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Penn State: Team Heads to Atlanta for International Global Health Competition

An interdisciplinary team of graduate students will represent Penn State in the 2020 International Emory Global Health Case Competition in Atlanta on March 13-14.

This is the third consecutive year that Penn State will be competing in the international competition that brings together diverse groups of graduate and undergraduate students to address global health issues. To be eligible, teams must represent at least three different schools from within an accredited university.

Mr. Michael Smith Jr., Ms. Madyson Popalis, Mr. Chandat Phan, Mr. Pierce Curran, Mr. Jacob Balamut, and Dr. Richard Gorman make up the Penn State team and represent public health, medicine, and law.

The competition, hosted by the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, poses a hypothetical scenario to teams, and students must successfully work together on a comprehensive plan to solve the public health crisis. Team presentations are judged by a panel of public health professionals, and the top six teams are awarded cash prizes.

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