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Office of Communications

The Office of Communications (OC) leads corporate communications about the research and programs supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

Overview

The OC staff writes stories, takes photos, films video and creates websites and graphics that help people understand genomics research and how it can impact their lives. By providing high quality and timely genomics information and resources, the office helps equip people with knowledge that can help to advance scientific research and health care; inform better policymaking, education, and reporting; and fuel exciting careers in genomics. The office is also the point of contact for all news media requests, inquiries from the scientific community, and questions from the general public.

  • Overview

    The OC staff writes stories, takes photos, films video and creates websites and graphics that help people understand genomics research and how it can impact their lives. By providing high quality and timely genomics information and resources, the office helps equip people with knowledge that can help to advance scientific research and health care; inform better policymaking, education, and reporting; and fuel exciting careers in genomics. The office is also the point of contact for all news media requests, inquiries from the scientific community, and questions from the general public.

Genomics and the Media

Genomics and the Media Seminar Series

A series featuring science communicators, including podcasters, writers, public speakers and others who discuss what it is like to communicate genomics today.

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Branch Staff

Sarah A. Bates
Sarah A. Bates, M.S.
  • Chief
  • Office of Communications
Jill Thomas
Jill Thomas, M.A.
  • Lead Writer/Editor
  • Office of Communications
Mauresa Pittman
Mauresa Pittman, M.B.A.
  • Lead Public Affairs Specialist
  • Office of Communications
Britny J. Kish
Britny J. Kish
  • Program Specialist
  • Office of Communications
Montooth
Jennifer L. Montooth, M.A.
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Office of Communications
Harry Wedel
Harry Wedel
  • Communications Specialist
  • Office of Communications
Christopher R. Donohue
Christopher Donohue, Ph.D.
  • Historian
  • NHGRI History of Genomics Program
Zach M. Utz
Zachary M. Utz, M.A.
  • Archivist
  • NHGRI History of Genomics Program
Darryl Leja
Darryl Leja, M.F.A.
  • Senior Graphic Artist/Scientific Illustrator
  • Office of Communications
Ernesto Del Aguila III
Ernesto Del Aguila III
  • Digital Communications Specialist
  • Office of Communications
Julia Fekecs
Julia Fekecs
  • Graphic Artist
  • Office of Communications
Alvaro W. Encinas
Alvaro W. Encinas
  • Audiovisual Production Specialist
  • Office of Communications
Mukul S. Nerurkar
Mukul Nerurkar
  • Web Content Editor
  • Office of Communications
Radwanullah Kakar
Radwanullah Kakar
  • Lead Web Developer
  • Office of Communications
Kenya Smith
Kenya R. Smith
  • Web Developer
  • Office of Communications
Ellaha Sadat
Ellaha Sadat
  • Front-End Web Developer
  • Office of Communications

Last updated: June 28, 2022