University of Melbourne team competes at the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition

Last month, the University of Melbourne sent a team to compete in the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition at Emory University in Atlanta. The students were selected from the Indo-Pacific Global Health Case Competition, which was held at the University of Melbourne by the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences last year.

Nathan Grills, Achuth Kellotil, Ahelee Rahman, Liv Dumville, Shikofa Azizullah, Kathryn Roa and Nicole Butcher at the Emory Competition.

2024 University of Melbourne Emory Competition team (L-R): Professor Nathan Grills (Mentor and Lead of the IPGHCC), Achuth Kellotil (Master of Public Health), Ahelee Rahman (Bachelor of Biomedicine), Liv Dumville (Doctor of Medicine), Shikofa Azizullah (Doctor of Medicine), Kathryn Roa (Master of Health Policy), Nicole Butcher (Academic mentor). Not pictured: Hassan Qadeer (Master of Engineering).

The winning student team at last year's Indo-Pacific competition, from Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia, also competed at Emory alongside 30 other teams from around the world. The students were responsible for deploying a multidisciplinary approach to respond to a global health case. They also had the opportunity to network with their peers and global health experts.

The teams did not win this time, but it was an amazing learning opportunity to work in a cross-disciplinary team and apply theoretical knowledge to solving public health problems. If you are a student, please consider entering the 2024 Indo-Pacific Global Health Case Competition, which will be held in September at the University of Melbourne. Applications will open later this year.

Learn more about the Indo-Pacific Global Health Case Competition