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Media inquiries

General inquiries:
Phone
: 314-286-0100
Fax: 314-286-0199

About the school

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After-hours assistance

Jessica Church
Director of Media Relations
j.church@wustl.edu


News team

Tamara Bhandari, Senior Medical Science Writer

tbhandari@wustl.edu | 314-286-0122
Tamara covers infectious diseases, molecular microbiology, neurology, neuroscience, surgery, the Institute for Informatics, the Division of Physician-Scientists and the MSTP program. She holds a double bachelor’s degree in molecular biophysics & biochemistry and in sociology from Yale University, a master’s in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in biomedical science from the University of California, San Diego.
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Elizabethe Holland Durando, Executive Director of Medical News & Media Relations

elizabethe.durando@wustl.edu | 314-286-0119
Elizabethe works with the science-writing and media relations teams within Medicine Marketing & Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University.
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Kristina Sauerwein, Senior Medical Science Writer

k.sauerwein@wustl.edu | 314-747-7921
Kristina covers pediatrics, surgery and student life. She has a bachelor’s degree in newspaper journalism and a minor in sociology from Syracuse University.
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Julia Evangelou Strait, Senior Medical Science Writer

straitj@wustl.edu | 314-286-0141
Julia covers the McDonnell Genome Institute, cardiology, developmental biology, radiation oncology and other cancer-related news. She has a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota.
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Marta Wegorzewska, Senior Science Writer

wegorzewskam@wustl.edu
Marta covers pathology and immunology, cell biology and physiology, pediatrics, radiology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, and technology management, among other topics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgetown University and a PhD in immunology from the University of California, San Francisco, and she did her postdoctoral work in Washington University’s Department of Pathology & Immunology.
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