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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.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.