December 1, 2017

SPECIAL EVENT: A talk with NPR’S Richard Harris

Book cover: Rigor Mortis by Richard HarrisPanel Discussion: “From Rigor to Rigor Mortis–Good Science, Bad Science, and Patient Care”

Noon-1:20pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Health Sciences Building, T-435
Light refreshments will be served

Panel Discussion:

  • Richard Harris, NPR Science Correspondent and author, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope and Wastes Billions
  • Ferric C. Fang, MD, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Microbiology and Adjunct Professor of Medicine
  • Timothy DeRouen, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Dentistry
  • Nina Isoherranen, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmaceutics
  • Daniela Witten, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics
  • MODERATOR: Joanne Silberner, Department of Communications
Richard Harris, NPR Science Correspondent

Richard Harris, NPR Science Correspondent

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 year-long sabbatical at Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes to research and write his first book, “Rigor Mortis.”

Sponsored by the UW Health Sciences Schools and the UW Graduate School

Also of interest? UWAA Public Lecture:
“Good Science, Bad Science: Getting Biomedical Research Done Right”
Featuring Richard Harris, NPR Science Correspondent and author, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope and Wastes Billions
January 24, 7:30 PM
Registration is free: Register here.