UW News

October 4, 2001

Laurie Garrett to speak on global health

Laurie Garrett, author of The Coming Plague and a science writer for New York Newsday, will be the speaker for the UW’s Hogness Symposium Thursday, Oct. 11. The symposium will be included among the events for the University’s Day of Reflection and Engagement.

Garrett will speak at 3 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium at the Health Sciences Building. A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the lobby. The symposium is free and no registration is required.

Garrett will speak on “The Critical Issues in Global Health Care,” drawing from her latest book, Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. She has received a Peabody Award and a Polk Award for her coverage of international health-care issues. She has also won a Pulitizer Prize.

Dr. Ann Marie Kimball, associate professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, chairs the Hogness Symposium Planning Committee.

For more information on the event, contact Health Sciences/Medical Affairs News and Community Relations, 543-3620.