Director of Media Relations
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
Lori Friedman is Director of Media Relations in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. In addition to leading media outreach at Lehigh, she often writes feature stories for the university's online news sites and print publications.
With more than ten years of experience in nonprofit and advocacy communications, Friedman is proud of the work she has done to advance causes related to healthcare, education, science, environmental preservation and social justice. Her media relations and digital communications efforts have been recognized with awards from leading PR industry groups Bulldog Reporter and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
She holds a Masters of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego.
Using a large, unstructured dataset gleaned from 25,000 images, scientists demonstrate a novel machine learning technique to identify structural similarities and trends in materials for the first time.
A team, led by Lehigh University, will develop technology based on AI combined with state-of-the-art spectroscopy, to analyze municipal solid waste in-situ and in real-time, a cost- and time-effective approach that could pave the way to increased waste-to-bioenergy production.
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists at Lehigh University and the University of Lausanne discover and characterize a new mechanism by which the fission yeast cell acquires its tubular shape.
Brown’s research seeks to hijack bacteria’s machinery to develop targeted drug delivery and combat antibiotic resistance.
Lehigh researchers are part of a study that seeks to shed new light on the role of research productivity and extraneous factors in determining who receives coveted tenure positions.
In a Science Robotics article, Ph.D. candidate Jinda Cui and Jeff Trinkle examine current research in learned robot manipulation, offer nine promising areas for future exploration.
Valerie Jones Taylor has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to demonstrate the effectiveness of virtual reality as a training tool to improve interracial interactions and aid in diversifying the STEM pipeline.
Xu is one of only 16 teacher-scholars selected this year for this highly competitive grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.
Marilisa Jiménez Garcia's new book is the first extensive study of Puerto Rican youth literature of the 20th and 21st centuries.
For the first time, researchers have identified the specific mechanism of von Willebrand Factor (vWF)―an essential blood clotting protein―that enables it to bind to platelets and initiate clotting.
Mary Foltz examines the ways several postmodern authors use representations of human excrement to critique how people treat each other and the natural world.
Chen explores how 30 years of censorship of Chinese literature and film related to the Tiananmen Square Massacre have shaped public discourse.
Balasubramanian focuses on understanding the mechanical properties of multi-principal element alloys through computational and experimental methods and predictive engineering.
For the first time, an analysis identifies non-atopic childhood asthma as more than a set of symptoms, but a distinct disease, driven by early exposure to Benzo[a]pyrene from fossil fuel combustion.
Lehigh researchers quantify the interaction between the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—with the ACE2 receptors in human cells.
The award distinguishes overall excellence in integrating international education throughout all facets of university and college campuses.
Wakeel discusses how to frame population health disparities during the pandemic using maternal and child health epidemiological approaches.
Thomas McAndrew, a computational scientist in Lehigh's College of Health, and colleagues incorporate data from experts and forecasters.
In her latest book, Mary Foltz examines the ways several postmodern authors produce scatological works to critique how humans treat each other and the natural world.
Groundbreaking yeast experiment identifies a nontransitive evolutionary sequence where an organism is more fit than its immediate predecessor but less fit than a distant ancestor.