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 honor and celebrate 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’s groundbreaking research in reproductive sciences and women’s health to improve lives globally.
The dinner and prize—part of the larger Magee-Womens Research Summit being held Oct. 9 and 10 in Pittsburgh—will bring together top scientists, researchers and corporate leaders focused on women’s health.
“Magee’s dedication to discovering and developing 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 affect 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 more than 12 years reporting for the news magazine. Prior to earning this title, she had 14 years of journalism experience, including 10 years in international broadcast news.
Few television reporters have spent as much time in Afghanistan as Logan 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 the first Magee Prize Dinner,” said Michael Annichine, chief executive officer of Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation. “Lara’s experience and expertise will jump-start a powerful and important conversation about the future of health for women across the world.”
For more information, visit www.mageesummit.org.