- School of Nursing
- School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
- Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
- Global Studies Center
Pitt Student Team Places 3rd in Global Health Case Competition
A team of five undergraduate students and one graduate student from the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences won third place at the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition.
- Eva Brady (junior, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences);
- Haley Marra (junior, School of Nursing);
- Vishan Ramanathan (senior, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences);
- Sophie Tayade (senior, School of Rehabilitation Sciences);
- Naomi Gurewitsch (junior, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences).
- Emily Crisan (first year graduate student, Graduate School of Public Health).
The student team’s winning project, “The Forward Project, Addressing the COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Japan,” offers an innovative plan for vaccine distribution focused on matters of equity while addressing vaccine hesitancy. The team was coached by Cynthia Salter, assistant professor of behavioral and community health sciences and interim director of the Center for Global Health, and Elizabeth Van Nostrand, associate professor in GSPH and director of the master of public health (MPH) and JD/MPH programs.
The Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition challenged 52 multidisciplinary student teams from universities representing 15 countries and six continents to develop plans for COVID-19 vaccination programs that innovate solutions to overcome challenges such as vaccine hesitancy and inequitable distribution. According to Emory, “this year’s case challenge asked student teams to design a country-wide vaccination program for one of four countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Japan or Nigeria.”