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Save the date for the next UAB GHCC on February 6, 2021! 

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. All UAB students are encouraged to participate.

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Components of a GHCC

  • Information Sessions

    Information Sessions are an opportunity to hear from Sparkman Center & Lister Hill Center staff about how the competition works and get your questions answered before putting your team together.

    Participation in an Information Session is not mandatory in order to register for the competition, but we highly encourage you to join

    We will have two information sessions this fall: Thursday, October 29th from noon-1pm and Monday, November 9th from 10-11am. Hope to see you there!
  • 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).

    Registration will open November 9th. To register you will need the name, email and major/school of each team member. Also come up with a team name!  Designate one member as your team captain. That person will share their cell number so we can text updates the day of the competition.  
    We will email you a confirmation that your team registration is complete.

    If you want to register as an individual and be placed on a team, follow the instructions to fill out the form below. 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 Monday, February 1st in the morning. 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 Saturday, February 6th 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 International Emory Global Health Case Competition.


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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!

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Registration has closed for the 2021 UAB Global Health Case Competition! Thank you to all the students and teams who registered. We are looking forward to an amazing competition this year.

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