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: 314-286-0100
Fax: 314-286-0199

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After-hours assistance

Judy Martin Finch
Director for Media Relations
314-286-0105
314-750-4213 (mobile)
martinju@wustl.edu 

Diane Duke Williams
Associate Director for Media Relations
314-286-0111
314-750-2318 (mobile)
williamsdia@wustl.edu


News team

Tamara Bhandari, Senior Medical Science Writer
Tamara covers pathology, immunology, medical microbiology, cell biology, neurology, and radiology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry and in sociology from Yale University, a master’s in public health/infectious diseases from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in infectious disease immunology from the University of California, San Diego.
tbhandari@wustl.edu | 314-286-0122

Jim Dryden, Director of Broadcast and Podcasts
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.
jdryden@wustl.edu | 314-286-0110

Elizabethe Holland Durando, Director of Medical News
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.
elizabethe.durando@wustl.edu | 314-286-0119

Jim Goodwin, Associate Director of Strategic Communications, Siteman Cancer Center
Jim covers Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He also is chair of the Public Affairs & Marketing Network (PAMN), comprised of communications and marketing professionals representing 70 U.S. cancer centers. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska.
jgoodwin@wustl.edu | 314-286-0166

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.
314-604-4726

Judy Martin-Finch, Director of Media Relations
Judy covers physical therapy and occupational therapy. She has a bachelor’s degree in radio/TV broadcasting from William Woods University
martinju@wustl.edu | 314-286-0105 (o) | 314-750-4213 (m)

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

Julia Evangelou Strait, Senior Medical Science Writer
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.
straitj@wustl.edu | 314-286-0141

Diane Duke Williams, Associate Director of Media Relations
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.
williamsdia@wustl.edu | 314-286-0111 (o) | 314-750-2318 (m)