Friday, March 4, 3:00pm (Mayer Auditorium, Health Science Campus)
Laurie Garrett is one of America’s most eloquent and forceful speakers on global healthcare, infectious disease and disease prevention. She will deliver a multimedia talk that uncovers the reality of healthcare in the United States, Europe, Russia and Africa, providing a new understanding of both the challenges and the opportunities of delivering quality healthcare globally.
The only person to win the three “P”s of journalism—the Pulitzer, the Polk and the Peabody—Garrett makes plain the science behind the new threats to public health, both natural and manmade. She is particularly adept at navigating the politics that help and hinder how we prepare, treat and respond to these threats. A senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Garrett is the best-selling author ofThe Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance and Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. She has written forForeign Affairs, Esquire and the Washington Post and appears frequently on television shows such asNightline, Charlie Rose and Oprah. Garrett is former president and now a member of the National Association of Science Writers and has been awarded three honorary PhDs, the latest from Georgetown University.
Monday, October 18, 12 p.m. (Health Sciences Campus, Mayer Auditorium)
The recent era has seen a rise in writing about illness, including physician and patient memoirs, blogs about illness and the practice of medicine and fiction based on the experiences of patients. Jay Baruch, MD, will discuss the moral and ethical implications of this kind of writing. Dr. Baruch is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.