Upstate News

June 17, 2003
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Pulitzer-winning author and Newsday reporter to speak on the collapse of global public health June 19 at SUNY Upstate

Laurie Garrett, author of The New York Times bestseller “The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance,” and the only author ever to win a Peabody, Polk, and Pulitzer, will present a public lecture Thursday, June 19, at 8:30 a.m. at the Weiskotten Hall Medical Alumni Auditorium, 766 Irving Avenue on the SUNY Upstate Medical University campus.

Garrett’s presentation is titled “The Betrayal of Trust,” a title adapted from her most recent book, “Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health.”

Garrett is a medical and science writer for Newsday. She has also written about infectious diseases for many publications, including Foreign Affairs, Esquire, Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and Current Issues in Public Health and has appeared frequently on national television programs, including Nightline, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and The Charlie Rose Show.

Garrett’s lecture is part of grand rounds for the combined departments of pediatrics and medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

[b]Editor’s note: Garrett will be available for interviews following her lecture at 10 a.m. Please notify Darryl Geddes by calling 464-4828 if you plan to cover.[/b]

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