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Hopkins Names New Director for Radio Service
Elizabeth Tracey will be the new voice of the Johns Hopkins HealthNewsfeed, a radio service of the Johns Hopkins Office of Corporate Communications. Tracey will continue the HealthNewsfeed mission of providing a daily, one-minute medical news program to hundreds of public and commercial radio stations nationally, and internationally through Voice of America. This free service, now in its 17th year, takes an objective look at medical information of interest to the general public. Audio programs and scripts are available on the Web at http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthnewsfeed.
Tracey's professional radio work has included daily medical news reporting with the Physicians Radio Network and continued until recently as co-host of the nationally syndicated program, "The Heart of the Matter," a live medical call in show. She has also written extensively about health for print and Internet-based news services, including WebMD, CBS Healthwatch and Reuters Health. Most recently she held a post here at Hopkins as Senior Writer/Assistant Managing Editor for Hopkins' Health Publishing Business Group.
Under Tracey's tutelage, expansion of the HealthNewsfeed service into the Internet and elsewhere is expected, utilizing both audio and video. She is also currently working on a book designed to help anyone understand the workings of the human body, based on her extensive experience teaching human anatomy and physiology.
HealthNewfeed, which has won national journalism and public relations awards, is produced by the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Office of Corporate Communications.