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Elaine Vitone (she/her) is a science writer, editor, and audio producer. She is senior editor of Pitt Med, the flagship publication of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and writer/producer of the magazine’s podcast, Pitt Medcast.

Elaine’s magazine stories and podcast episodes have won awards from the National Association of Science WritersCarnegie Science Center, the Association of American Medical Colleges, Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, International Association of Business Communicators, Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association, and the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned her MFA in nonfiction writing.

Pitt Medcast airs regularly on the National Science Foundation’s Science Zone Radio; it was also handpicked by Public Radio Exchange’s highly curated storytelling channel/app, PRX Remix.

Previously, Elaine freelanced for GQ, Ladies’ Home Journal, Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, US Airways Magazine, Pennsylvania Pursuits, Pittsburgh magazine, and Pitt Magazine, among others. 

Elaine, her husband, Dylan, and their three kids live in Pittsburgh.