UNC Students on Winning Teams of Public Health Case Competition

December 6, 2017

University of Northern Colorado students were members of the top-placing teams at the Rocky Mountain Region Public Health Case Competition held last month in Denver. 

Sujeith Barraza and her peers on the first-place team each earned a $1,000 scholarship for their plan on suicide prevention. Cheryl A. Jones was awarded a $500 scholarship for her contributions on the second-place team. Barraza and Jones are enrolled in the Colorado School of Public Health, a collaborative of the University of Colorado, Colorado State University and UNC. 

During the competition, teams received a realistic case study about suicide prevalence, a public health issue especially relevant to Colorado. Each team had approximately 24 hours to analyze the case, create a public health solution and present it to a panel of judges. 

 

For more about the competition, visit the Colorado School of Public Health site