Dr. Rui Jiang, GSSM Alumna and Resident Physician at Mount Sinai, to address GSSM student body

November 16, 2015

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Rui Jian, GSSM class of 2007, will address students during a SmartChat speaker engagement. Her video conference presentation regarding healthcare and world culture will take place November 19 at 4:00 p.m. on the GSSM campus in Hartsville.

Jiang is originally from Cheraw, South Carolina, and graduated from GSSM in 2007. She was a Benjamin Duke scholar at Duke University, where she co-founded the Undergraduate Bioethics Society. Jiang earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and is now a resident physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Her passion for the global health field led her to work abroad in Togo, a country on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, where she started a health insurance system that is still in use today. She hopes to continue to use her skills to improve people’s health on an even wider scale.

A program of the BCBS Economics & Finance Institute, the SmartChat Speaker Series is designed to enhance students' education while inspiring them through the stories and experiences of GSSM alumni, as well as the Palmetto State’s leading innovators in biology, chemistry, computer science, drama and film, economics, history, physics and writing.

Any media wishing to attend the SmartChat should contact Robert Fletcher, director of the BCBS Economics & Finance Institute, at fletcher@gssm.k12.sc.us or 843-383-3901 ext. 3907.

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