Laura Newman

Medical Journalist

Expertise

Medical Writing

Education

University of Illinois, Chicago, Tufts University

Highlights

 

Experience

Laura Newman is a former writer for Verywell Health. She began her career writing for Urology Times, to which she's contributed nearly 200 articles about all aspects of urology since the 1990s. In addition, Newman's coverage of annual meetings of the American Urological Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and on the web. Newman has participated in numerous advanced seminars for the media, including The Science of Women's Health Reporting, organized by Wake Forest University Baptist Women's Health Center of Excellence.

Education

Laura received her B.A. from the University of Illinois, Chicago. After participating in a one-year urban preceptorship program in urban health funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she went on to Tufts University, where she received an M.A in urban health policy.

Awards:

National Press Foundation fellowship for excellence in cancer reporting

Science of Women's Health Research

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