Graduate Students from Area Universities Compete in 2nd Annual
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity Bowl
Teams comprised of graduate students from Appalachian State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Winston-Salem State University, Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest School of Medicine tackled health-disparities issues in the 2nd Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) Bowl held March 2, 2013 at Wake Forest Biotech Atrium.
The MACHE Bowl featured three interdisciplinary teams of graduate students from the various schools who addressed a complex health disparities case focused on obesity and diabetes developed by a group of faculty members representing different academic fields. The core of the case was presented to the teams at a pre-event orientation session. During the event, the teams received additional information about the case and responded to a set of pre-determined questions in front of a live audience.
The faculty members who developed the case judged the teams on the quality and clarity of their responses and their use of interdisciplinary approaches.
Each team will included a representative from Appalachian State University's Department of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Department of Public Health Education, Winston-Salem State University's Division of Nursing and Department of Health Administration, Wake Forest University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, School of Business, School of Divinity, and Wake Forest School of Medicine , Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Center for Bioethics, Health and Society. The winning team received a crystal vase and $100 gift card.
Kathryn Mobley, producer and award winning news reporter of public radio station 88.5 WFDD, served as host for the event
The 2nd annual MACHE Bowl was made possible through funding support from Johnson & Johnson. In addition to the partner institutions, The Maya Angelou Center partnered with the Northwest Area Health Education Center (Northwest AHEC).
| Margaret Brown - Public Health|| || Sarah Miller - Physician Assistant|
| Melanie Green - Business|| || Kathryn Raliski - Bioethics|
| Lauren Huddleston - Law|| || Crystal Rook - Divinity|
| Symone Jones - Social Work|| || Amma Tyler - Nursing|
| JaNae Joyner - Health Administration|| || Bryan Wilson - Graduate School|
| Edward Miller - Medicine|| || of Arts & Sciences|
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1st Annual MACHE Bowl Video
The 1st annual student healthcare competition where students from several disciplines from Appalachian State University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest University and Winston Salem State University, collaborate to solve a healthcare case in front of a live audience.