August 17, 1994
Media Contact:Joann Rodgers
Phone: (410) 955-8659

Michael C. Purdy, B.J. formerly with the Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, has joined the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions' Office of Public Affairs as its science writer.

Purdy will primarily be responsible for press releases and other information about basic and preclinical sciences at the Hopkins School of Medicine; he will also write about applied research.

A former National Merit Scholar, Purdy graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. He interned at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, and later worked for three-and-a-half years as principal science writer for Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy laboratory in central Iowa. His responsibilities at the Ames Lab included media relations and writing for its quarterly magazine.

Joann Rodgers is director of media relations at OPA. Purdy can be reached at (410) 955-8725.

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