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Joanna B. Downer

Director of Research Development

Duke University

Direct Phone: (919) ***-****       

Email: j***@***.edu

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Duke University

100 Fuqua Drive Box 90120

Durham, North Carolina 27708

United States

Company Description

Duke University Medical Center News Office is a full-service news office available 24 hours a day, every day, to respond to inquiries from the media. We are dedicated to quickly respond to media requests and encourage you to call our office if you have qu ... more

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Employment History

Assistant Director, Basic Science Communications

Johns Hopkins University

Chancellor's and School of Medicine's Dean's Offices at Duke Medicine


Mass Media Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science



BS with Honors


Carnegie Mellon University



nuclear chemistry

Washington University



nuclear chemistry

Washington University

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Joanna Downer, Ph.D., ... [cached]

Joanna Downer, Ph.D., Co-chair Associate Dean for Research Development, Office of Research Development Duke University School of Medicine

Cell membrane plays crucial role in releasing nitric oxide from red blood cells [cached]

Contact : Joanna Downerdowne010@mc.duke.edu919-684-4148Duke University Medical Center

Cell membrane plays crucial role in releasing nitric oxide from red blood cells.
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University Medical Center researchers report that the membranes of red blood cells are actively involved in storing and releasing nitric oxide, a molecule that regulates blood flow and oxygen delivery in humans.
The findings, published in the Feb.

First potential 'universal' cancer vaccine shows promise in lab [cached]

Contact: Joanna Downer 919-684-4148 Duke University

Joanna B. Downer, M.S., ... [cached]

Joanna B. Downer, M.S., Ph.D. Joanna joined the Chancellor's and School of Medicine's Dean's Offices at Duke Medicine in January 2006. Since 2009, she has led Research Development at the School of Medicine. She previously worked in science writing and media relations, first at Duke and then at Johns Hopkins Medicine. At Duke, she covered basic and clinical cancer research, and at Hopkins she covered the biomedical sciences, genetic medicine, and cell engineering. She also has extensive experience in scientific editing. Joanna holds an MA and PhD in nuclear chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. While in graduate school, she was a Mass Media Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, placed at Time Magazine in Washington, DC. Joanna also earned a BS with Honors in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Founder Isadore Sharp, now in his eighties, remains chairman to this day. He started with a simple idea: guests staying with Four Seasons should feel at home. His company now has 95 hotels in 40 countries and employs 44,000 people.

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