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2008 Urban Health Journalism Workshop Schedule

How where we live affects our health

(Schedule subject to change.)

For complete panel descriptions, see this page.

Friday, Oct. 17

Location: CUNY, 219 West 40th St., 3rd Floor

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Field trip: Visit elementary and high school health clinics in the Bronx, which are part of the largest hospital-sponsored school-based health program of its kind in the country. Learn up close the issues facing inner-city children and teens, as well as how teachers and health workers try to help.
(Limited seats. Advance sign-up required.)
Meet at CUNY to depart on bus; lunch will be provided.

2-5 p.m.

Hands-on training
Computer-assisted reporting basics: Investigating health data using spreadsheets
This hands-on session will cover the basics on how to use Excel spreadsheet software to analyze electronic information, finding patterns and trends for deadline and project reporting. With a focus on health, the session will also include tips on locating and using datasets online that can enhance your stories. Even if you’ve never used a spreadsheet before, you’ll come away with a jumpstart to add this skill. If you’ve had some experience, you’ll find some tricks and strategies to make your use more effective.
Instructor: Jeff Porter, AHCJ special projects director
(NOTE - the CAR class is now full.)

Location: The New York Times
620 8th Ave. at 40th/41st streets, 15th Floor

6 p.m.

Keynote by Steve Lopez of the Los Angeles Times
15th Floor, The New York Times
Hosted by The New York Times

7 p.m.

15th Floor, The New York Times

Saturday, Oct. 18

Location: CUNY, 219 West 40th St., 3rd Floor

7:30 a.m.

Registration opens

8 a.m. 

Breakfast bar available at CUNY's 3rd Floor Café

9 a.m.

Diagnosing the fiscal health of city hospitals
• Karl Stark, health and science editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer
• Alan M. Zuckerman, president, Health Strategies & Solutions Inc.

Impact of violence on neighborhood health
• Philip J. Leaf, Ph.D., professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; senior associate director, Center for Prevention of Youth Violence
• Jon Schuppe, staff writer, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger
• Mary Vriniotis, M.S., research specialist and communications liaison, Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center
• Moderator: Mike Stobbe, staff writer, The Associated Press

10:30 a.m.

Urban illness spotlight: Asthma and children
• Sebastian Bonner, Ph.D., investigator, Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine
• Ray López, environmental program manager, Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service Inc.
• Karen L. Warman, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Center
• Moderator: Irene Wielawski, independent journalist

How the “aging in place” trend affects senior health
• Kelly Greene, staff reporter, The Wall Street Journal
• Mia Oberlink, M.A., senior research associate, Center for Home Care Policy & Research, Visiting Nurse Service of N.Y.
• Fredda Vladeck, director, Aging in Place Initiative, United Hospital Fund
• Moderator: Trudy Lieberman, director, health and medicine reporting program, City University of New York

11:45 a.m.

Lunch available at CUNY's 3rd Floor Café

1 p.m.

Looking at health indicators by ZIP code
• Carolyn Olson, M.P.H., director, community epidemiology unit, New York City Health Department
• Gary Puckrein, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, National Minority Quality Forum
• Moderator: Jennifer LaFleur, director of computer-assisted reporting, ProPublica

Coming to grips with access to care
• Reed Abelson, health care reporter, The New York Times
• Albert B. Knapp, M.D., F.A.C.P.,clinical professor of medicine, New York University School of Medicine
• Peter Selwyn, M.D., M.P.H., chairman, Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
• Moderator: Tim Race, health care business editor, The New York Times

2:30 p.m.

What’s the real story on emergency rooms?
• Michael Carius, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Norwalk Hospital
• Lynne Holden, M.D., attending physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
• Moderator: Carla K. Johnson, staff writer, The Associated Press

Monitoring jail and prison health
• Courtney Gross, city government editor, Gotham Gazette
• Naseem Sowti Miller, health reporter, Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner
• Milton Zelermyer, staff attorney, Legal Aid Society
• Moderator: Phil Galewitz, health writer, The Palm Beach Post

4 p.m.

The built environment's impact on public health
• David J. Freeman, partner, Paul Hastings
• Lynn Dee Silver, M.D., M.P.H., assistant commissioner, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
• Hal Strelnick, M.D., director, Division of Community Health, Department of Family & Social Medicine; Montefiore Medical Center
• Moderator: Dave Biello, associate editor, energy & environment, Scientific American

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wine and cheese reception
Hosted by the Graduate School of Journalism at City University of New York

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