November 3, 2004
Robert Bazell to Give Feinberg Lecture
CHICAGO—Robert Bazell, NBC News’ chief health and science correspondent, will be the lecturer at the 9th Annual Frances Feinberg Memorial Lecture on November 15 at the Feinberg Pavilion Conference Center, third floor, 251 East Huron Street.
There will be a reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by Bazell’s lecture, “Medicine and the Media: Deciding How Much Is Too Much?” at 5:30 p.m.
The lecture series, which is presented each year by the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute of Northwestern University, is named in honor of the late Frances E. Feinberg, a major supporter of the arts, science, and education.
In her position as officer of the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation, she helped to endow the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Louis Feinberg Chair in Ophthalmology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
Bazell has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Peabody Award. His reports, covering a wide range of topics in science, technology, and medicine, appear on NBC Nightly News, Today, and Dateline NBC.
Bazell also received the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award and the Maggie Award from the Planned Parenthood Association for his coverage of the AIDS epidemic. He also won an Emmy Award for a report on experimental brain surgery and another Emmy for a three-part series on the brain.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a BA degree in biochemistry, Bazell did graduate work in biology at the University of Sussex in England as well as doctoral studies in immunology at Berkeley.
He began his journalism career as a writer for Science magazine and then joined the New York Post as a reporter. Before joining NBC News, Bazell was a reporter for WNBC-TV, the NBC affiliate in New York.
The Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute was established in 1989 to support and develop clinical and basic research efforts to prevent, alleviate and cure cardiovascular disease. The institute provides leadership, services, and core physical facilities for cardiovascular disease research at the Feinberg School, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and other hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.