University team competes at the Emory Global Health Case Competition

Meet the University of Melbourne team - including BBiomed student, Ahelee Rahman - who recently competed in the Global Health Case Competition at Emory University in Atlanta, USA.

The Global Health Case Competition is an interdisciplinary competition that brings together students from various academic backgrounds to tackle complex global health challenges.

For this year's competition at Emory, students were selected from the 2023 Indo-Pacific Global Health Case Competition which was hosted by the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. The team included Bachelor of Biomedicine, Ahelee Rahman, from the School of Biomedical Sciences, pictured below.

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

Image: 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. Students were responsible for deploying a multidisciplinary approach and had the opportunity to network with their peers and other global health experts.

While the University of Melbourne team did not win this time, it was an amazing learning opportunity to work in a cross-disciplinary team and apply theoretical knowledge to solving public health problems.

Want to know more?

Registrations for the 2024 Indo-Pacific Global Health Case Competition open in August 2024. Current students at the University who are interested in entering the competition can find out more here.

Learn more about the Indo-Pacific Global Health Case Competition