HSOC SAB (Student Advisory Board) and HSOC News/Calendar
Health and Societies SAB
The HSOC Student Advisory Board is a group of students who plan and sponsor activities and coordinate information to support the HSOC major. Activities include career panels, blood drives, lectures, field trips, course fairs and social events. New members will be chosen midyear to overlap with graduating senior members. See below for HSOC Newsletters.
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Sinead Benyaminov '14 (sineadb) Disease and Society)
Carolyn Chen '13 (carochen) Health Policy and Law
I am a senior concentrating in Health Policy and Law and minoring in Spanish. My concentration allows me to focus on two areas of interest; law and healthcare. I am especially interested in topics regarding healthcare reform, healthcare systems, and law and ethics related to the medical system. I have applied my interests and knowledge to helping disabled citizens in NYC receive medical treatment and assistance. I also participate in a program that teaches West Philly youth how to lead healthy lifestyles through healthy eating, exercise, and proper utilization of money and resources. I hope to learn more about the legal and healthcare systems through HSOC courses and I look forward to applying my knowledge to helping those in need.
I am a junior in the College, and am also majoring in Biology. Choosing Global Health as my concentration allows me to combine my passion for international issues with my interest in science. I enjoy learning about access to care and global collaboration on medical initiatives, such as work done by the World Health Organization. Outside the classroom and beyond my concentration, my HSOC major has carried over to my work in a Critical Care Medicine lab at CHOP and in my volunteer work at JeffHope Clinics and the VA Medical Center. In my remaining years at Penn, I look forward to exploring other classes in the major, and using that knowledge in my future career in medicine.
Yunica Jiang '13 (yujiang) Health Care Markets and Finance
I am a senior in the College concentrating in Health Policy and Law and minoring in Music. My main areas of interest are bioethics and the politics of health care reform. I have channeled these interests to my involvement with the Penn Bioethics Society and the Penn Bioethics Journal (http://www.bioethicsjournal.com/). My HSOC courses have allowed me to view health from various social science perspectives, and I hope to apply these tools to impact the future of health care.
Meechen Okai '13 (meechen) Health Care Markets and Finance
I am interested in healthcare disparities and issues with access to care. The HSOC major has educated me on the status of both healthcare in the United States and abroad, complimenting what I have learned in my other pre-med courses. Recently, I have worked in a public health research lab on Penn’s campus and I also did research on the validity of healthcare quality measures. I look forward to one day to incorporating the knowledge I have learned while being an HSOC major into my medical career.
Priya Srinivasan '14 (priyas ) Health Policy and Law
I am concentrating in Health Policy and Law and minoring in American Public Policy, Political Science, and International Development. My concentration allows me to understand how to impact health care at a national or state level, something I am committed to achieving in the future. I am particularly interested in how to improve access to health care across the country. In consequence, I am very fascinated by current health care reform efforts. My HSOC coursework has given me a deep understanding of health care that I have applied to a number of activities outside of the classroom. As an intern for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, the Vice President of Operation Smile, a research assistant to two Health Care Management professors, and the Global Health Panel Head for Penn's International Development Conference, I have had the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real world problems. I hope to apply what I learn through the HSOC major to a career in health law.
Shalyn Stevens '13 (shalyn) Disease and Society
Kathleen Sun '14 (kasun) Health Care Markets and Finance
Being able to explore the myriad opportunities HSOC provides, I have finally found my true areas of interest: healthcare disparities, particularly in developing countries, and health care management. I have complemented my interests by actively participating in SCOUT BANANA, a non-profit organization on campus that highlights the lack of access to healthcare across Africa. All of the HSOC courses I have taken thus far have given me the foundational tools to apply my knowledge to outside the classroom, and I hope to be able to utilize these tools to combat healthcare inequities in the future.
Aida Vega '13 (aidavega) Health Care Markets and Finance
Sam Ware '13 (sware) Public Health
I am concentrating in Public Health with a minor in history. My main interests and possible career path involves infectious diseases or epidemiology. Although most of my studies focus on domestic health issues, I've been fortunate to gain a global perspective by studying abroad on IHP’s Health and Community program. Outside the classroom, I've worked at the Penn-partnered Sayre Health Center and currently work for the West Philadelphia-based community development organization, Investing in Ourselves. Since I strongly believe in public service, I hope to apply my HSOC major to a public health career at a state or federal health agency in the future. I ala
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