REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
All the easy problems have been solved, leaving us with what professor John Kao calls “Wicked Problem” , those highly complex problems whose potential solutions require creative, interdisciplinary thinking.
As a part of National Public Health Week the School of Public Health will sponsor the “Wicked Problem” case competition to bring together some of the best teams of thinkers from UAB and in our community.
Students can register as individuals, in which case they will be assigned to a team, or UAB students can register as a team of up to 6 members. If there are fewer students that want to be on the same team that is fine, the full team complement will be filled in later.
Registration will open March 18 at www.soph.uab.edu/wickedproblemteamregistration,so there is time to plan your schedule to join the competition or begin to form a team. Each team will be assigned a mentor.
Here are the time commitments for each team:
Monday, April 1, 8:30 AM – 10 AM: teams receive case description, meet mentors, assigned working space, and plan work sessions
Wednesday, April 3, 8:00 AM – 5 PM: team workday for discussion and preparation
Thursday, April 4, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: case competition presentation and judging - Ryals Public Health Building, Room 107
a panel of three judges with public health expertise will select the winning team based on creativity, presentation, analysis of the problem, recommendations, content, and response to questions.
prizes will be distributed equally among team members and paid directly to each participant.
for more information, please contact Max Michael, MD, Dean, UAB School of Public Health at (205) 975-7742 or email@example.com.