Past Competitions

2018

In 2018, Northwestern sent a multidisciplinary team of students to compete in two intramural case competitions.

The University of Notre Dame and the Eck Institute for Global Health hosted the first ever Regional Global Health Case Competition on February 2, 2018. 

Congratulations to the selected team, who won first place overall in the competition:

  • Melissa Calica, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ashwin Kulkarni, Medill School of Journalism
  • Abhaya Moturu, Pritzker School of Law
  • Anya Patel, School of Education and Social Policy
  • Tracy Swan, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Liam White, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

The Eck Institute for Global Health recapped the weekend: Eck Institute for Global Health Hosts Inaugural Regional Global Health Case Competition.

 

A second team participated in the International Emory Global Health Case Competition on March 16-18, 2018. The competition allows students to come together to promote awareness of and develop innovative solutions for 21st century global health issues, against teams from around the United States and the world. 

Congratulations to the students selected to represent Northwestern:

  • Giancarlo Atassi, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Chen Chen, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Matthew Doerfler, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Supriya Rastogi, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Emilie Umuhire, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Courtney Zhu, Medill School of Journalism

Head to the Global Health Portal for a competition recap, written by Courtney Zhu: The 2018 Emory International Global Health Case Competition: Diving Into Infectious Disease Containment.

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, Northwestern University held its 4th Annual Intramural Global Health Case Competition.

Congratulations to the winning team of the 2017 NUGHCC, who went on to compete at Emory's International Case Competition in Atlanta, GA:

  • Maria Clark, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Emmanuel Darko, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sedoo Ijir, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ferrona Lie, Kellogg School of Management
  • Max Wang, Feinberg School of Medicine

Read about their experience at the NU Global Health Portal: Five Northwestern Students Attend Emory Global Health Case Competition.

 

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On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Northwestern University held its 3rd Annual Intramural Global Health Case Competition. This year's case was graciously provided by the 2011 Emory Global Health Case Competition Writing Team. Students from both undergraduate and graduate schools came together to create possible solutions to a global health problem.

Congratulations to the winning team of the 2016 NUGHCC:

  • Raymond Dai, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michelle Lee, School of Education and Social Policy
  • Patrick Liu, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Karen Schmit, The Graduate School
  • Marcia White, School of Professional Studies

 

On Saturday, February 14, 2015 Northwestern University held its 2nd Annual Intramural Global Health Case Competition. Teams were made up of undergraduate and graduate students across all schools and various disciplines who competed to develop innovative, feasible, and sustainable global health solutions. The goal of the case study competition was to train the next generation of global health leaders through a unique competition experience built upon a real-world challenge.

Congratulations to the winning team of the 2015 NUGHCC:

  • Eleanor Burgess, School of Communication
  • Kori Cooper, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Marine Coste, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Shweta Hosakoppal, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kaitlyn Kunstman, Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Read more about it here:

 

"Thoughts from the 2nd Annual Global Health Case Competition" - NU Global Health Portal Blog

"Northwestern Hosts 2nd Annual Global Health Case Competition" - NU Global Health Portal Blog

"Emory Adventure: Finding Global Health Solutions for Central America" - NU Global Health Portal Blog

Check out 2nd Annual NUGHCC photos here!

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Northwestern University held its first intramural global health case competition on February 14-15, 2014. Teams were made up of undergraduate and graduate students across all schools and various different disciplines and competed to develop innovative, feasible, and sustainable global health recommendations. Specifically, they were tasked with designing an intervention to end malnutrition in Uganda and a corresponding presentation.

The winning team of the Northwestern case competition competed in Emory University’s Global Health Case Competition in Atlanta, which annually brings together over twenty teams from universities around the world. Travel expenses were paid by Northwestern.

See the following links for publicity around the competition:

"Northwestern holds first global health case competition" - Daily Northwestern Article

"Northwestern Hosts First Annual Global Health Case Competition" - Feinberg News

"A Lesson in Collaboration: NU's First Case Competition" - NU Global Health Portal Blog

"Addressing Real World Challenges" - Weinberg News