global Health Case Competition brings together both undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines to develop innovative solutions to global health issues.

After submitting an application and being placed in a team of five, participants will have a chance to meet and practice solving sample case studies with their team. Two weeks before the competition, teams will receive the selected case and will have that two week to prepare a solution. The week before the competition, teams will have the opportunity to meet with a mentor to help craft their solutions and presentation. The day of the competition, they will present their solutions to a panel of judges who are selected based on their expertise related to the case. The judges will then score the teams and announce the winner.

Students chosen to participate in this year's competition will be expected to be present on the following dates:

  • February 3: Meeting to distribute the case
  • February 10: Mentor meetings
  • February 18: Case Competition

The winning team will represent Northwestern at the Emory Global Health Case Competition on March 24 and 25. All expenses will be covered by the NUGHCC sponsors.


2017 GHCC Student Advisory Committee:

Jo Ann Efobi is a senior studying Neuroscience and French. She is an international student from Nigeria and is interested in global health and the provision of mental health services to refugee populations. She participated in the Global Health Competition last year and thought that it was very informative and joined the Advisory Committee to encourage more students to participate. On campus, Jo Ann works in a Psychology lab and is a Chemistry tutor in the PLUS program.

Patrick Liu is a junior majoring in Psychology, Biology, and Neuroscience. He has studied abroad on a global health program in China, and he is looking forward to learning more about global health in medical school. Having participated in the Global Health Case Competition twice in the past, he is very excited to help plan it this year. Patrick also loves playing tennis, eating fried chicken, and watching every movie on the IMDb Top 250 list.

Sophia Olmos is a junior studying Biology and Global Health. She is very passionate about minority health and health inequalities and hopes to pursue a career in the public health sector that works to investigate and alleviate these issues. Sophia has participated in the Global Health Case Competition in the past and saw it as a wonderful opportunity to learn from her fellow colleagues and think critically about health issues facing our world today. She is very excited to be able to provide other students with the opportunity to participate in this event. On-campus, Sophia is on a dance team and is an active member of her sorority.

Kaley Wendorf is a senior majoring in Integrated Engineering Studies with minors in African Studies and Global Health. She is passionate about the right to health and healthcare equity, and hopes to pursue a career healthcare management and policy. The Global Health Case Competition is one of her favorite events at Northwestern, and she's excited to help organize it again! Outside of NUGHCC, Kaley is an admissions counselor for Northwestern and serves on the executive board of her sorority. 

 

 


2016 GHCC Faculty Advisory Committee:

Michael Diamond, MS
Adjunct Lecturer, Global Health Studies
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Shannon Galvin, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Director, Center for Global Health
Feinberg School of Medicine

Peter Locke, PhD
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Anthropology and Global Health Studies
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Sarah Rodriguez, PhD
Lecturer, Global Health Studies
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
Lecturer, Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Feinberg School of Medicine

Noelle Sullivan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Anthropology and Global Health Studies
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Sera Young, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences