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Poynter — "Does the Press Have a Caring Heart?"


When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Where:
55 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511
Tags: medicine , science , talk Speaker/Performer: Jane Brody, personal health columnist, The New York Times Description: Jane Brody received her B.S. degree in biochemistry from the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in 1962 and a masters degree in science writing from the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism the following year. After two years as a general assignment reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, in 1965 she joined The New York Times as a full-time specialist in medicine and biology. In 1976 she became The Times's personal health columnist. Her widely read and quoted column, which appears every Tuesday in The Times's Science Times section and in scores of other newspapers around the country, earned her the title of “High Priestess of Health” from Time Magazine.

Brody has also written many magazine articles and lectures frequently on health issues to audiences both lay and professional. She has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows throughout the country and has received numerous prestigious awards for journalistic excellence. In 1987, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Princeton University. She also has honorary doctorates from Hamline University in St. Paul, the State University of New York Health Sciences University and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Brody has written ten books including the best-sellers Jane Brody's Nutrition Book and Jane Brody's Good Food Book. Her other books include Jane Brody's Good Food Gourmet; Jane Brody's Good Seafood Book; Jane Brody's Cold and Flu Fighter, Jane Brody's Allergy Fighter, The New York Times Book of Health and The New York Times Book of Women’s Health. She is co-author of The New York Times Guide to Alternative Health. Her newest work, Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond: A Practical Primer to Help You and Your Loved Ones Prepare Medically, Legally, and Emotionally for the End of Life, was published in February 2009.

Open To: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor(s): Poynter Fellowship in Journalism
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