Pitt Grad Students Place Second in CLARION Case Competition

Four graduate students representing three Schools of the Health Sciences  (Shakari Cunningham,  Doctor of Physical Therapy; Siew Lee Grand-Clement, Doctor of Nursing Practice Health, Systems Executive Leadership major; Mujtaba Mahmoud, Doctor of Pharmacy; and Rachel Eilers, Doctor of Occupational Therapy) represented Pitt this weekend at the CLARION National Interprofessional Case Competition hosted virtually by the University of Minnesota. 

The competition asks students to present solutions to complex problems in health care systems. This year’s topic addressed the theme of “Addressing Burnout through Radical Belonging”. The cases prompt teams to provide a solution to a real-world problem through creative thinking and research. This involves applying principles of health care administration, thoughtful consideration of DEI, and making suggestions for financial and human resources sustainability. 
The judges included professionals in health care administration, clinical practice, and academia who used a rigorous rubric to judge the presentations and engaged in question-and-answer sessions with the students.
Team Pitt was honored with a second place finish, after competing against 20 other universities from across the country.