Books, Brains, and Back and Forth: New Chapters in Pediatric Literacy Promotion (Plenary B)
Perri Klass, MD, is Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University; she practices pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital. She attended Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Klass writes the weekly column, “The Checkup,” for the New York Times Science Section and she has written extensively about medicine, children, literacy, and knitting. Currently the National Medical Director of Reach Out and Read, Dr. Klass ran the National Center from its inception through 2006, during which time the program grew from a single site to a national program with thousands of sites serving millions of children.
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