MedCity News names new Minnesota bureau chief

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Arundhati Parmar has been named the new MedCityNews.com’s Minnesota bureau chief.

Co-founder Chris Seper writes, “Arundhati is an intellectually voracious and journalistically tenacious reporter who is already a part of Minnesota’s medical industry. She takes over for Thomas Lee, who departed for and is doing pretty well over at Xconomy.

“Before joining MedCity, Arundhati covered economic development and medical technology at Finance & Commerce, a business daily based in downtown Minneapolis. But she has spent her career specializing in business reporting, working at two Crain publications in Chicago as well as a small high-tech publication in California and a daily newspaper in Indiana. I first spoke with Arundhati a month or so before launching our office in the Twin Cities; even though she was relatively new to Minnesota at that point, several in the med-tech community made a point of telling me they admired her work.

“Arundhati was born and raised in Kolkata (previously Calcutta), India. She has a degree from all three continents where she has lived: a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, a master’s in English Literature from the University of Sydney in Australia, and a master’s in journalism from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. Incidentally, she has made a solemn vow never to step inside a classroom again.”

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