Medical Journalist To Give Marcon Lecture at DeSales University
Center Valley, Pa., - (March 7, 2002) - Dr. Bob Arnot, former chief medical editor and current special foreign correspondent for NBC, will deliver the 19th Annual Frank L. Marcon Lecture, Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., in the Billera Sport and Fitness Center at DeSales University.
Arnot is one of the most recognized names in the medical and health professions. Recently named to his new post as special foreign correspondent, he reports from the front lines on major foreign developments. Recently on duty covering the War on Terrorism, Arnot has returned from Pakistan and Somalia and is seen on NBC News network broadcasts including the Today Show, MSNBC and CNBC.
Prior to joining NBC in December 1996, Arnot was health correspondent for the CBS Evening News and CBS This Morning. He is also a veteran foreign correspondent having covered the Gulf War, the Rwandan genocide, and civil wars in Burundi, the Congo, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Mozambique, Uganda and Kosovo. He has covered epidemic disease from ebola in Central Africa and AIDS in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Malawi to cholera in Bangladesh, Somalia and Turkey. He is also reporting extensively on the threat of biological and chemical attacks and the anthrax scares that have Americans concerned.
Dr. Arnot will speak about his career and about "Emerging Diseases and the Threat of Bio-Terrorism," where he will analyze the truths and myths associated with new threats to our domestic security. He will discuss how our government, our health system and other public institutions must react given this new reality.
In addition to his medical and journalism careers, Arnot plays an active role in international relief and serves on the board of directors of Save the Children and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. He is a veteran 6000-hour pilot and has covered air disasters including JFK, Jr., Egyptair, Alaska Air and the Concorde crashes.
Arnot earned a bachelor of medical science degree from Dartmouth College and a medical degree from McGill University in Montreal in 1974. He began his medical career as the founder and chief of the Lake Placid Sport Medical Center where he served as administrator and as the physician to the 1977-1980 US Ski Team and the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. He continues as an active member of the US Ski Team board of directors.
Arnot is a successful author with eight books to his credit including, "Sports Selection," a comprehensive sports science book, "The Best Medicine," a book which gives concrete, practical advice on how to receive the best medical treatment, "Dr. Bob Arnot's Guide to Turning back the Clock," a complete fitness program for men, "Dr. Bob Arnot's Revolutionary Weight Control Program," a groundbreaking step-by-step diet program, "The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet," and "The Biology of Success," a book which focuses on the role that positive mental energy plays in living a successful and satisfying life. His latest books are "The Prostate Cancer Protection Plan," and the "Healthy Breast Cook Book."
The Marcon Lecture Series is named in memory of Frank L. Marcon, a prominent area businessman who served as a DeSales University trustee from 1966 until his death in 1982. Previous speakers have included Charlie Rose, Tim Russert, Mark Shields, Paul Gigot and Helen Thomas.
The lecture is free and open to the public but tickets are required for seating purposes. Call (610) 282-4604 for tickets.
Press Release: Medical Journalist To Give Marcon Lecture at DeSales University | Posted on: 3/8/2002
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu