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Explore opportunities to engage in public health, research, development, and clinical activities throughout the world. 

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Penn Community: -Please Register Here for the Penn Law Immigration and Referral Clinic:

Penn Immigration Clinics


Global Surgery Dec 2

Kenyan Ambassador

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Afya Bora 2017

for PLAC!
PLAC 2016

Madu Event
Ellis Talks


**2017 Lipman Family Prize Application Announcement!**

The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School are pleased to announce the application window for the 2017 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Applications will be accepted until August 15th 5:00 PM EDT. We encourage you to learn more about this award and hope you will forward this information to your colleagues, contacts and friends in the field. The 2017 Prize will include a $250,000 unrestricted cash award for the winning organization and a $50,000 unrestricted cash award for each of the two other honorees.

Eligible Organizations: We encourage organizations from around the globe to apply. We look for organizations implementing a particularly innovative or effective model. While the organization should be building a track record of success, it may not yet have gained significant recognition. For the winner, this prize brings its work to a larger audience, attracts new potential donors, and provides resources that will help scale the work or improve organizational sustainability. Organizations do not necessarily have to operate outside of their home country to win the Prize. We also equally encourage applicants serving areas of North America to apply along with those from other regions of the globe. The Lipman Family Prize is targeted toward organizations addressing social and economic issues that are usually addressed by the Nonprofit/NGO/Civil Society sector. As a result, the majority of organizations that apply are considered “nonprofit” organizations. In recognition of variations in international law, as well as organizational innovations occurring globally (e.g., social enterprises, for-benefit corporations, and 4th sector organizations), organizations not considered traditional nonprofits are also encouraged to apply.

Please click here for more inofmration and for the application.

Questions? Please email

Hear Dr. Mike Rubenstein and HUP Neurology Residents discuss their experiences with the Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME) in Northern Tanzania!


** FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT: CHOP Global Health Pilot Grants** Deadline: July 6, 2016

CHOP Global Health Center seeks proposals addressing international child healthareas that are a priorityin aninternational partner site. Grants will be offered toteams involving both a CHOP/Penn-based and internationally based PI or co-PI. Deadline July 6, 2016. See here (PDF) for the RFP – because applications are limited to CHOP/Penn, the RFP is posted on CHOP’s network. Please let Robin Greving <GREVINGR@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU> know if you cannot access the pdf.


Thank you to all participants in the 1st Annual Center for Global Health Photo Contest! PSOM students (Med, MPH, PhD) and trainees (residents, fellows) submitted photos from recent global experiences!! We are pleased to announce this year’s winners and honorable mentions:

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Please join us for a lecture by visiting scholar, Dr. David Kyaddondo, medical anthropologist and senior lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda on April 5 at noon! RSVP

David Kyaddondo


Register Now for Career Pathways in Global Health Day on April 2!

Career Day

PIH Engage

Interested in getting involved with Partners in Health and the right to health movement? Join the PIH Engage Philadelphia Chapter. Check and email


March 23, 2016 5-6:30pm, Irvine Auditorium **Tix Required for Entry**


Paul Farmer


Feb 26, 2016 11:30am-12:30pm, Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg **Please RSVP here**

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MS4s - Apply now for the the Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Prize in Global Health!

First awarded to a graduating Perelman School of Medicine student in 2014, the Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Prize in Global Health is awarded to the graduating student who submits the best essay on the importance of global health opportunities during the medical school years. **2016 DEADLINE IS MONDAY FEBRUARY 29**

The following graduating Penn med students are eligible to apply:

  • Those who will have completed an MD/PhD, global health dissertation
  • Those who will have completed an MD/MPH, global health track
  • Those who will have completed the Global Health Certificate Requirements 

Provide an essay submission in 3 parts:

  • Describe your experience
  • What health problems did you observe, how were they handled, and what alternative solutions would you propose?
  • Did this experience change your perspective? If so, how? How do you see this experience impacting your career plans?

Supporting documents:

  • Submit a copy of your global health- related Scholarly Pursuit, published research, or Year-Out report to confirm eligibility.
  • Include a photo of yourself during your global health experience. Any host-country individuals should not be identifiable unless you have been granted permissions to use his/her image.

Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter met in 1962, during Bob’s third year of medical school when, as a Smith-Klein-French fellow, he was to spend the summer in Cameroon. Since the beginning of their marriage, which they spent in the Peace Corps in Senegal, they have lived, worked and travelled together on every continent except Antarctica (so far!), including taking their four children out of school for a year to travel the globe, observing medical care internationally.

