The Global Health Case Competition, co-hosted by the Sparkman Center for Global Health, the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, and the Office of Education Abroad, 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.
Our next competition will take place Saturday, January 29th, 2022. Registration for the 2022 competition is closed, but you can watch the three finalists teams present in the afternoon by registering here.
Components of a GHCC
Team RegistrationStudents 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
Registration for the 2022 competition has closed. The team registration form will be posted below when it opens for the next GHCC 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.
Individual RegistrationIf 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.
Registration for the 2022 competition has closed. The individual registration form will be posted below when it opens for the next GHCC
Faculty mentorsEach 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 weekThe 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 DayTeams 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!