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By Jeffrey N. Gell


Stanford's Gibbons Named HMS Communications Director

Stanford University Medical Center's director of communications has been named director of public affairs at Harvard Medical School, according to an announcement from HMS.

Don Gibbons, who will begin his new job on Feb. 20, will be responsible for developing a new public affairs program for the Medical School. The goal of the program is to coordinate communication between different areas of the Medical School and its affiliated hospitals, according to the announcement.

Gibbons will report to A. Cushing Robinson, dean for resource development and public affairs.

While at Stanford, Gibbons oversaw five University publications and handled media relations, according to the announcement.

Gibbons had previously served the associate director of the communications office at Stanford.

From 1987 to 1991, he was editor-in-chief of Medical World News.


Pulitzer Prize Winner Will Lecture on Life of Journalist

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman will present a lecture on the life of a journalist on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The lecture, titled "The Best Stories About the Police Department Always Come From the Fire Department and Other Tales From a Journalist's Life," is an event sponsored by the Neiman Foundation to honor Joe Alex Morris, Jr. '49, a Los Angeles Times correspondent who was killed in Teheran, Iran in 1979 while covering that country's revolution.

Friedman joined the New York Times staff in 1981 and has reported from Lebanon, Israel and Washington, D.C. In 1988, he published "From Beirut to Jerusalem," a series of his reflections on the Middle East that won a National Book Award in 1989.

Friedman's lecture will take place at 5 p.m. in the Sackler Museum's auditorium. Previous lecturers in this series include James Wooten, Peter Jennings, Flora Lewis, Eric Sevareid, Peter Arnett and Harrison Salisbury.

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