January 10, 2018
Event: A Talk with NPR’s Richard Harris – January 23, 12:00pm
You’re invited to a panel discussion with NPR’s Richard Harris: From Rigor to Rigor Mortis – Good Science, Bad Science, & Patient Care
Date: January 23, 2018
Location: Health Sciences Building, T-435
Richard Harris has covered science, medicine and the environment for National Public Radio since 1986. His award-winning work includes reports in 2010 that revealed the US Government was vastly underestimating the amount of oil spilling from the Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. He also shared a Peabody award with colleague Rebecca Perl for their 1994 reports about the tobacco industry’s secret documents, which showed that company scientists were well aware of the hazards of smoking. He has traveled the world reporting on climate change, for which the American Geophysical Union honored him with a Presidential Citation for Science and Society.
In 2014, he turned his attention back to biomedical research and came to realize how the field was suffering. Too many scientists were chasing too little funding. That led him to take a yearlong sabbatical at Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes to research and write his first book, Rigor Mortis.
This event is sponsored by the UW Health Sciences Schools and the UW Graduate School