About Global Health Programs

The Global Health Programs Office (GHP) at PennMed was launched by the School of Medicine in 2004, in response to requests from Penn's medical students who had formed a global health interest group. Since its initiation, the program has grown in a stepwise fashion, with the participation of programs and faculty from many departments. For convenience, global health activities may be divided into three major rubrics: (i) Education and Training; (ii) Research; (iii) Service and Clinical Programs.

GHP 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 international rotations, and hosting of international medical students at Penn; (ii) facilitation of international research initiatives and sponsored programs undertaken by faculty of the School of Medicine; (iii) coordination of global activities with other schools of the University, and the Office of the Provost; (iv) provision of information for faculty, students, and administration; and (vi) representation of the School of Medicine in interactions with international institutions.

For additional information about GHP, please see our annual report:  GHP Annual Report CY 2013 (.pdf)

How to reach the GHP Office:

Mailing Address:

Global Health Programs Office
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Richards Building, Suite B405
3700 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6116

Phone: 215-898-0848
Fax: 215-573-2158
Email: globhlth@mail.med.upenn.edu

Individual Contacts:

Neal Nathanson, MD
Founding Associate Dean (2003-2014)

Steve Larson, MD
Assistant Dean

Megan Doherty, MPH
Administrative Director

Valerie Sica
Administrative Coordinator

Dustin Utt
Administrative Coordinator

Last updated:  October 21, 2014

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