Robert Suskind, MD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania College/Wharton (’59) and Medical School (’63). After pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins, he became Field Director of MALAN, an NIH-funded project in Chiang Mai, Thailand, initiating his research on malnutrition’s effect on the immune system and the optimal treatment of the malnourished child. His MIT-Boston Children's PhD program in clinical nutrition for pediatricians was pivotal in raising awareness of nutrition’s importance in clinical medicine. Dr. Suskind’s international experiences include Director of the ICDDRB in Bangladesh and advisor to the Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Kathmandu, Nepal. He has been a Chairman of Pediatrics for twenty years and Dean of three medical schools.

Leslie Lewinter-Suskind received her BS from Penn State, an MSS from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and an MFA from UNO. After Senegal, she directed an inner-city program under the OEO (“War on Poverty”), followed by a study determining the need for infant care centers in the barriadas of Lima, Peru for Johns Hopkins. As Director of Applied Nutrition at MALAN, she set up follow-up, etiology and intervention studies in childhood malnutrition in the villages surrounding Chiang Mai. At LSU, she directed the International Program for the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics.

February 10, 2016 12-1pm, Claire M.Fagin Hall, Rm 214




January 12, 2016 12:00 pm - Medical Grand Rounds Flyers/76er's Theatre- White Building-Ground Floor

Cancer in Rwanda


Event Thurs Dec 17 at 11am, Capt Jordan W. Tappero, MD, MPH - CDC Director, Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health

CDC Global Health Protection Director


Event THIS THURS Nov 5, 6pm in 723 Williams Hall:

Pub Health Stigma India


TODAY Oct 29- Come hear about a Penn and UPCH (Peru) partnership addressing Chagas disease!

Penn UPCH flyer


Join us TODAY, Mon Oct 26 for an official ASTMH side event!

ASTMH Side Event



Join us for the Global Surgery Symposium on Oct 24!

Global Surgery Symposium


Upcoming Global Health Talk!

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Call For Applications from Students and Recent Alumni

Pulitzer HIV/AIDS Global Reporting Fellowship

Deadline: September 17, 2015

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has announced a new journalism fellowship to fund a student-reported international story on HIV/AIDS. The fellowship is open to students at the Center’s university partners, including the University of Pennsylvania, through its Campus Consortium program. This fellowship is an opportunity to investigate or illuminate the topic of HIV/AIDS from a global perspective with editorial support fromthePulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, an award-winning, non-profit journalism organization. The Center is dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less able to undertake. Its focus is on under-reported topics, promoting high-quality international reporting and creating platforms that reach broad and diverse audiences.

Two recipients will each receive a $5,000 grant to report on the most pressing HIV/AIDS issues, with a focus on barriers to ending the epidemic. The grant supports travel and reporting in the field. Selected fellows will also be invited to attend the 21stInternational AIDS Conference,July 17 - 22, 2016, in Durban, South Africa.

The fellow may choose when to do their reporting, but must complete the field reporting work by February 1, 2016.

Pulitzer Center journalists and staff will mentor the recipient through the reporting process and help with external placement of the completed project.

The work will be featured in a Pulitzer Center-published magazine, along with the projects of other Center grantees. The print version will include photography, and the online version will include interactive and video elements.

Each member school in the College Consortium can submit up to two nominees to the Pulitzer Center for consideration.


Any Penn student or alum who graduated between 2013 and 2015 may apply.


Submit astudent reporting fellowship application, including a 250-word project description and resume. Send email submissions to fellowship application deadline for Penn students and recent alumni isSeptember 17, 2015.


For further information about the fellowship or the Pulitzer Center, please contact Ann Peters, the Center’s director of development and outreach,



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About The Center for Global Health

The Center for Global Health coordinates global activities of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and supports the international aspects of our research, educational, and service programs. Our activities include: (i) placement of Penn medical students in global health experiences and hosting of international medical students at Penn; (ii) recruitment of postdoctoral fellows who come from international institutions; (iii) facilitation of international research initiatives and sponsored programs undertaken by faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine; (iv) coordination of global activities with other schools of the University, and the Office of the Provost; (v) provision of information for faculty, students, and administration; and (vi) representation of the School of Medicine in interactions with international institutions.