Team selected for 2020 Emory Global Health Case Competition

On Monday 14 October, following the annual intramural Global Health Case Competition (GHCC), a team of six University of Melbourne graduate students have been selected to compete in next year's international GHCC.

Olivia Baenziger (Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health), Hayden Burch (Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health), Stefan Joksic (Master of International Relations), Travis Lines (Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health), Hannah Morgan (Master of Public Health) and Julia Zhu (Master of Education) will all be heading to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia next year to take on students from universities across the world. They will travel with public health physician and NHMRC Post Doctoral Fellow, Associate Professor Nathan Grills, as their mentor.

The team has high standards to live up to after this year's UoM team won the Emory GHCC for the first time since the University began competing in 2014.

(L to R) Associate Professor Nathan Grills, Stefan Joksic (Master of International Relations), Julia Zhu (Master of Education), Hannah Morgan (Master of Public Health), Hayden Burch (Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health), Travis Lines (Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health), Olivia Baenziger (Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health) and Professor Jane Gunn, Deputy Dean of MDHS

The GHCC presents interdisciplinary teams of students with a significant global health challenge that they must develop and present an innovative solution to. Last year's team was tasked with addressing vulnerabilities in the Dominican Republic's hurricane preparedness plan, taking into consideration the impact of climate change.

The intramural GHCC serves as preparation for the international competition. A rigorous selection process is involved that requires the judging panel to choose both a winning team for the intramural competition and an Emory team based on individual performance, peer assessment, and academic background.

This year's winning team included James Daphne (Master of Public Health), Mariam Hachem (Master of Public Health), Travis Lines (Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health), Caitlin Ryan (Master of International Relations) and Zhi-Dong Whitney Zhao (Doctor of Medicine).

The winning and runner up teams for the intramural GHCC with Emeritus Professor Glenn Bowes AO

The Faculty congratulates both teams on their success and wishes the Emory team the best of luck in Atlanta.

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