About the Center for Global Health

The Center for Global Health began as the Global Health Programs Office (GHP) at PennMed, and 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 Center 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.

CGH 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 CGH, please see our annual report:  CGH Annual Report CY 2013 (.pdf)

How to reach the Center for Global Health:

Mailing Address:

Center for Global Health
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
240 John Morgan Bldg
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6055

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

Individual Contacts:

Glen N. Gaulton, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Vice Dean
Director, Center for Global Health

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

Steve Larson, MD
Assistant Dean

Megan Doherty, MPH
Administrative Director

Tazeen Imran
Senior Coordinator for Research and New Ventures

Valerie Sica
Administrative Coordinator

Last updated:  November 18, 2015

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