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Barbara Strauch, New York Times health/medical science editor & author of The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain and The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tell Us About Our Kids, was the second speaker in the Stanford Center on Longevity Distinguished Lecture Series.

The lecture series is cosponsored by Stanford Health Policy’s Center on Advancing Decision Making in Aging (CADMA) and the Center on Longevity.

Strauch has been a writer and editor for 35 years, covering everything from City Hall to medicine and space shuttle missions at newspapers in New York, Boston and Houston. As Deputy Science Editor, she also coordinates health coverage throughout The Times and helps oversee the paper’s new health website. She started at The Times as the media editor 15 years ago. She was an assistant editor on the National Desk for several years, before moving to the Science Department to run the paper’s health and medical coverage.

The Center created the lecture series to spotlight the changes, challenges and opportunities of a rapidly aging population.

Date: September 29, 2010

Time: Lecture from 3:30-4:30 p.m., reception from 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Location: Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305-6055