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National Journalist To Speak On Nursing And The Media

March 22, 2002--

WHO: Madge Kaplan, Health Desk Editor, Public Radio International's Marketplace

WHAT: Talk - "Why Isn't Nursing More Newsworthy?"

WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m.

WHERE: McLeod Hall Auditorium

WHO: Madge Kaplan, Health Desk Editor, Public Radio International's Marketplace

WHAT: Medical Center Hour - "Unbearable Business of Change: Life in the Health Professions"

WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 12:30 — 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Jordan Hall Conference Center

The University of Virginia School of Nursing and its Class of 1968 Lectureship bring Public Radio's Madge Kaplan to U.Va. April 9 and 10. Kaplan will discuss "Why Isn't Nursing More Newsworthy?" on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in McLeod Hall Auditorium. Co-sponsored by the Women's Center, the talk will take a look at society's ambivalence about being sick and needing a nurse, and the lack of respect she sees permeating major news media's treatment of nursing.

Kaplan will be a panelist at the U.Va. School of Medicine's Medical Center Hour on Wednesday, April 10, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Jordan Hall Conference Center. She will discuss "The Unbearable Business of Change: Life in the Health Professions." School of Nursing Dean Jeanette Lancaster will participate in the panel discussion.

Medical Center Hour explores current, often controversial topics in ethics, law, culture, public policy, religion and spirituality, science research, and the arts as these topics relate to health.

Kaplan has been Boston bureau chief and health desk editor of Public Radio International's Marketplace since 1995. She is a veteran National Public Radio reporter specializing in health policy.

Since 1989, she has been senior health desk editor at Boston's WGBH/89.7 FM. Kaplan established one of Marketplace's first national news bureaus at WGBH Radio and was responsible for reporting a variety of breaking business news throughout New England. The bureau now concentrates on the health care industry.

Kaplan has received a number of awards for her work, including the 2001 Gracie Allen Award, Pew Charitable Trusts' Primary Care Journalism Award, 2001 and 2000 American Academy of Nursing Media awards, Boston A.I.R. Awards, Women in Communications' Clarion Award, and Unity Awards in Media. She has been recognized by the Association for Women Journalists, the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, American Women in Radio and Television, and the Public Radio Program Directors' Association, which named her Best Announcer in 1994.

A Cincinnati native, Kaplan received her bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1975.

Contact: Katherine Jackson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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