Global Health Night set for Jan. 28

Members of the Global Health Interest Group at Penn State College of Medicine are holding Global Health Night — an evening of international food and important discussion about issues in global health — on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Penn State Hershey University Conference Center. Sarah Smith, a fourth-year medical student whose international clinical experiences began in 2007 and led her to countries including Zambia, Honduras, Peru, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia, will present on her experiences at The Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Also slated to speak is Dr. Pauline K. Bridgeman, assistant professor of family and community medicine and a physician at Penn State Hershey Medical Group-Harrisburg. Bridgeman spent three years in general pediatrics at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center before moving to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in 2011 with Cure International. She returned to the United States and has been working with pediatric residents. Bridgeman will share the lessons she has learned abroad in the field of global health. 

Tickets are $10 in advance ($12 at the door) and are on sale in the Office of Humanities (Room C1743) or Medical Education (Room C1704) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Jan. 28.

Global Health Night is sponsored by the Global Health Center and the Global Health Interest Group. For more information, email

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Last Updated January 15, 2014