Annenberg Fellows in Health Communications

Annenberg Fellows in Health Communications



Peter David Blanck, coauthor of Communications in Medicine, is an Annenberg Senior Fellow and a Professor of Law and Psychology at the University of Iowa. Professor Blanck is a Commissioner on the American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law and former President of the American Association on Mental Retardation's Legal Process and Advocacy Division. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School where he was President of the Stanford Law Review.

Stuart N. Brotman, former Annenberg Senior Fellow, is President of Stuart N. Brotman Communications, a Boston-based consulting firm. He is a member of the faculties of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and the Boston University School of Law.

Fred H. Cate, coauthor of Communications in Medicine, is an Annenberg Senior Fellow and an Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law- Bloomington where he serves as Faculty Advisor to the Federal Communications Law Journal. Professor Cate is a member of the board of directors of the Coalition for Donation and of the American Society of Law and Medicine. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his A.B. with honors and distinction from Stanford University.

Barbara A. Gill, former Annenberg Fellow, is an internationally recognized clinical nurse specialist with 15 years' experience as an education and program administrator. She helped to establish and directed educational programming for The Partnership for Organ Donation, Inc. and for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals. Gill is a consultant to the American Nursing Association and the Association of Critical Health Care Nurses on implementing the Patient Self-Determination Act.

Gregory Makoul, coauthor of Communications in Medicine, is an Annenberg Senior Fellow and an Assistant Professor of Medical Education at Northwestern University Medical School, where he is founder and Director of The Program in Communication & Medicine. Professor Makoul is responsible for curriculum development in the "Patient, Physician & Society" course that runs throughout the first two years of medical school at Northwestern. He received his M.A. and his Ph.D. in communication studies from Northwestern University, and his B.A. from Wesleyan University.

David McKean, former Annenberg Fellow, is Special Counsel at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He is former Chief of Staff and Counsel to Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II of Massachusetts and Legislative Assistant and Investigative Counsel to Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. McKean is a graduate of Harvard University, Duke University Law School, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Newton N. Minow is the Director of The Annenberg Washington Program and Annenberg Professor of Communications Law and Policy at Northwestern University. He is Counsel to the law firm of Sidley & Austin and Chairman of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Minow is a former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and of the Public Broadcasting System.

Joel L. Swerdlow, former Annenberg Senior Fellow, is a Senior Editor of the National Geographic Society. The author of numerous books and articles, he has served as a consultant on public policy issues to major foundations and news organizations.