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Students: Register Now for Global Health Case Competition

Photo of students presenting at previous Global Health Case Competition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2021)  University of Kentucky students can register now to participate in the Global Health Case Competition, an innovative competition that brings together graduate and undergraduate students from across UK to address a critical global health challenge while gaining feedback from professionals in the field.

The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. The UK competition will be held virtually Nov. 6.

The top team will be awarded $1,500 in addition to earning the chance to represent UK at Emory University's 2022 International Case Competition where student teams will compete for $6,000 in cash prizes. Past topics have included: gun violence in Honduras, tobacco use in India, childhood obesity in Mexico, an unknown viral outbreak in Qatar during the World Cup and palliative care needs in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

All students from any college are welcome to participate, but interest in global health is crucial. Additionally, students can receive help in forming a team or come with one already established. For more information, visit the UK Global Health Case Competition website.

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