Science Life is the online news hub for the University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences, featuring research, news and multimedia content from the forefront of medicine. News releases related to biology and medicine are also posted online in our Newsroom on the date of their embargo. Our releases are accessible to qualified journalists on EurekAlert!, an online news resource sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Newswise, a press release distribution service. We will fax embargoed news releases and manuscripts on request.
The Media Team is available 24 hours a day to assist media professionals with breaking news, as well as finding expert health care sources, including physicians and researchers.
Primary media line
After normal business hours, dial (773) 753-1880 and press 8026 to page the on-call team member.
Lorna W.S. (Lim) Wong, Director of Media Relations
Administrative/executive issues, labor management, hospital finance, health policy and insurance, affiliations
Ashley Heher, Assistant Director of the News Office
Orthopaedics and sports medicine, breaking news, medical education (Pritzker School of Medicine), MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, doctor-patient relations (Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence)
John Easton, Senior Science Communication and Media Associate
Cancer, heart and vascular, pulmonology, nephrology, imaging-radiology, radiation therapy, pathology, anesthesiology, biomedical and basic science
Kevin Jiang, Science Communications and Media Associate
Transplants, neurology and neuroscience/psychiatry, genetics, biology, evolution
Tiffani Washington, Senior Media Relations Associate
Gastrointestinal diseases, pediatrics, women’s health (including obstetrics and gynecology), urban and community health, complementary and alternative medicine
Matt Wood, Digital and Social Media Manager
Science Life editor, healthcare social media, medical information technology, celiac disease, diabetes, burn injuries and care
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