Medical Journalist Ivan Oransky Visiting UW-Madison in November
Madison, Wisconsin - Dr. Ivan Oransky, executive editor of Reuters Health, will visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison the first week of November as biomedical writer in residence.
While on campus, Oransky will meet with students, visit classes and give a public talk entitled "This Talk Is Not Embargoed: How Scientific Journals and Societies Use Embargoes to Manipulate the Flow of Scientific Information."
The talk is scheduled for 4pm Nov. 2 at Memorial Union. Check "Today in the Union" for a room listing.
Oransky, who earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine, where he is clinical assistant professor of medicine, will also present grand rounds Friday, Nov. 5 at UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
That talk, "Health News Coverage: Just How Bad It Is, Why It Matters, And What Doctors Can Do About It" is set for 8am in the auditorium of the William S. Middleton Veterans Administration Hospital.
Oransky is being hosted by the Department of Life Sciences Communications and the UW Health office of public affairs.
Oransky has been managing editor, online, of Scientific American, deputy editor of The Scientist, and editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Praxis Post. He teaches medical journalism at New York University's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, and is treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
For three years, he taught in the health and medicine track at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism.
Date Published: 10/15/2010