“As an interdisciplinary team, we approached problems from different perspectives and worked toward
a common goal.” -Ektaa Nichani, MHA ’18
Case competitions demonstrate what MHA students are able to accomplish when addressing some of the most pressing issues that exist in health care delivery today. This year students applied their knowledge and skills to a real-world problem while engaging with students in peer programs. We are proud of those who represented the MHA Program and the University of Minnesota in local and national competitions for 2017.
Emory Global Health Case Competition
Spencer Cahoon and Noureldin Saad were among a multidisciplinary team that placed third in the Emory International Global Health Case Competition on March 24-25—the best any U of M team has ever performed in this competition. They competed against 23 teams from the US, Canada, Denmark and Australia. The team addressed the mental health needs of children in Monrovia, Liberia.
University of Minnesota CLARION Case Competition
Ektaa Nichani was part of an interdisciplinary team that placed third in the national CLARION Case Competition on April 8. Nichani and her teammates presented a plan to improve health care for migrant and immigrant children in a rural community. MHA alumnus Richard Norling ‘75 established the Premier Richard Norling Scholarships for winners of the national competition.
Cleveland Clinic Case Competition
Tyler Christianson, Brennan Mills, Josh Newton, and Katherine Reysack competed with 51 teams in the Cleveland Clinic Case Competition April 13-14. They developed a recommendation for Cleveland Clinic’s recent expansion into their south region. The team advanced to the semi-final round as one of the top eight teams.
OSU Healthcare Case Competition
Emily Herrmann, Bhupinder Manhi, and Meg Templeton progressed to the final round of six teams at the OSU Healthcare Case Competition on March 31. The team proposed solutions for an urban health system facing challenges brought on by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. Eighteen teams competed in the competition.
UAB Case Competition
Callie Heyne, Dan Mangelson, and Joseph White competed in the 2017 UAB Health Administration Case Competition Feb. 28-March 2. The team competed against 38 teams and progressed to the semi-final round. They recommended a plan for hospital services to help high utilizers receive appropriate care in an ambulatory setting.