Distinguished Speaker Series

Dr. Holly Atkinson, a well-known media personality and a gifted speaker, has engaged audiences on achieving wellness for more than 20 years. She is the senior on-air medical correspondent and chief medical editor of HealthiNation, the leading digital consumer health video network. Atkinson is also assistant professor of Medicine and co-director of the Advancing Idealism in Medicine Program at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Public Health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. With degrees in both medicine and journalism, she possesses a unique blend of experience and skill—medical expertise, media savvy and business acumen. Atkinson has worked in print, broadcast television and web-based technologies for both consumers and medical professionals and has extensive international business experience. Read more about Dr. Atkinson.

Health and Human Rights

As we enter the 21st century, the belief in human rights as fundamental to life everywhere on the globe has taken center stage. Violations of human rights have a particularly devastating effect on people's mental and physical health. As past president of the non-profit group, Physicians for Human Rights, Dr. Atkinson gives a fascinating talk on the intersection of Health and Human Rights. She argues passionately that by protecting and promoting human rights both home and abroad, we can have a major impact on protecting and promoting health: our own health, the health of our children and the health and well-being of our planet. Promoting human rights is not just a luxury, but a necessity that is in our own best interest. Dr. Atkinson delivers this presentation for college audiences, business audiences and health care professionals.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

7:30 p.m. SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center 100
Dessert reception to follow event. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.


Tickets also available through:

Parker Theatre Box Office:

Monday - Friday
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 - Oct. 16
Oct. 31 - Nov. 3
For ticket information, please call 845-257-3880.

Will call and box office tables will also be open one hour prior to the event in the Lecture Center lobby.
For information about the Distinguished Speaker Series and sponsorship recognition opportunities, please call 845-257-3972.