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The Global Health Case Competition is an exciting and unique opportunity for students at UAB to come together as multidisciplinary teams and propose innovative recommendations to a global health issue. The 2023 competition took place on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Recordings of the final round presentations can be found on our YouTube channel. 


GHCC Timeline

Components of a GHCC

  • Team Registration

    Students can sign up as individuals or as a team. To register as a team, gather 4-6 representing at least 3 UAB schools.

    • 1 graduate SOPH student, 3 undergraduate SOPH students, one School of Engineering, and 1 Collat School of Business student
    • 2 graduate SOPH students, 2 SOM students, 1 CAS student
    • 1 SON student, 1 SHP student, 1 SOM student, 1 SOPH student, 2 CAS students
    The possibilities are endless! For undergraduate students, your school is based off you major (not a minor).

  • Individual Registration

    Registration for the 2023 Case Competition is open. If you want to register as an individual and be placed on a team, follow the instructions and fill out the registration form on this page. We will do our best to arrange teams for individuals. Team registration gets first priority.

  • Faculty mentors

    Each team competiting will be assigned a UAB Faculty member as a mentor that they can consult for up to one hour during the case competition week.

    Team captains will receive an email connecting them to their assigned mentor in mid to late January. It is imperative that teams reach out to schedule a meeting time with their mentor as soon as possible in order to respect the time that Faculty members are offering to support you in the competition.
  • Case release & competition week

    The case will be released via email to the team captains on the Monday before Competition Day. View examples of past cases & winning presentations here.

    From that point until the end of the competition, teams cannot discuss the case topic with other competing teams or professors at UAB that are not their assigned mentor.

    Teams can (and are encouraged to) consult with academic sources through UAB libraries or other sources to support the development of their response to this year's case. All sources should be properly cited in the final presentation.
  • Competition Day

    Teams present their proposals during a 15 minute presentation on Competition Day (a Saturday) to a panel of judges followed by a 10 minute Q&A from the judges.

    The 3 finalists teams will be announced at a luncheon following the presentations. Finalists will then present again to the full panel of judges and winners will be announced after. 

    Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.
    1st Place Team-- $1,500
    2nd Place Team-- $1,000
    3rd Place Team-- $500

    Members from the winning teams will also have the opportunity to advance and compete in the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition.

Why should you compete in a GHCC?

  • Meet global health faculty here at UAB and global health professionals from the community... networking!
  • Interact with students from across the UAB campus
  • Connect your area of study to global health work in real life situations. Whether it's engineering, public health, business, medicine, education, theatre or any other areas of study, you have information & ideas to bring to the table.
  • Learn about the real-life economic, ethical and cultural issues encountered in global health
  • Take your shot at the cash prize awards for the 3 finalist teams!

Questions? Please contact Camryn Durham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 205-975-1272.