2015 Annual McGovern Lecture and Awards Ceremony
6PM – Complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
7PM – Buffet dinner
8PM – Award Ceremony and Lecture
Treebeards at Market Square
Houston, TX 77002
Dinner will consist of multiple Treebeard specilities, including vegetarian options.
This year AMWA Southwest will be presenting the 2015 McGovern Award to Dr. Ivan Oransky, who is the vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today, co-founder of Retraction Watch, and founder of Embargo Watch.
Retraction Watch has earned wide praise throughout the scientific and journalism communities. Former BMJ editor-in-chief Richard Smith called the blog “one of the best innovations in science in recent years,” and Columbia Journalism Review columnist Craig Silverman described it as “required reading for anyone interested in scientific journalism.”
Dr. Oransky previously was executive editor of Reuters Health and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. His publications have won numerous awards, including two Gold Eddie Awards for science magazines from FOLIO and the Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He has authored or co-authored four books and written for numerous publications, including The Boston Globe, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal Online, The Lancet, and The New York Times.
Dr. Oransky earned his BA at Harvard and his MD at the New York University School of Medicine. While a student, he served as executive editor of The Harvard Crimson and as co-editor-in-chief of the medical student section of the Journal of American Medical Association.
In addition to his work as a medical writer and editor, Dr. Oransky teaches medical journalism at New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, and he is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Oransky currently serves on the board of directors and as vice president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
Registration for the banquet is $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers, $30 for students. Please RSVP by January 20, 2015. Seating is limited, so please register early.
Tickets can be purchased on the EventBrite page for this event. Please RSVP by January 20.