Students take top honors in case competition

Case competition winners

Case competition winners first place team (left to right): Sehej Hara, Jennifer Contreras, Trisha Amboree, Sonia Rao, and Allyssa Abacan. (Courtesy photo)

Congratulations to the winners of the eighth annual Fleming Center for Healthcare Management Case Competition: UTHealth School of Public Health students Allyssa Abacan, Trisha Amboree, Jennifer Contreras, Sehej Hara, and Sonia Rao.

A School of Public Health team also placed third: Celine Lee, Lola Oluwafemi, Erica Johnson, Ellie Kalatzi, and Stephen Simington.

The case competition, held on March 30, featured six teams from three schools proposing a business plan for a pilot community health initiative in Houston. Each year, the Fleming Center selects cases reflecting current public health concerns. Competing students tackle realistic problems they are likely to face at work, learn to think on their feet, and present business plans to leaders in their field.

Kudos as well to the board, which helped organized the competition: faculty advisor Gretchen Gemeinhardt, PhD; Lee Revere, PhD, MS, Fleming Center director; and volunteer judges Shanna Doucet of Harris Health System, Carl Josehart of Jewish Family Service of Houston, Johnathan W. Leonard of UnitedHealth Group, and Jennifer Small, AuD, MBA, of Harris Health Ambulatory Care.

 – Written by Anissa Anderson Orr