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Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary
professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and
the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Since
its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and
unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide.
The Club provides
assistance in expedition planning, awards fieldwork grants to
scientists, writers, and photographers, and at our famed annual
dinners, honors accomplishments in exploration. But probably the most
powerful resource available to those who join the Club is fellowship
with other members--a global network of expertise, experience,
technology, industry, and support. The Explorers Club actively
encourages public interest in exploration and the sciences through its
public lectures program, publications, travel program, and other
events. The Club also maintains Research Collections, including a
library and map room, to preserve the history of the Club and to assist
those interested and engaged in exploration and scientific research.
2016 Meeting:The October meeting of The Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club will be Friday, October 14th.
Our speaker will be Jeffrey W. Hall, MD and the topic will be “Ten years after the tsunami: The role of humanitarian aid in developing a stable society in Aceh, Indonesia”.
See below for more information on our speaker and the topic.
will meet at noon in The Capital City Club. This is on the 25th floor
of the Capital Center at the corner of Main and Gervais Street, and
Assembly and Gervais Street in Columbia, SC. There is a parking garage
behind the Capital Center off Lady Street. Cost for the lunch is
$20.00. Remember that The Capital City Club dress policy prohibits blue
jeans and denims, shorts, tennis shoes and flip-flops. Gentlemen must
wear a collared shirt. Please email your attendance plans (by Tuesday
the 11th) to David Brinkman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our speaker:
Hall has served as an assistant professor in the Department of Family
and Preventive Medicine since 2008. He directs the department's
Maternity Care curriculum, and also supervises several of the School of
Medicine's global health projects, including the M-4 student
international electives, the Traveler's Health clinic, and a Global
Health Fellowship program. He holds a certificate of knowledge in
Clinical Tropical Medicine (CTropMed) from the American Society for
Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and also the Certificate in Travel
Health (CTH) from the International Society of Travel Medicine. Dr.
Hall has spent time living and working in Latin America, Asia, Africa,
Europe and the United States. He can order lunch in 4 languages, but is
never sure exactly what ends up on his plate.
Dr. Hall graduated
from the University of Florida School of Medicine and completed his
Family Medicine residency at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City in
About the topic:
The Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004
killed nearly 150,000 people in the Indonesian province of Aceh.
This complex humanitarian emergency brought an abrupt end to three
decades of a guerrilla separatist campaign in the region. Following
tsunami, these formerly violent insurgents transitioned to diplomatic
methods and use of democratic political processes. Such positive
reactions to catastrophes are not the norm, and the tsunami recovery is
an excellent study on factors that contribute to a beneficial response.
Dr. Hall and his family spent a year in Sumatra
partnering with Philippene and Indonesian health workers to reconstruct
primary care and public health in a post-conflict zone.
MEETINGS, GREATER PIEDMONT CHAPTER
The Greater Piedmont Chapter holds luncheon meetings on the second
Friday of each month at 12 noon at the Capital City Club in
Columbia, SC. Cost for lunch is $20.00. Please
email your attendance plans to David Brinkman at
Often people show up who have not made reservations. We try to make
sure there is more seating than reservations, but please notify us in
advance to be assured a place. If you are bringing any guests, please
email David their name(s). We like to record who attended each meeting.
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