Media Advisory: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Speaks on the Collapse of Public Health at UAlbany Journalism Lecture Series
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 14, 2007)
Pulitzer Prize winner Laurie Garrett, best-selling author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance, will give a lecture on "The Collapse of Public Health: A Journalist Reports from the Front." Dale Morse, director of the Office of Science and Public Health in the New York State Department of Health, will serve as respondent. The talk is part of the series Scientists & Journalists: Dialogues for the 21st Century, sponsored by the University at Albany's Journalism Program and supported by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
- Laurie Garrett, best-selling author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance and Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
- Dale Morse, director, Office of Science and Public Health, New York State Department of Health
- Thomas Bass, professor of English and journalism, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany
Thursday, March 15, 2007, 4:15 p.m.
Life Sciences Auditorium, University at Albany uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY
Laurie Garrett is the best-selling author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance and Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. In March 2004, Garrett took the position of senior fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an expert on global health with a particular focus on newly emerging and re-emerging diseases; public health and their effects on foreign policy; and national security.
Garrett is the only writer ever to be awarded all three of the Big "Ps" of journalism: The Peabody, The Polk (twice) and The Pulitzer. She is a former medical and science writer for Newsday in New York City.
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