Dr. Siddartha Mukherjee and Katie Couric featured in the Aspen Leadership Series

Dr. Siddartha Mukherjee, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for his book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, joined Katie Couric, Special Correspondent for ABC News, for the Aspen Institute’s April 10th program, “Conversations with Great Leaders in Memory of Preston Robert Tisch.”  Dr. Mukherjee, who is a leading cancer physician at the CUNY Presbyterian Hospital and professor at Columbia University, and Ms. Couric, who in addition to being an acclaimed journalist and TV personality is a prominent cancer advocate, spoke about cancer research, trends, public advocacy, and the imperative for investment in new therapies.  The event took place at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House, and is part of the Leadership Series sponsored by Steve Tisch, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.