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Grad Students from Across Nation Vie in Robbins Case Competition for Healthcare Management

Nov. 9, 2016

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Pictured above: Baylor University's team won first place honors.

By Dresden Hale

Graduate students from across the nation gathered at Baylor University to compete in the 2nd Annual Robbins Case Competition in Healthcare Management. The event was held October 19-21 and hosted by the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

“The competition was designed to provide a forum for master’s-level students to participate in a national case competition in healthcare management with a distinct financial emphasis,” said Scott Garner, administrative director of the Robbins Institute. “This is an increasingly critical area of expertise within the healthcare industry.”

The team that took first place was from Baylor University, composed of Courtni Bauer, Jenn Odekon and Andrew Orr. Winners of the competition receive monetary rewards as well as national recognition for their accomplishments. Baylor University received $12,000 for winning first. Second place winner from University of Washington received $8,000. Ohio State University earned third place and $4,000.

Best presenters were chosen from each of three preliminary round panels. Each was awarded $500. They included Benjamin Chao, University of Washington; Jenn Odekon, Baylor University; and Marki Travelstead, Xavier University.

Awards were also given to students for best question and answer in three preliminary round panels, earning $500 each. These winners include Benjamin Chao, University of Washington; Ana Otero, Boston University; and Jonathan Ward, Trinity University.

“The competition allows the students to meet and network across universities and with healthcare industry professionals who serve as judges, case developers and competition sponsors,” said Tom Haines, associate administrative director of the Robbins Institute. “It enables academic-industry partnerships to be formed and creates a valuable transfer of knowledge from healthcare professionals to students and faculty.”

Participating teams were from all over the country. These teams included Boston University, George Washington University, Saint Louis University, Trinity University, University of Alabama – Birmingham, University of Washington – Seattle, The Ohio State University, University of Colorado – Denver, Virginia Commonwealth University, Xavier University, and Baylor University.

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Pictured above: University of Washington's team earned second place

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Pictured above: Ohio State University's team earned third place

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