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2010 Emory Global Health Case Competition

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A student team presents its case
to the judges at the 2010
regional Emory Global Health
Case Competition.

In March 2010, the Emory Global Health Institute hosted its second annual Emory Global Health Case Competition. The 2010 competition expanded the field of student participants from 40 students to almost 70. Additionally, the competition was expanded regionally, with three guest teams from Duke University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Vanderbilt University participating.

2010 competition sponsors included:

As with the 2009 Emory Global Health Case Competition, the 2010 competition was initiated and coordinated by the Institute's Student Advisory Committee, and was a huge success.

Twelve multidisciplinary student teams developed recommendations for the mock government of Gujarat, India on how to reduce tobacco-related health and economic burdens while recognizing that tobacco product manufacturing is one of the province's largest industries. This case challenged students to address a complicated issues from multiple perspectives including business, public health, health care delivery, law, and health policy. Read the 2010 case and case appendix.

A panel of six judges evaluated the cases and awarded prizes to teams presenting the top four cases. Judges included:

The winning team presented a case that included imposing excise taxes on tobacco products combined with better enforcement of non-smoking regulations and tobacco prevention messages presented by India's Bollywood and cricket stars.

For more information about the 2010 Emory Global Case Competition, click here. To learn more about upcoming Emory Global Health Case competitions, click here.

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The first-prize team with Dr. Jeff Koplan (left).
Students from left are: Ankoor Shah, Sveta Mulusheva, Grace Hunte, Loida Erhard, Yan Yang, and Parul Parikh.

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