HARTSVILLE — Cheraw native Dr. Rui Jiang, a 2007 graduate of the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, will address current Governor’s School students during a Thursday videoconference.
The SmartChat presentation on health care and world culture is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the school’s campus in Hartsville.
Jiang 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 and 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.
The Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics contributed information for this story.