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Judy Martin Finch
Director for Media Relations
Diane Duke Williams
Associate Director for Media Relations
Tamara Bhandari, Senior Medical Science Writer
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Tamara covers pathology & immunology, medical microbiology, infectious diseases, cell biology, neurology, neuroscience, neurosurgery and radiology. 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. Tamara worked in research labs for about a decade before switching to science writing. She joined WashU Medicine Marketing & Communications in 2016. She has received two Robert G. Fenley writing awards from the American Association of Medical Colleges. In 2020, she won a bronze for “Mind’s quality control center found in long-ignored brain area” and in 2022 a silver for “Mice with hallucination-like behaviors reveal insight into psychotic illness.”
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Jim Dryden, Director of Broadcast and Podcasts
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Jim covers psychiatry and neuroscience, orthopedics, diabetes, obesity and nutrition. He has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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Elizabethe Holland Durando, Director of Medical News
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Elizabethe oversees School of Medicine content in the Record, and covers public and global health and various other topics. 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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Huy Mach, Video Producer & Storyteller
Huy uses visual storytelling in his coverage of medical education, patient care, and research. He was part of a team of photographers at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography in 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Western Kentucky University.
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Judy Martin Finch, Director of Media Relations
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Judy covers physical therapy and occupational therapy. She has a bachelor’s degree in radio/TV broadcasting from William Woods University
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Kanna Rook, Associate Director of Strategic Communication, Siteman Cancer Center
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Kanna covers Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She has nearly 15 years’ experience in public relations, with a bachelor’s degree in communication from Truman State University.
Kristina Sauerwein, Senior Medical Science Writer
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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
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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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Diane Duke Williams, Associate Director of Media Relations
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Diane covers obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine and the Institute for Public Health. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.
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