2023 Discovery Lecture

2023 Discovery Lecture

Categories: General, Lectures and Seminars, Virtual | Intended for

Thursday, March 02, 2023

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Add to calendar

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Contact Information

Rima Mattar, 6135202600, rima.mattar@carleton.ca


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About this Event

Host Organization: Office of the Dean of Science
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Unprecedented: Reporting on a New Era of Pandemics
A presentation by Apoorva Mandavilli, Science & Global Health Reporter, The New York Times

Apoorva Mandavilli is a reporter for The New York Times, focusing on science and global health. She currently covers the coronavirus pandemic, the monkeypox outbreak, vaccinations, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

She was a part of the team that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the pandemic, and was also a member of the team that was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. She is the 2019 winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting, and has won numerous other awards for her writing.

She is the founding editor in chief of Spectrum, an award-winning news site on autism science that grew an audience of millions. She led the team there for 13 years. She joined The Times in May 2020, after two years as a regular contributor.

Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Slate and The New Yorker online, and in the anthology “Best American Science and Nature Writing.”

She co-founded Culture Dish, an organization dedicated to enhancing diversity in science journalism, and was the founding chair of the Diversity Committee for the National Association of Science Writers. Ms. Mandavilli has a Master of Arts degree in journalism from New York University and a Master of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.