An interdisciplinary team of students from the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering received first place in the UF Global Health Case Competition held February 11.
The team will head to Atlanta next month to compete in the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition.
At the UF Global Health Case Competition, teams were presented with a case regarding record-breaking monsoon rains in Pakistan. Teams were asked to develop a proposal to reduce the morbidity, mortality and incidence of cholera while addressing the issue of flooding in Pakistan, along with religious, cultural, historical, political and socioeconomic factors and health disparities/barriers with a community-based participatory approach.
The first place UF team will participate in the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition March 10-18. Teams from around the world will compete for cash prizes and have the opportunity to network with each other and with professionals who serve as judges and case advisors.
Members of UF’s winning team include:
- Christine Tran, Bachelor of Health Science, PHHP
- Thanaporn (May) Thongthum, Ph.D. in One Health, PHHP
- Sabrina Terracciano, Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Mia Kittredge, Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- John McCauley, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Wertheim College of Engineering
- Amadou Barrow, Ph.D. in Epidemiology, PHHP
- Charles Drucker, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences