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."
Celebrating Advancements in Aging
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Rare Disease Day Event Comes to Einstein's “Main Street”
Monday, March 10, 2014
Offering Perspective on Career Pursuits Connected to Medicine
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Health Fair Offers Useful Information for Employees
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Welcoming the Chinese New Year and Sharing Cultural Traditions
Monday, March 03, 2014
Einstein Emerging Leaders Learn about Einstein's Leaders in Global Health
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Medical Students for Choice: Advocating for Women's Healthcare
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Recognizing Exemplary Postdoc Research
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Globally Focused Groups Raise Funds to Aid Victims of Catastrophe
Friday, February 14, 2014
Shedding Light on the Emotional Aspects of Cancer Treatment
Wednesday, February 12, 2014