Case Competition

Global Health Case Competition

Presented by Rutgers Global Health Institute, the Global Health Case Competition is a new, semester-long event in which Rutgers students team up to design community-centered solutions to global health problems. The 2021 case competition, which runs from January 26 through April 6, will focus on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable communities in New Jersey.

Undergraduate and graduate students from across the university were invited to apply by the application deadline of December 31, 2020. These applications are under review, and eight interdisciplinary teams are being formed. During a kickoff event on January 26, 2021, each team will be paired with a faculty mentor, and all teams will be assigned a case study based on the same problem. Each team will then spend the semester identifying key issues, developing a strategy, and devising a sustainable solution. At a concluding event on April 6, the teams will present their solutions and compete for $1,000, $500, and $250 prizes. Rutgers Global Health Institute will help the three winning teams explore additional funding to implement their solutions in the community.

 

Benefits of participating

  • Broaden your knowledge via educational sessions and workshops on topics in global health, design thinking, and presentation skills
  • Network with faculty and students in diverse global health-related fields
  • Gain practical experience in addressing global health issues
  • Build your resume and receive a certificate of participation
  • Compete for prizes and opportunities to implement solutions within real communities

 

Cost

This event is made possible through an RBHS-IDEA Innovation Grant, and there is no cost to participating students.

 

Eligibility

Ideally, the Global Health Case Competition will represent a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Undergraduate and graduate students from any major or degree program, and from any Rutgers location, were invited to apply by the deadline of December 31, 2020.

 

Time commitment

The Global Health Case Competition will require participation in organized didactics, information gathering, and ongoing team discussions to formulate a unique, population-driven solution for the assigned case. This requires a commitment of approximately two to four hours per week throughout the semester.

Important dates to keep in mind are the kickoff event on January 26, 2021, as well as the final presentations and award ceremony on April 6. Various educational sessions and workshops will be offered in February and March.

 

Learn more

The application deadline of December 31, 2020, has passed. Applicants will receive further information about the next steps prior to the January 26 kickoff event.

For more information, please contact casecompetition@globalhealth.rutgers.edu.