Tagged: Public Health
When Disaster Strikes: Reporting and Responding is an international conference that will explore the collaboration and tension between journalists and public health workers at times of crisis. The event, featuring a keynote speech by NBC’s Kerry Sanders, will mark the first annual collaboration of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Boston University’s Center for Global Health and Development, School of Public Health and College of Communication. A wide range of experts from the fields of global health, NGOs and journalism, as well as citizens and volunteers, will focus on the many layers of crisis in post-earthquake Haiti, to establish strategies for journalists and aid workers to function collaboratively.
<img src=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2009/09/besser.gif” alt=”besser” width=”181″ height=”191″ /><a href=”http://www.cdc.gov/about/leadership/leaders/besser.htm”>Dr. Richard E. Besser</a>, Senior Health and Medical Editor for <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/”>ABC News</a> and former Acting Director of the <a href=”www.cdc.gov/”>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a> (CDC) will be the guest speaker at the 11th annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture at the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College today. The title of his lecture is “Pandemics, Public Health, and Political Transition.” The lecture will begin at 3:00 p.m. at 635 Commonwealth Avenue in Room 101. All attendees are invited to a reception following the lecture at 4:00pm in the Setterberg lounge on the 2nd floor. <strong>THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC</strong>