UA Team Places Second in Statewide Global Health Case Competition
A team composed of four undergraduates from The University of Alabama placed second in the statewide Global Health Case Competition on March 2.
Ten teams of students from six universities across the state participated in the third annual competition, held at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Each team presented to a team of judges theirplans for addressing indigenous child health outcomes in the face of development and deforestation in the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
Presentations were judged on 17 criteria, including innovation, legal/ethical issues, and cultural acceptability of approach.
Members of the University of Alabama team were Brooke Adams, sophomore management major; Ibukon Afon, senior nursing major; Jessica Drummer, senior public health major; and Rolanda Turner, a junior political science and psychology major.
The team advanced to statewide competition after winning the campus-wide competition at UA earlier this year. The team received a cash prize of $1,000 in recognition of their placement.