The Global Health Program encourages students to engage directly with the program, and to involve themselves in leadership positions, projects, and organizations that will allow them to continue to pursue studies in the field of global health beyond the classroom. There are numerous opportunities to take on a larger role within the Global Health Program, and students are encouraged to do so.

The Global Health Student Advisory Board (GHSAB) allows students to assume a leadership role, and to continue the development, expansion, and advancement of the Global Health Program through additional programming and special projects like the Cornell Global Health Case Competition. The GHSAB is a diverse team of dedicated and enthusiastic upperclassmen which represent the Global Health Program and assist with program development. The GHSAB works to create spaces for students in the Global and Public Health Sciences and Global Health Minor to build community through campus events, the Cornell Global Health Case Competition, mentorship, and more. Students can apply to join the GHSAB either the semester before or after their experiential learning opportunity(ELO).

Applications to join will be made available in the Spring semester, but feel free to reach out to current board members for more information.

The Cornell Global Health Program offers students who successfully participate in one of the Global Health Summer Programs the opportunity to serve as a student Program Assistant upon their return to Cornell's campus. These student Program Assistants provide programmatic and administrative support for the programs, and act as leaders for the next cohort of students participating in the program. Program Assistants play an active role in peer facilitation, and are involved with the program through TA-ships to lead the Pre-Departure Seminars in the Spring semester for each Global Health Summer Program. They may also travel with the student cohort to assist with the abroad program.

Each Program Assistant works closely with the Global Health Program teaching team, receiving extensive mentorship throughout the academic year and building leadership skills. All student program assistants receive training in facilitation of critical reflection, leadership, group development, intercultural competency, and risk management through a series of training seminars. They then have the opportunity to apply their training on campus as Teaching Assistants, or to travel back to the field with the next cohort of students. This leadership role is an excellent opportunity for students to serve as peer mentors, and to guide students through their shared experiences abroad.

There are also opportunities for mentorship from alumni of the Global Health Program through the Global Health & Development Alumni Mentorship Program, where students are paired with an alumni mentor who has similar interests and/or pursued a career path of interest.

Q1: What is this event?

The Global Health Experiential Research Symposium is a new event hosted by the Global Health Student Advisory Board and the Global Health Program to highlight the work of students who have returned from field experiences. Any Cornell student who has done work abroad related to Global Health is invited to participate and present a poster highlighting their research, case-study, or service-learning project.

Q2: What do I need to do to participate?

Wait until next year's symposium! Feel free to check this page in order to get updated information!

Q3: What should my poster include?

The design is totally up to you, but your poster should include background information, the goal of your work, and an evaluation of impact or future plans of your work. Feel free to also include information about your methods, research, etc. Definitely include pictures and other visual elements to make it eye-catching!

Q4: How can I print my poster?

Mann Library has a poster printing center on the first floor at the Stone Computing Center. Check out this link for more information and guidelines about printing a poster, including the open hours of the printing center. If you need assistance to pay for printing, please email Tatyana Roberts (tdr37@cornell.edu) ASAP.

Q5: What should I wear to the event?

Please dress in business casual attire. As a presenter, you will be explaining your work to your fellow colleagues, Cornell faculty members, and other guests. We will also be inviting the Dean of Human Ecology and President Garrett, so dress to impress!

Q6: Who will be attending the event?

We are inviting students, faculty, and administrators to attend the event to learn about the work Cornell students have been doing abroad. Attendance and participation in the symposium is strongly encouraged for all students currently completing or interested in completing the Global Health minor.

Q7: Should I prepare a speech?

You don't need to prepare a formal oral presentation, but you should be prepared to answer any questions and give a brief and informative overview of the work you did during your field experience.

Global health case competitions offer students a unique opportunity to collaborate with others from multiple disciplines to creatively address a real-world global health challenge in a competitive environment. This competition is designed to provide Cornell students from any academic major the opportunity to explore global health through their own disciplinary lens, but also through the diverse disciplinary perspectives related to global health, including public health, business, public policy, etc. By offering an intensive weekend-long competition, we hope to bring together students who may otherwise not collaborate on Cornell's campus while simulating future workplace settings during the competition. Winners of the Cornell competition will be given the opportunity to compete against students from all over the world at the 2015 International Emory Global Health Case Competition in the spring!

