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Rebecca Skloot is a freelance science and medical writer, based
in Pittsburgh, and the former assistant editor of PittMed, the
magazine of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
"Henrietta's Dance" is adapted from her current
Mental Illness's Public Enemy #1
Marjorie Centofanti (MA'95) is a senior media relations
representative for the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and an
occasional contributor to Johns Hopkins Magazine. Her most
recent article on advances in stroke treatment, "Brain Attack,"
appeared in the November 1997 issue of the Magazine.
When Doctor Met Activist
Ann Finkbeiner, an associate professor in The Writing Seminars,
is a freelance science writer whose work appears frequently in
Science, The Sciences, Sky & Telescope, and the New
York Times Book Review. She is the author of the book
After the Death of a Child, and co-author with Hopkins's
John Bartlett of The Guide to
Living with HIV Infection, now in its fourth edition.
The Magic Bullet Keeps on
Lavinia Edmunds was a senior writer for Johns Hopkins
Magazine from 1988 to 1990. Her first article on Hopkins's
Alfred Sommer and his work with vitamin A ("The Magic Bullet")
appeared in the August 1989 issue. Edmunds joined the Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies this past fall as
director of communications.
Making Drinking Water Safe for the
Brian Simpson (MA'97) is a freelance writer and editor in
Baltimore who has filed stories from Cuba, India, the Czech
Republic, and other countries. His photos, taken in China,
appeared in the Magazine's September 1999 story on the
Hopkins-Nanjing Center, "'C' is for Capitalist." Simpson earned
his MA in poetry from The Writing
A Legacy of Engagement
Lew Diuguid (SAIS '63) worked on the foreign desk at The
Washington Post for 35 years before retiring three years ago.
He was the Post's correspondent in South America from 1970
to 1973, and he reported extensively from the Caribbean and
Central America throughout his tenure. As a classmate of
Madeleine Albright's at Hopkins's
Nitze School of International
Studies (SAIS), he seemed a particularly apt choice to
The Voice That Couldn't Be
Rhonda (Watts) Mullen served on the staff of Johns Hopkins
Magazine from 1985 to 1988, in positions ranging from
editorial assistant to associate editor. Today she is the
associate director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center's
Publications Office at Emory University in Atlanta.
The Six Who Built Hopkins
Neil Grauer '69, the creator of the Hopkins Blue Jay, is a
Baltimore writer and longtime contributor to Johns Hopkins
Magazine. He is currently the media relations representative
for the School of
Professional Studies in Business and Education.
Thwarting Cancer Before It
Baltimore freelancer Elaine Weiss formerly served as an editor
for Warfield's magazine. She is a frequent contributor to
the Hopkins Medical News.
On Pursuing Every Curiosity
The founding editor of Education Week and Teacher
Magazine, Ron Wolk also served as assistant director of the
Carnegie Commission on the Future of Higher Education and as a
vice president at Brown University. He is currently a consultant
for Education and Media Relations, living in Warwick, Rhode
Taking the Heat
After leaving Johns Hopkins Magazine in 1971, Bob
Armbruster teamed up with Magazine designer Gerard Valerio to
form EditaGraphics, a publications firm serving higher education
clients. He later edited East-West Perspectives in
Honolulu. He lives today in Florida, where he is active in
community theater; his first one-act play was recently produced
More Contributors to the April
APRIL 2000 TABLE OF CONTENTS.