“EGMN: Notes From the Road” is written by the reporting staff of Elsevier Global Medical News. Our medical reporters cover hundreds of medical meetings, press briefings, and other happenings each year across the United States and around the world. This blog gives you medical meeting news as it’s happening and the unique insider’s perspective of our seasoned team of reporters and editors.
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Alicia Ault covers health policy and the business of medicine for IMNG/Elsevier. She reports from congressional hearings on Capitol Hill, DC-based policy announcements from many medical specialty societies, and medical meetings across the country. She’s been a reporter for 22 years and is based in Washington. Follow her on Twitter @aliciaault.
Sherry Boschert has been a reporter and editor for more than 30 years and has won awards from the American Academy of Dermatology, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month program, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, and others. Sherry is based in San Francisco. Follow her on Twitter @SherryBoschert.
Doug Brunk is an award-winning reporter who has been covering health care since 1991. Before joining IMNG/Elsevier, he wrote for the health sciences division of Columbia University and was on the editorial staff at Contemporary Long Term Care magazine when it won a Jesse H. Neal Award. He has a master’s in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Doug is based in San Diego. Follow him on Twitter @dougbrunk.
Frances Correa is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in mass communications. She joined IMNG in 2011, after serving as editor for Patch.com in Germantown, Md. She previously served as video creative director for ChildFund International in Richmond, Va.
Robert Finn has been a science and medical reporter for 30 years. The author of two books and thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, Bob was senior science writer at Caltech and a full-time freelancer before joining IMNG/Elsevier’s San Francisco bureau in 2001. His undergraduate and graduate studies were in neuroscience. Follow him on Twitter @bobfinn.
Bruce Jancin has brought the readers of IMNG/Elsevier publications’ news of the major medical developments for more than 30 years. Bruce covers medical research and continuing education meetings around the world and is based in Denver.
Diana Mahoney joined IMNG/Elsevier’s New England bureau in 2002 after stints as a technical and science writer for the Lahey Clinic and TERC, an MIT-affiliated R&D group. She also served as associated editor and senior technology editor/writer at Computer Graphics World magazine focusing on medical and scientific imaging and visualization. Her journalism degree is from Brown University. Follow her on Twitter @DMPM1.
Damian McNamara reports on the latest medical advances as the Miami bureau chief for IMNG/Elsevier. Damian files video reports, blog updates, and podcasts from physician conferences around the United States and internationally. Follow him on Twitter @MedReporter.
Elizabeth Mechcatie primarily covers the Food and Drug Administration for IMNG/Elsevier, reporting on new drugs, devices, and biologics. She received her BSN from Duke University and a master’s in journalism from New York University. She is based in Washington. Follow her on Twitter @elizmech.
Naseem S. Miller is a multimedia reporter and has been covering health care and medicine for the past six years. She has won several awards in writing and investigative journalism. She has a bachelor’s degree in molecular and microbiology and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism. Follow her on Twitter @ReportingBack.
Mary Ellen Schneider has been reporting on the politics and economics of medical practice for 10 years. She writes, blogs, and tweets frequently about medical malpractice, Medicare payments, federal legislation, and health information technology. She is based in New York. Follow her on Twitter @MaryEllenNY.
Heidi Splete has been a medical journalist for 10 years. In 2009, she received in depth training on the resources of the National Library of Medicine via a fellowship from the Association of Health Care Journalists. She reports on medical news across multimedia platforms for a range of specialties including pediatrics, ob.gyn, allergy/immunology, obesity, cancer, digestive diseases, surgery, and rheumatology. She is based in Washington. Follow her on Twitter @hsplete.
Michele G. Sullivan has been a reporter and editor for more than 25 years. In her career, she has won 32 state and national awards for feature, news, and editorial writing and for newspaper design. As part of IMNG/Elsevier’s Mid-Atlantic bureau, she received the Journalism Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Neurology in 2070 and a Gold Triangle Award from the American Academy of Dermatology in 2010. Follow her on Twitter @MGSullivan.
Miriam E. Tucker has been a reporter for IMNG/Elsevier since 1986. She covers clinical medicine and public health, with particular expertise in diabetes and infectious disease. In 2009, Miriam was selected for an Association of Healthcare Journalists fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is based in Washington. Follow her on Twitter @MiriamETucker.
Kerri Wachter has been a medical reporter for 7 years. She has a special interest in imaging and is an enthusiastic user of new media technologies. She reports on medical news across multimedia platforms for a range of specialties including oncology, general and vascular surgery, dermatology, rheumatology, and neurology. She has degrees in journalism and chemistry and worked previously as a radiochemist. She is based in Washington. Follow her on Twitter @knwachter.
Patrice G. Wendling joined IMNG/Elsevier in 2004 in the Chicago bureau. Prior to her current position, she covered business and higher education, and served as a media critic for several daily newspapers for 25 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Follow her on Twitter @pwendl.
Mitchel L. Zoler joined IMNG/Elsevier’s Philadelphia bureau in 1992 and covers dozens of medical research meetings around the world each year. Previously, he covered medicine and science for publications including Medical World News, Cardiology Times, Urology Times, Hospital Practice, and Science Digest. A fellowship through the American Association for the Advancement of Science landed him at Newsweek early in his career. Mitchel has a Ph.D. in microbiology and did post-doc work in virology. Follow him on Twitter @mitchelzoler.