Statewide Save the Date 2020

The Statewide Global Health Case Competition is an exciting and unique opportunity for undergraduate students from various universities across the state of Alabama to come together as multidisciplinary teams and propose innovative recommendations to a global health issue.  Students will sign up as a team. It is recommended that each team have students from various schools/departments. An example for a team might be 1 undergraduate health professions/public health major, 1 undergraduate biology major, 1 pyschology major, and 2 undergraduate business majors.

How does it work?

The case will be released via email to the team captains on the Monday before the competition. Teams have until Saturday to craft and perfect their proposals, which they will have 15 minute to present to a panel of judges followed by a 10 minute Q&A from the judges. The top 3 teams from the morning round will be announced at a lunch. These teams will advance to the final round presentation in the afternoon. The final round is open to the public. After a final deliberation, judges will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.


Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

1st Place Team-- $1,500
2nd Place Team-- $1,000
3rd Place Team-- $500

Dates & Events Information

We hope your university will join us at the 4th annual Statewide Global Health Case Competition on Saturday, February 22nd from 9am to 3pm. The competition will take place in the Ryals Public Health Building at 1665 University Blvd. 

  • October 24, 2019 - Preregistration open. University contacts should preregister their school to secure a place for their teams
  • November 2, 2019 - Students and unversity contacts interested in the Statewide Competition are encouraged to attend the Final Round of the UAB GHCC on Saturday, Nov 2nd. at 1pm in the Ryals Public Health Building room 407. 
  • January 27 - February 5, 2020 - Student teams register with each team members' information (name, major, email) & a creative team name. One team member should be designated as team captain. When we confirm teams, we will assign them a UAB faculty mentor they can meet (in person or virtually) during the competition week for feedback and gudiance on their presentations
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Virtual Team Meet & Greet. At least one member from each team should attend. We will review rules and answer any questions leading up to the competition
  • Monday, February 17, 2020 - Case topic is released to team captains
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 - Competition Day


Please contact Katie Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 205-975-7628

Why you should do this?

  • Chance to meet global health faculty here at UAB and global health professionals from across the state and community
  • Opportunity to interact with students from across UAB and other state universities, as you work on a team, bringing your unique strengths to solving this case
  • Learn about the real-life economic, ethical and cultural issues encountered in global health

Student experience:

"The UAB and Statewide Global Health Case Competition were truly life changing experiences. The case competitions really emphasize taking what we learn in our public health classes and implementing those different skills and techniques to real life situations. That was probably my favorite aspect of the competition because it really brings to life what we students could possibly be doing in our future careers. The competition also helped me clearly realize what career and academic path I want to work towards and I don't think that would have been possible without the case competitions."- Aseel Hajazin, UAB

Statewide Pre-registration Form

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