SJC Welcomes Dr. Marc Levin of Doctors Without Borders

PATCHOGUE, NY – October 21, 2009 – The Office of Global Studies at St. Joseph’s College is pleased to welcome guest speaker Dr. Marc Levin to talk about his humanitarian work with Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 12:40 p.m.  His lecture, “Medicine in the World's Most Underserved Communities: My Experience with Doctors Without Borders,” will take place in the Shea Conference Room on the College’s Long Island Campus in Patchogue, N.Y.

Dr. Marc Levin became a doctor so he could help people. He began volunteering for Doctors Without Borders to serve as a messenger to those in suffering nations. A volunteer physician with Doctors Without Borders in Niger and Chad during a 2007-08 mission to provide medical support to the war-torn region, Dr. Levin graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1998. He currently holds a faculty position in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is on staff at the Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice in New York City.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect or catastrophe.

This lecture is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. For more information, call 631.687.2625 or visit www.sjcny.edu.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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