A team of undergraduate students from Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (GW) took home first place in the case study competition at the 2016 Public Health Scholar Bowl at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice on Saturday, April 9. The GW team, which included senior Ms. Natasha Bear, juniors Mr. Graham Crawbuck, Ms. Lindsay Goodman and Ms. Gabriella Malek, and sophomore Ms. Hannah Silverman, was one of thirteen teams of undergraduate public health students from across the United States competing. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) placed second in the case study competition and was awarded first place in the quiz bowl competition. UAB team members are seniors Ms. Beenish Kamran, Mr. Sean McMahon, and Ms. Aarin Palomares, and juniors Ms. Claire Finney and Ms. Katherine Hymel.
Now in its fourth year, the Public Health Scholar Bowl at Saint Louis University is an opportunity for undergraduate students to test their public health knowledge, connect with their peers, and compete for cash prizes of up to $1,000 in a quiz bowl competition and a case study challenge.
“Public Health Scholar Bowl provides a stage for both academic rigor and creativity, and we saw both from every team. The future of public health is in good hands,” says Dr. Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, Dean of SLU’s College for Public Health and Social Justice.
The full list of winners from the 2016 scholar bowl are:
Keynote speaker Dr. Katherine Mathews, of SLUCare physician group shed light this year’s case study — an evidence-based approach to address the issue of sleep health on campus — by sharing her personal struggle with lack of sleep.
Thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of the Scholar Bowl’s organizers — a largely student-run event — a record number of teams participated this year, including:
The 2016 Scholar Bowl was sponsored in part by Missouri Foundation for Health.
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