Global Health Career Day 2010


The fourth annual Penn Global Health Career Day was held on Saturday, March 27, 2010.  More than 100 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):

  1. Introductory Remarks:  Larson (7 minutes)
  2. Keynote Address:  Global Health:  A Perspective from the South:  González Block (63 minutes)
  3. South South Partnerships
  4. Penn Faculty:  Capacity Building & Sustainability

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 am Check-In (Continental breakfast provided)

8:30 - 9:15 am Keynote Address: "Global Health: A Perspective from the South"

  • Introduction: Steve Larson, MD, Assistant Dean, The Center for Global Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Speaker: Miguel Ángel González Block, ScD, Executive Director, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública
    • Presentation .pdf
      Dr. González Block will provide a global health perspective that takes into consideration the interrelationships across countries with diverse development situations. The challenges of health promotion and disease prevention will be considered from the perspectives of national actors facing global health initiatives. The case for international governance and collaboration to attain universal access to health services and to control the diseases of poverty as well as those stemming from globalization will be made. A framework will be proposed to address global health challenges within countries North and South, as well as through regional collaborations.

9:15 - 9:30 am  Q&A/Coffee

9:30 -11:00 am Panel Discussion:  "South-South Partnerships"

  • Clemente Diaz, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
  • Belinda Forbes, DMD, Acción Médica Cristiana
  • Miguel Ángel González Block, ScD, Executive Director, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública
    A North-South collaboration is characterized by the “one-way” transfer of technology and resources from a developed country to a developing country.   Such top-down models dominate the landscape of US academic medicine.  A South-South partnership describes a collaborative model among developing countries that results in the horizontal movement of knowledge, experience, resources and technology.   This panel will present and discuss models that span the spectrum of South-South partnerships ranging from Government to Academic to Non-Governmental Organization-sponsored collaboration.

11:00 -11:15 am Q&A/Coffee

11:15 am – 1:00 pm Penn Faculty Discussion:  "Capacity Building & Sustainability"

  • Carrie Kovarik, MD, Dermatology & Infectious Diseases
  • Steven Larson, MD, Emergency Medicine
  • Jack Ludmir, MD,  Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pennsylvania Hospital
  • David Spiegel, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    • Presentation .pdf
      Two major goals in global health, capacity building and sustainability, remain difficult to achieve through traditional North-South partnerships.  South-South partnerships may hold the key to achieving these elusive goals.  This panel will present and discuss current efforts to leverage the resources of US-based academic medical centers to foster South-South partnerships in Guatemala, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

1:00 – 2:00 pm 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.  The event is located on the first floor auditorium of the Basic Research Building (BRB II/III) at 421 Curie Boulevard (click for Google Map).

Last updated:  November 20, 2013

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