Conference / Symposium

Stanford Health Policy Forum: "Health Care in Practice: A Journalist's Perspective"

Sponsored by Office of the Dean, Stanford School of Medicine


Wednesday, March 20, 2013
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Paul Berg Lecture Hall, 2nd Floor, Li Ka Shing Center, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford University
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Health Care in Practice: A Journalist's Perspective

A conversation with Pam Belluck, Health and Science Writer, The New York Times, and Author of Island Practice

Moderated by Paul Costello, Chief Communications Officer, Stanford School of Medicine 


Pam Belluck has been a staff writer for the New York Times for more than fifteen years, during which she has written about everything from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, cattle rustling to embryo adoption, and reported from places as diverse as Medellín, Colombia, and Seongham, South Korea. She served for more than a decade as a national bureau chief for the Times, covering some of its biggest stories, and is currently a health and science writer for the paper.

Ms. Belluck’s first book, Island Practice, is a “spirited, true story of a colorful, contrarian doctor on the world-famous island of Nantucket. Thirty miles out to sea, in a strikingly offbeat place known for wealthy summer people, but also home to independent-minded, idiosyncratic year-rounders, Tim Lepore holds the life of the island, often quite literally, in his hands”.

In conversation with Paul Costello, Ms. Belluck will talk about Island Practice and her wide range of reporting on medicine and science for The New York Times. This moderated discussion will conclude with a dialogue with the audience.

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This forum is free and open to the public.

Space is limited. Doors will close at 11:40 A.M.

Please allocate extra time to find parking and walk to Li Ka Shing Center.

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