Understanding the Vaccine Race: A Virtual Conversation with Jon Cohen, Pulitzer Center Grantee and Senior Correspondent at
Wednesday, January 27, 7 pm EST on Zoom
Science Writers in New York is excited to present Jon Cohen, senior correspondent at Science Magazine, who writes on infectious diseases, outbreaks, immunology, vaccines, global health, genomics, CRISPR and primates.
Cohen (@sciencecohen), who is widely known for his coverage of epidemics (HIV/AIDS, COVID19, Ebola, influenza), immunology, vaccines, and global health, will discuss his reporting on the race to find a vaccine against COVID-19 with SWINY co-chair David Levine (@dlloydlevine).
About Jon Cohen
Jon Cohen is a widely published magazine writer and author of four nonfiction books on scientific topics. Cohen is a senior correspondent with Science, and has written for the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, BuzzFeed, Smithsonian, Technology Review, Outside, Slate, Surfer and many other publications.
His television appearances include the PBS NewsHour, the Today show, and the Larry King Show, and he also has been on several NPR and BBC radio shows. He specializes in biomedicine and is widely known for his coverage of epidemics (HIV/AIDS, COVID19, Ebola, influenza), immunology, vaccines, and global health.
Cohen has coordinated and appeared in two multi-part series on the PBS NewsHour that focused on efforts to end the AIDS epidemic and won a national Emmy for this work. His print stories have received awards from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the National Association of Science Writers, the American Society for Microbiology, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Treatment Action Group, the Pan American Health Organization, the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and the National Institute of Healthcare Management. Cohen earned a B.A. in science writing from the University of California, San Diego (1981), and lives in Cardiff, California.
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Wednesday, January 27
7 to 8 pm EST