Global Health Career Day 2009

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The third annual Penn Global Health Career Day was held on Saturday, March 28, 2009.  More than 150 students, faculty, and staff from institutions throughout the Greater Philadelphia area attended.  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 Required 

Please 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)

8:30-9:15 a.m.  Keynote Address:

  • Introduction: Steve Larson, MD, Assistant Dean, The Center for Global Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Speaker: Jean William Pape, MD, Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
    • Keynote Address (pdf)
      William Pape has dedicated his career to improving the health and wellness of underserved communities in Haiti. His work embodies the tripartite mission of academic institutions: service, education, and research. Dr. Pape will discuss his vision of global health and the remarkable accomplishments of the NGO he directs, Les Centres GHESKIO (Haitian Study Group on Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections

9:15-9:30 a.m. Q&A/Coffee

9:30-11:00 a.m.  Global Health Career Choices and Opportunities

  • Jean William Pape, MD, GHESKIO
  • John Farrar, MD, PhD, Former Deputy Director INCLEN
  • Farida Kerouani, MA ICP, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
    Throughout the world, there is an increasing recognition of the importance of global health. To achieve the desired improvement in the health status of billions, many disciplines must contribute. Opportunities are neither limited to nor dominated by clinical care. There is a need for specialists in epidemiology, public health, economics, health care policy, basic science, and beyond. This panel will highlight the opportunities for individuals to engage in global health through a wide variety of disciplines.

11:00-11:15 a.m. Q&A/Coffee

11:15-1:00 p.m.  Penn Faculty and Staff: Combining Interests in Global Health with Careers in Academia

1:00-2:00 p.m.  Lunch (Lunch provided & tables will be hosted by program speakers)

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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