2019 Global Health Case Competition Results

February 7, 2019

Congratulations to everyone involved in the 2019 Global Health Case Competition this past weekend. Students spent a week developing sustainable, feasible, and creative solutions to to address challenges around refugee health and well-being in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Read the full caseThe judges and case competition staff were very impressed by the dedication and quality of work from all of the teams. This year, there were 78 students from sixteen different schools and colleges within the University of Minnesota who competed and fifteen dedicated faculty and staff coaches who supported them throughout. Our judging panel this year spanned a wide variety of professions and ways of interacting with refugee and immigrant health services around the state. Congratulations to our finalist teams and our winners, who will go on to compete in the 2019 International Emory Global Health Case Competition in March.

First Place - Team 8

Team 8 and their coach, dressed in coordinating red, black, and blue suits. All smiling.

Team 8, left to right: Malvikha Manoj, College of Liberal Arts; Pang Chaxiong, College of Education and Human Development; Coach Karin Hamilton, College of Veterinary Medicine; Tounhia Khang, School of Public Health; and Anne Li, School of Public Health. 

Runners up - Team 7

Team 7, wearing coordinating blue, white, and black suits.

Team 7, left to right: Hibo Wehelie, College of Biological Sciences; Kristine Kancans, College of Liberal Arts; Julia Kancans, College of Liberal Arts; Tsegereda Lamesgin, School of Public Health; Atticus Wolfe, School of Public Health; Khadija Mohamed, College of Liberal Arts.  

Runners up - Team 5

team five, wearing coordinating red, white, and black suits.

Team 5, left to right: Lauren Tehan, College of Biological Sciences; Neelam Chandiramani, College of Biological Sciences; Tripura Talagadadeevi, College of Liberal Arts; Alexandra Mueller, College of Biological Sciences; Elizabeth Johnson, College of Biological Sciences, School of Public Health; Carolyn Handke, Allied Health Programs.