Our work with international governments has formed collaborations around the world.
PSPDG is a member group of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY).
Enrique Lin Shiao, PSPDG
Marga Gual Soler, AAAS
Román Macaya Hayes, Costa Rican Ambassador to US
Lead by PSPDG co-president Enrique Lin Shiao, members of PSPDG have visited the Costa Rican Embassy, and Roman Macaya Hayes, Costa Rican Ambassador to the US, has spoken at a number of PSPDG events, including as the keynote speaker of the 2017 Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Symposium. The partnership has resulted in the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between Penn’s Center for Global Health, the international arm of Penn Medicine, and the Costa Rican Ministry of Health to promote mutual cooperation in health research and education.
Sharon Kim, PSPDG
Kee B. Park, Korean-American Medical Association
PSPDG member Sharon Kim worked with the Korean-American Medical Association and their initiative Friends in Health: DPRK. Through this collaboration, Sharon traveled to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to engage in bilateral medical and scientific exchange with DPRK scientists and physicians at the Pyongyang Medical Conference in 2017 and 2018.
Aaron Tatad, PSPDG
Povilas Kučinskas, University of Pennsylvania
Krista Bard, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania
Our collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania began in 2016, taking the form of pro-bono scientific consulting. PSPDG members conducted interviews of Lithuanian-Americans living in Philadelphia, in addition to performing a literature review. The results were written up in a report, and Aaron Tatad was able to travel to Lithuania to present the results, in person, to Parliament.