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Columbia: Public Radio Host Randy Cohen to Interview Associate Dean and Civil Rights Advocate, Dr. Robert Fullilove

Emmy Award-winning writer and former New York Times editor of “The Ethicist” column Mr. Randy Cohen, who is now host of public radio’s Person Place Thing, will interview Dr. Robert Fullilove, professor of sociomedical sciences and associate dean of community and minority affairs. The event will be held on May 2, in front of a live audience about a person, place, and thing that have influenced his life and career.

Dr. Fullilove is an award-winning educator, civil rights advocate, and international public health leader. His research and practice spans numerous areas, including substance abuse and addiction, minority health, human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), tuberculosis, and the built environment. He has had several committee and board appointments at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 2003, he was designated a National Associate of the National Academies of Science. For nearly a decade, Dr. Fullilove has been teaching public health courses in six New York State prisons that are part of the Bard College Prison Initiative (BPI) and serves as senior advisor to BPI’s public health program.

Mr. Randy Cohen’s public radio interview show is based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak about something they care about. Guests are leaders in the arts, humanities, politics, and science. Mr. Cohen has written humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines including The New Yorker, Harpers, and the Atlantic, and for “Late Night with David Letterman.”

A reception will follow the program, which includes a live musical performance.

Event is free and open to the public.

WHAT:  “Person Place Thing” with Dr. Robert Fullilove

A Live Recording of Randy Cohen’s Podcast

WHEN:    May 2, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:    Columbia Mailman School

                   Allan Rosenfield Building