Sheri Fink

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Sheri Fink

Past Event: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

At Town Hall Seattle

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Sheri Fink is a journalist, author, and winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. She has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and an M.D. from Stanford University.

Her medical degree is what led her to humanitarian aid work in disaster and war zones, and eventually to journalism. Her book, Five Days at Memorial, which expands upon her Pulitzer Prize-winning article about a hospital in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and the Los Angeles Times Book prize for Current Interest. Fink is currently a staff reporter for the New York Times.

Fink’s Patron Reception will have nibbles generously donated by Ethan Stowell Restaurants.

 

Selected Works:

Books
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (2013)
War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival (2003)

Articles
“Citing Urgent Need, U.S. Calls on Hospitals to Hone Disaster Plans” (New York Times, 2012)
“Beyond Hurricane Heroics” (Stanford Medical Magazine, 2013)
“A Queens High-Rise Where Fear, Death and Myth Collided” (New York Times, 2012)
“Doctors Face Ethical Decisions in Haiti” (PRI’s The World, 2010)
“Life and Death Choices as South Africans Ration Dialysis Care” (Propublica, 2010)
“The Deadly Choices at Memorial” (New York Times Magazine, 2009)

Links

The New York Times: The Deadly Choices at Memorial
NPR: During Katrina, ‘Memorial’ Doctors Chose Who Lived, Who Died
Sheri Fink on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Salon: “Five Days at Memorial”: A hospital becomes hell
The New York Times: Harrowing Questions, and Ethics, During Katrina
The Boston Globe: Book Review: ‘Five Days at Memorial’ by Sheri Fink

Event Details

Town Hall Seattle

1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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