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Baptist College of Health Sciences and CBU Compete in Health Care Case Study

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University, Baptist College of Health Sciences, and the Assisi Foundation of Memphis will present the inaugural Baptist College–CBU Inter-Professional Health Care Case Study Challenge on Saturday, November 14, from 9:00 a.m. until noon, in the University Theater on the campus of CBU.

Each school has assembled an interdisciplinary team of five students to prepare a solution(s) to a specific case study. This case study focuses on a fictitious outbreak of influenza in Memphis and Shelby County, which begins with an unvaccinated 10-year-old boy who presents symptoms following his grandmother’s return from a sightseeing trip to Asia with a church prayer group. Within three weeks, 12 cases have been reported in the boy’s neighborhood; by the end of a month, hundreds of cases have been reported throughout the Memphis metro area, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) classify the outbreak as a moderate epidemic.

With this fictional scenario in mind, the student teams from CBU and BCHS will address issues related to vaccinations, origins of the outbreak, and the integration and collaboration of public and community health services with local and regional primary care services.

A panel of regional and local experts in community/public health and primary care will judge each school’s team, who will present their solution(s) to the case study. The judging panel will include Dr. Marian Levy of the University of Memphis, Dr. Erik Carlton of University of Memphis, Ms. Susan Cooper of Regional One Health, Dr. Susan Aguillard, Dr. Michelle Taylor of the Shelby County Health Department and Dr. Jan Young of the Assisi Foundation.

The event will also include a ‘scholarly engagement’ session, whereby audience members may ask questions to the case competition judges, as well as have the opportunity to discuss with them the pros and cons of influenza vaccinations.

Admission to this event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and professional development credit will be awarded for those who attend.

For more information, please contact:
  • Toni M. Bennett, Dean of the CBU College of Adult Professional Studies
    (901) 321-3297 or
  • Dr. David A. Rosenthal, Professor and Chair of Health Care Management
    (901)572-2650 or
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