Thoughts from the 2nd Annual Global Health Case Competition


Why was participating in this year’s competition important to you?

Matt Pietrus, Competition Organizer: Addressing a real world case and working in interdisciplinary teams provides NU students the opportunity to address actual challenges in global health and do so by incorporating multiple perspectives.

Emily Drewry, Student Advisory Committee: I think it’s great that Northwestern gives students a chance to apply what they’re learning to a realistic case – it’s a very challenging but also incredibly rewarding experience.

Vaishali Mehta, Participant: I thought it would be interesting to apply concepts from class. Collaborating is the hardest and best part of this experience.

Sarah El Neweihi, Program Assistant, Center for Global Health: It’s nice to see global health work be used practically by participating students.

Vineet Aggarwal, Participant: As we’re becoming a more glocal (global & local) society, it’s important to recognize the issues of different countries. The competition highlights the analytic tools for what goes on in the global health process.

Chelsea Ducharme, Competition Organizer: This event is so significant because it acts as a connector across all these projects, office, fields of study, etc. These challenges can’t be solved without diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

Barsha Mishra, Participant: I wanted to learn more about health and human rights; I found it really interesting that this opportunity included students from all schools at Northwestern.

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