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Zicklin’s EMBA Healthcare Students Awarded 3rd Place in BAHM Case Competition

March 21, 2019

Emre Veral, Chair of the Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management, Jennifer Eftychiou, Anna Okoniewski, and Monica Traczik (all Exec MBA Healthcare Administration ’20)

Monica Traczik (’20), Jennifer Eftychiou (’20), and Anna Okoniewski (’20), MBA candidates in the Zicklin School of Business’ Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration program were awarded third place in the 2019 BAHM case competition.

The Business School Alliance for Healthcare Management (BAHM), into which Zicklin’s program was accepted in 2018, is an international consortium of 17 premier MBA programs dedicated to advancing thought leadership and education in the global health sector.

Each year BAHM hosts a case competition that offer students the opportunity to develop solutions to a business problem within an allocated time frame, to receive cash prizes and often academic credit, and to meet students from other BAHM schools. Students submit a written paper as well as deliver a formal presentation which are then judged by BAHM member faculty.

The topic of this year’s competition, which was hosted by the Harvard Business School Healthcare Initiative, including The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, was “Healthy Living Challenge – Influencing Healthy Behaviors in Low-Income Communities.”

The competition drew submissions from 12 student teams from BAHM-member schools. The Zicklin team’s project was entitled “Cook In,” a non-profit organization that aspires to reduce the healthcare costs associated with chronic conditions by inspiring members of low-income communities to adopt healthier lifestyles through the delivery of meal kits. As a concept, “Cook-In is initially targeting single mothers with chronic conditions living in the South Bronx,” explained Anna and her team. It can then be “scaled to reach other members of this community and communities with similar demographics and social determinants of health.”

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