The application for the first Henrietta Lacks Health Equity Case Competition is now open and will close on September 12, 2021. Selected teams will be notified on September 17, 2021. 


Teams of 3-5 graduate students will come together to source innovative solutions to address pervasive health disparities in areas such as health coverage, chronic health conditions, mental health, and mortality in underserved populations. Teams will have the opportunity to present their ideas to experts in the field, form new connections with their peers, and engage with industry leaders.


If you have any questions about the competition, please contact the HeLa case competition team at


To apply for the Henrietta Lacks Case Competition, teams should identify a primary contact and only need to submit one application for consideration. 

Individuals may apply; however, preference will be given to applications submitted as a team.