On March 23, 2013, the Emory Global Health Institute held its seventh Emory Global Health Case Competition (EGHCC) and second international competition. Nearly 150 students from 24 universities from throughout the United States and three foreign universities participated in the event, which encourages working in a collaborative environment to address real-life global health challenges.
Over the past several years, Jill Raufman, program manager of Einstein's Global Health Center (GHC), has assembled multidisciplinary teams of students representing Yeshiva University to take part in the EGHCC. This year's team included Einstein medical students Arjun Seth, Lediana Goduni and Faraz Alizadeh, along with M.P.H. candidate Brian Schwartz and Cardozo law student Michelle Lopez.
Following the students' return from Atlanta, the GHC hosted a re-enactment of the presentation they prepared to address the competition's health case challenge: "Can Global Sanitation 2020 Contribute to China's Prosperity?" Before approximately a dozen Einstein faculty members and students, the team presented their ideas on formulating policies for the Chinese government to invest in sanitation programs at both home and overseas, while contributing to the country's overall economic development. The team also identified India as a probable investment area and offered comprehensive analysis on the sanitation issues prevalent in both nations, along with possible measures for countering them.
The presentation demonstrated the research and innovative thinking that the students were required to employ in order to identify strategies and recommendations to address.
"It was a great learning experience because it required me to think beyond medical school to a larger global health issue, and to work with a multidisciplinary team to address it," said Mr. Seth.
His views were echoed by teammate Lediana Goduni, who said, "It was fun to combine different perspectives on the same problem to arrive at a meaningful solution."
Going Forward with Global Health
Friday, December 06, 2013
Einstein Hosts Sixth Annual Faculty Mentoring Awards
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Spotlighting Innovations in Clinical and Translational Research
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Einstein Marks Day for Appreciating Postdocs
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Hear a Heart, Have a Heart: Einstein's 2013 Stethoscope Ceremony
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Medicine Department Hosts Inaugural Sharon Silbiger, M.D. Memorial Lecture
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Einstein Students Present at Bronx Science Consortium
Thursday, October 10, 2013
BODY Garden Shares Its Bounty
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Symposium Addresses Impact of Social Media on Clinical Medicine
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Light, Café, Action
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
< Previous | Next >