Lori Friedman

Director of Media Relations
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-3224
lof214@lehigh.edu

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.

Angela Brown Leverages Understanding of Bacteria to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Brown’s research seeks to hijack bacteria’s machinery to develop targeted drug delivery and combat antibiotic resistance.

NSF-funded Study to Examine College Tenure, Promotion Process

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.

The Path to More Human-like Robot Object Manipulation Skills

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 Taylor: Using Virtual Reality to Improve Interracial Interactions and Diversity in STEM

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.

Lehigh Chemist Xiaoji Xu Selected as Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

Xu is one of only 16 teacher-scholars selected this year for this highly competitive grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

Puerto Rican Youth Literature: Marginalized, but Not Marginal

Marilisa Jiménez Garcia's new book is the first extensive study of Puerto Rican youth literature of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Scientists’ Discovery of Blood Clotting Mechanism Could Lead to New Antithrombotic Drugs

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.

American Literature and the Metaphor of Human Waste

Mary Foltz examines the ways several postmodern authors use representations of human excrement to critique how people treat each other and the natural world.

Thomas Chen Examines the Impact of State Censorship in China

Chen explores how 30 years of censorship of Chinese literature and film related to the Tiananmen Square Massacre have shaped public discourse.

Ganesh Balasubramanian Studies the Mechanical Properties of Advanced Materials Using Computational Modeling

Balasubramanian focuses on understanding the mechanical properties of multi-principal element alloys through computational and experimental methods and predictive engineering.

Researchers: Air Pollutant is Likely Contributor to Most Severe Asthma Species

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.

Scientists Identify Virus-Cell Interaction That May Explain COVID-19’s High Infection Rate

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.

Lehigh Recognized by NAFSA with 2021 Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization

The award distinguishes overall excellence in integrating international education throughout all facets of university and college campuses.

International Women’s Day: Fathima Wakeel Presents at Women in Data Science GM Multiregional Conference

Wakeel discusses how to frame population health disparities during the pandemic using maternal and child health epidemiological approaches.

Forecast: the Impacts of Vaccines and Variants on the U.S. COVID Trajectory

Thomas McAndrew, a computational scientist in Lehigh's College of Health, and colleagues incorporate data from experts and forecasters.

Embracing Our Excremental Selves

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.

Evolution’s Game of Rock-Paper-Scissors

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.

Experts’ Top COVID-19 Strategy: National Stay-at-Home Order With Financial Compensation

Newly released report is part of an ongoing meta forecasting project.

Forecast: 125,000 fewer U.S. COVID Deaths if Half the Population Initiates Vaccination by March 1

Thomas McAndrew, a computational scientist in Lehigh's College of Health, and colleagues incorporate data from experts and forecasters.

Muzhe Yang: Light Pollution Linked to Preterm Birth Increase

In first study of its kind, researchers find that light pollution, based on a measure of skyglow, could increase the likelihood of preterm birth by 12.9%.