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Global Health Lecture Series featuring Brian Engel, PhD, SOM, Class of 2016

The Office of Global Health (OGH) invites you to attend an ongoing lecture series on issues related to global health and building healthy communities. The lectures will be held twice a month at 12:00 noon CT. Invited guest speakers will share their personal stories and experiences. Everyone is invited to attend. Free lunch will be provided to the first 50 attendees (Lubbock campus only!)

The Peace Corps and Papua New Guinea: One Volunteer's Experience

  • Speaker: Brian Engel, PhD, School of Medicine, Class of 2016
  • Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
  • Time: 12:00 noon
  • Location: ACB 120

The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.

Since that time, 210,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.

Brian Engel was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea from 1997-1998. During this presentation, he will discuss the Peace Corps as an organization, the country of Papua New Guinea (with an emphasis on medical issues), and his experiences teaching high school there.

Brian is a second year medical student, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He joined the Peace Corps after a stint with Teach For America. Between PNG and Lubbock, he earned a Ph.D. in Northern Ireland and taught high school science in several places including Yokohama, Japan. He is married and has a 4-year old son, and they all love to travel whenever they get the chance.

This presentation will not be linked to the additional TTUHSC campuses; however, it will be recorded for future viewing on the OIA website.

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