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2007 Urban Health Journalism Workshop Schedule

Friday, Oct. 12

6 p.m.

Keynote address
• Mary T. Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., deputy commissioner for the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New York City has been a leader in promoting public health and disease prevention. Its ban on smoking in restaurants, food labeling, and tracking diabetes have made headlines across the country. Bassett, who oversees the department's programs dealing with chronic disease, tobacco control, school health, minority health, and maternal and reproductive health, will discuss these programs and offer ideas and tips to help reporters tackle these issues in their own communities.

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

7 p.m.

Reception at the new headquarters for The New York Times (620 8th Ave. at 40th/41st Streets, 15th Floor)

Saturday, Oct. 13

8 a.m.

Registration opens
3rd Floor of CUNY at 230 W. 41st St.

9 a.m.

Why is urban health different?
• Greg Burke, vice president of planning, Montefiore Medical Center
• Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D., president, The New York Academy of Medicine
• Peggy Shepard, executive director and cofounder, We Act for Environmental Justice (West Harlem)
Moderator: Trudy Lieberman, director, Health and Medicine Reporting Program, Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

10:25 a.m.

Coming to grips with the obesity-linked diabetes epidemic
• Germaine Desjarlais O’Kane, R.N., C.D.E., diabetes educator, All Med Clinic, (Bronx)
• Richard Perez-Pena, The New York Times
• Lorna Thorpe, Ph.D., M.P.H., deputy commissioner, New York City Health Department
Moderator: Tim Race, business section health care editor, The New York Times

11:45 a.m.

Lunch and networking
3rd Floor Café

1 p.m.

Breakout 1: Telling the stories of our aging population
• Mary Jane Koren, M.D., M.P.H., assistant vice president, Quality of Care for Frail Elders program, The Commonwealth Fund
• Victor G. Rodwin, Ph.D., director, World Cities Project of International Longevity Center and NYU
• Allen Glicksman, Ph.D., director of research and evaluation, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Moderator: Paul Kleyman, editor, Aging Today

Breakout 2: Covering children's access to care

• David Appel, M.D., director, Montefiore Medical Center's School Health Program
• Georges Benjamin, M.D., executive director, American Public Health Association
• Roger Platt, M.D., director, Office of School Health for New York City
Moderator: Meredith Matthews, editor, Current Health 2

2:30 p.m.

Breakout 1: How prepared is your city for health disasters?
• Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press, Atlanta
• Brian Currie, senior medical director, Montefiore Medical Center
• Kim Elliott, deputy director, Trust for America's Health
Moderator: Karl Stark, pharmaceuticals reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Breakout 2: Tackling mental health issues in your city
• Jill Maddox, psychiatrist, Center for Urban Community Services and the Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless
• Joshua Lee, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of medicine, New York University School of Medicine
• Mary Beth Anderson, M.S.W., mental health attorney with The Legal Aid Society
Moderator: Ivan Oransky, M.D., deputy editor, The Scientist

4 p.m.

Breakout 1: Overcoming cultural barriers in your coverage
• Neil Calman, M.D., A.B.F.P., F.A.A.F.P., president and CEO, Institute for Urban Family Health; and professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Yeshiva University
• Sheree Crute, independent journalist, Brooklyn, N.Y.
• Adam Gurvitch, health advocacy director, New York Immigration Coalition
Moderator: Andrew Holtz, independent journalist, Portland, Ore.

Breakout 2: Mapping health data for local stories
• Frank Bass, director of computer investigations, The Associated Press, Washington, D.C.
• A.H. Strelnick, director, Institute for Community & Collaborative Health, Montefiore Medical Center
• Brian Kaplan, Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Moderator: Charles Ornstein, staff writer, Los Angeles Times

5:30 p.m.

Ending Reception
3rd Floor Lobby/Cafe