January 21, 2010- Michael Pena has joined the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics to serve as its communications specialist and media-relations representative.
Pena comes to Johns Hopkins from Stanford University News Service, where he spent the last five years writing articles featured in the university's printed news weekly for faculty and staff, as well as on its news Web site. He also held media relations responsibilities, writing press releases, working with journalists and assisting staff, faculty and administrators with external communications. At the Berman Institute, Pena will serve as science writer and public information officer, providing timely background and news on issues in the ethics of health care, science and public health. His scope of work will include promotion of faculty experts and scholarly work affiliated with the institute via press releases, an e-newsletter, blog and social media. Before his career at Stanford, he worked as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and other newspapers in the Northern California Bay Area. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where he studied journalism.
For contact information, go to http://www.bioethicsinstitute.org
Media Contact: Joann Rodgers