Guides to MIT experts on medically related research and on the environment are available through the MIT News Office.
The 1997-98 MIT Media Guide to Experts on Medicine, Physiology and Health features almost 200 MIT faculty and scientists involved in research ranging from aging to laser medicine to Z-DNA. It includes a brief description of each person's work, plus information on how to contact the researchers.
Though not comprehensive of all MIT researchers doing medically related research, the guide does give a feel for the scope of such research at the Institute. It contains sections on bioengineering, brain science and cognitive science, cancer, computers in medicine, diagnostics, diseases/conditions, general health, genetics, health-care policy and economics, physiology, space medicine and therapies.
The MIT Media Guide to Experts on the Environment, published in 1995, features some 100 researchers working in fields ranging from air pollution to waste remediation.
The cross-indexed guides are available to members of the media and members of the MIT community. If you would like a copy, please contact Myles Crowley of the News Office at x3-2700 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 25, 1998.