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Pulitzer Winner Laurie Garrett Is Keynote Speaker For Seattle Biomedical Research Institute Fundraiser; Passport To Global Health Celebration Set For April 20 At The Fairmont Olympic Hotel


10/19/2005 5:12:50 PM

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 14, 2005--Pulitzer Prize-winning author Laurie Garrett will be the keynote speaker at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute's Passport to Global Health Celebration, set for 5:30-8:30 p.m., April 20, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. The event will increase awareness of infectious disease research as a means to improve global health and raise funds to support pilot research projects at SBRI, the largest independent, non-profit research organization in the United States focused solely on infectious diseases. Gerard Schwarz, Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, will serve as master of ceremonies for the evening, which will also feature the presentation of SBRI's inaugural Advancing Global Health Award to Gordon Perkin, M.D., founder of PATH and currently a Senior Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. SBRI established the new award to honor a Puget Sound-based individual or organization demonstrating a long-term commitment to building a world of healthy people, thriving communities and stable nations.

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