Global Health Career Day 2008


The second annual Penn Global Health Career Day was held on March 29, 2008.  This event was well-received by more than 175 students, faculty and staff from institutions throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond.  If you missed any part of the day, or wish to see it again, you can view the video that was recorded.  Just click the appropriate link below:

Career Day Videos

(Real Player is required and a broadband connection is recommended):

Registration RequiredPlease follow this registration link to sign up online.  If your plans change after you have registered and you find you will not be able to attend, we very much appreciate your letting us know via this cancellation link.


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Detailed Program

8:00-8:30 a.m.  Check-In (Continental breakfast provided)

8:30-9:30 a.m.  Keynote Address:  Global Health:  A Declaration of Interdependence

Dr. Richard Guerrant is an internationally-recognized expert on enteric infections. He is the founder and Director of the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Virginia (UVA), School of Medicine. The CGH draws students from UVA’s Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Law, Commerce, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences. Students travel to Latin America, Africa, and Asia, building new relationships and helping to strengthen and diversify the institution’s long-standing research exchanges with international partners. This support of emerging leaders in the US and abroad contributes to developing a critical mass of scientists and health professionals working to improve the health of people globally. (UVA School of Medicine's The Center for Global Health)

9:30-10:45 a.m.  Clean Water: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Global Health Problems

Ensuring the health and wellness of global communities requires a collaborative effort that brings scientists and health care providers together with educators, government leaders, economists, and community representatives.  Using the central theme of water and sanitation, this panel will highlight strategies for a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to global health and community wellness.

10:45-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00-12:30 p.m.  Collaborative Partnerships in Global Health

Over the past decade, the health and wellness of global communities has received considerable attention in the news.  A diverse group of participants ranging from private industry to academic institutions can now be found on the frontlines of global health.  A central theme for effective collaboration in global health involves capacity building and sustainability.  This panel will highlight a variety of models and approaches intended to achieve these results.

12:30-1:30 p.m.  Lunch (Lunch provided & tables will be hosted by program speakers)

1:30-3:30 p.m.  Advisory Panel :  Multi-Disciplinary Opportunities in Global Health

The rapidly growing interest in global health is a shared phenomenon experienced by schools across PENN’s campus.  This panel provides an opportunity for students to learn more about Global Health career opportunities among a variety of diverse disciplines. 

Transportation to Penn

The University of Pennsylvania campus is located in an area of West Philadelphia known as University City. Please click here for the Penn webpage that serves as a guide to using public and private transportation effectively.  In addition, Penn provides useful campus maps. The event is located on the first floor auditorium of the Basic Research Building (BRB) at 421 Curie Boulevard.

Last updated:  September 20, 2013

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