PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16, 2018 –Lara Logan, a journalist with 60 Minutes and former CBS News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, will serve as the keynote speaker for Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation’s Magee Prize Dinner, an evening where stakeholders in women’s health care will convene to honor and celebrate the most impactful research in the field from around the world. The dinner will culminate in the announcement of the inaugural winner of the $1 million Magee Prize, which will fund a collaborative team whose groundbreaking research in reproductive sciences and women’s health will improve lives globally.
The dinner and prize are part of the larger Magee-Womens Research Summit, which will bring together top scientists, researchers and corporate leaders focused on women’s health. The summit kicks off on Oct. 9-10, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an epicenter of innovation in health, technology and science.
“Magee’s dedication to discovering and developing tomorrow’s medical research innovations that will lead to healthier, longer lifespans for humankind embodies the aspirational, innovative thinking we need to improve the lives of women, infants and communities globally,” said Logan. “I am looking forward to speaking about some of the important issues I’ve seen effect women and children throughout the world, and to honoring the winning research team.”
Logan, a full-time 60 Minutes correspondent since May 2012, has spent over 12 years reporting for the newsmagazine. Prior to earning this title, she had 14 years of journalism experience, including 10 years in the international broadcast news arena.
Few television reporters have spent as much time in Afghanistan as Logan has since the attacks of 9/11. Her journalistic efforts both overseas and in the United States have earned her a variety of awards and honors, including multiple Emmy Awards, several Murrow awards, an Overseas Press Club Award, the Daniel Pearl Award, Glamour Woman of the Year, five American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Awards, and electronic journalism’s highest award, the duPont–Columbia University Silver Baton.
“We are thrilled to have Lara join us as the keynote speaker for first Magee Prize Dinner,” said Michael Annichine, chief executive officer of MWRIF. “Lara’s experience and expertise will jumpstart a powerful and important conversation about the future of health for women across the world.”
For more information, and to register for the summit, visit www.mageesummit.org.