Who can participate?

Undergraduate and graduate students from any college are encouraged to apply. Participants have the option to sign up individually and be placed in a group at random, or form their own groups of three students. Groups must be comprised of students from a minimum of 2 different colleges/fields of study (e.g. public health, medicine, law, economics, engineering, etc.).

How to Apply?

Applications for the 2015 Case Competition will be available in the fall.

The 2nd Annual Global Health Case Competition!

This competition is designed to provide Cornell students from any academic major the opportunity to explore global health through their own disciplinary lens, and through the diverse perspectives related to global health, including public health, business, public policy, environmental policy, sustainability, etc.The intensive weekend-long competition will bring students together across disciplines and simulate future workplace settings. Winners of the Cornell competition will have the opportunity to compete against other students from all over the world at the 2016 International Emory Global Health Case Competition in the Spring!

2015 Competition Timeline:

Info session: Thursday October 29th, 2015 @4:30pm in MVR 151

Application Deadline: November 4th

Accepted teams will be notified soon after the deadline.

The case will be released to all teams on Monday, November 9th

Case Competition Event: November 13th - 15th (Final Presentation on 11/15)

***You must be available on the weekend of the event (11/13-11/15) to participate***

How to Apply?

Please complete the application here: http://goo.gl/forms/yeh2FKs6Nh

2015

The Cornell Global Health Program will host the second annual Global Health Case Competition in November 2015!

The Cornell Global Health Program hosted the first annual Global Health Case Competition in November 2014. It gave students a unique opportunity to collaborate with peers from various disciplines to creatively address a real-world global health challenge in a competitive environment. This competition was designed to provide Cornell students from any academic program with the opportunity to explore global health through their own disciplinary lens, but also through the diverse disciplinary perspectives related to global health, including public health, business, public policy, etc. By offering an intensive weekend-long competition, we sought to bring together students who may otherwise not collaborate on Cornell's campus, while simulating future workplace settings during the competition. Winners of the Cornell competition traveled to Emory University to compete against students from all over the world at the International Emory Global Health Case Competition.

The competition is back for it's SECOND year. The intensive weekend-long competition will bring students together across disciplines and simulate future workplace settings.

Winners of the Cornell competition will have the opportunity to compete against other students from all over the world at the 2016 International Emory Global Health Case Competition in the Spring!

2015 Competition Timeline:

Information Session: 10/29 @4:30pm in MVR 151

Application Deadline: November 4th

Accepted teams will be notified soon after the deadline.

The case will be released to all teams on Monday, November 9th

Case Competition Event: November 13th - 15th (Final Presentation on 11/15)

2014

The Cornell Global Health Program hosted the first annual Global Health Case Competition in November 2014!

It gave students a unique opportunity to collaborate with peers from various disciplines to creatively address a real-world global health challenge in a competitive environment. This competition was designed to provide Cornell students from any academic program with the opportunity to explore global health through their own disciplinary lens, but also through the diverse disciplinary perspectives related to global health, including public health, business, public policy, etc. By offering an intensive weekend-long competition, we sought to bring together students who may otherwise not collaborate on Cornell's campus, while simulating future workplace settings during the competition. Winners of the Cornell competition traveled to Emory University to compete against students from all over the world at the 2015 International Emory Global Health Case Competition in March 2015!

2014 Case Competition Timeline:

Application Deadline: Friday, October 31st

Accepted teams were notified soon after the deadline.

The case was released to all teams on Monday, November 10th

Case Competition Event: November 14th - 16th (Final Presentations on 11/16)

A panel of expert judges, featuring Cornell faculty members and Global Health professionals, was invited to participate in the Case Competition Event, and they made the final selection for the winners of the competition. The winning team of Cornell students included: Alex Schmall '15, Jo Engreitz '15, and Sundus Ahmed '16. These three students collaborated with students from Weill Cornell Medical College, to create the final competition team for the 2015 International Emory Global Health Case Competition.

Sundus summarized her experiences with the following quote:

"The Global Health Case Competition was both highly enjoyable and an invaluable learning experience for me! Working with students from various backgrounds and academic disciplines allowed me to see how very different perspectives can be brought together to solve a complex global health issue. The International Competition at Emory was similarly collaborative and provided me an excellent way to learn from leaders in the field as well as other students equally passionate about Global Health."