Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Global Health Society

Upcoming Events

GHS/PPHS Joint Meeting

We are having a GHS/PPHS joint meeting to discuss future Spring 2018 events and leadership for the upcoming 2018/2019 academic year! Lunch will be provided.

Details: February 22nd, 12:00PM-1:00PM, Biomedical Research Building, Room 253.

Around-the-World Potluck

We've had a lot of success hosting this in the past and we hope to keep the momentum going. Come and meet your fellow classmates and enjoy some delicious food!

Details: March 22nd, 12:00PM-1:00PM, Anatomy-Chemistry, Room 149.

Previous Events

Here are some of the most recent events we have done in the past, many of which have been through collaborations with other student groups or organizations across the university.

MPH Faculty and Student Potluck

GHS has partnered with Penn Public Health Society (PPHS) to bring you an evening of food and fun! We will be hosting a large group of faculty from around campus to come and enjoy some delicious treats and reflect back on an amazing semester. All MPH students welcome!

Details: December 1st, 6:00PM. Please email GHS at for more details. Open to MPH Faculty and Students only.

Global Health Mixer

Faculty and students across the university will come together at the end of the Fall Semester to relax and enjoy a nice evening of drinks with friends and colleagues with an interest in global health. This event will be hosted by the Global Health Interest Group, the African Health Interest Group, and the Penn Global Surgery Group with the support of the Center for Global Health and the Medical Student Government.

Details: December 4th, 5:00PM-6:30PM, Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

Bending the Arc Film Screening

A screening of the documentary which depicts the history of Partners in Health, from its roots in rural Haiti to its present day. This will be followed by a discussion with Jon Shaffer, co-founder of PIH Engage. Light refreshments will be provided.

Details: November 17th, 4:00PM-7:00PM, Glen N. Gaulton Auditorium, Biomedical Research Building.

Lecture by Dr. Kent Bream

Dr. Kent Bream, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health and Director of the Guatemala Penn Partners will be discussing the history of the Guatemala Health Initiative and providing information for students interested in working in this part of Central America. Lunch will be provided.

Details: November 17th, 12:00PM-1:00PM, Francis C. Wood Room, John Morgan Building.