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Student & Alumni Achievements

Johns Hopkins: Bloomberg School Students Share Third Prize in Healthcare Case Competition

Two Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health students — Ms. Anissa Sridhar and Mr. Ian Woodworth — were part of a team that took third prize in the ninth Healthcare Case Competition at Johns Hopkins University on April 26.

Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Graduate Consulting Club, the competition invites student competitors to design solutions to a real health care-related business challenge faced by a company. This year, 3M Health Information Systems, including chief medical officer, Dr. Hon Pak, presented the challenge: to improve surgical care by reducing the risk of surgical site infections. The competitors, working in teams, developed a health care business model to improve surgical care.

Thirty teams from seven universities including Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Duke, Stanford and the University of Maryland competed for $10,000 in prizes. The competing teams were judged by representatives from sponsoring firms, including 3M Health Information Systems, Boston Consulting Group, Navigant, L.E.K. Consulting, ClearView Healthcare Partners, Beghou Consulting, CBPartners, Sage Growth Partners, Syneos Health and Booz Allen Hamilton.

The $2,000 third-place prize went to a team that, in addition to Ms. Sridhar and Mr. Woodworth, included students from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine and the Whiting School of Engineering. The Johns Hopkins Graduate Consulting Club is a graduate, student-led group whose mission is to introduce graduate students, staff, physicians, scientists and postdoctoral fellows of Johns Hopkins University to management consulting.