Friday, May 4, 5 pm to 8 pm
White Hall Atrium and Gandhi Auditorium
Global Health Initiative Symposium: Silent Auction & Global Food Tasting
Special Guest: Roger Pacholka, M.D., '85
General Admission: $50
Roger Pacholka, M.D., is a proud graduate of Wright State University. He flunked out of college in 1971 but received a second chance from Wright State. Pacholka received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980, a Doctor of Medicine in 1985 and graduated from Wright State’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program in 1988. Dr. Pacholka now leads medical students, residents, attending physicians and other health care professionals serving the poor in Southern Africa. As a medical student, he developed a two-month global health rotation in Swaziland, Africa, becoming the first of hundreds of Wright State students to work in the area. He serves as the medical director and U.S. board chairperson for Mercy Air South Africa, a nonprofit missionary aviation organization that provides humanitarian, medical, educational and agricultural programs throughout Southern Africa. At this year’s Academy of Medicine dinner, the comedian-turned-doctor will share stories of his work in Africa and his journey since medical school.