Paul Costello is the School of Medicine's chief communications officer. He hosts the award-winning podcast 1:2:1, a series of conversations about advances in health-care policy and biomedical research. He has a rich and varied professional background in communications having served in government in the White House, the Ohio Governor's office and the Mayor's office in Washington, D.C.; the private sector at Home Box Office and the Chicago retailer Marshall Field; and in academia as a vice president at the University of Hawaii System. The Chicago native holds an MSW from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He is an avid cyclist and swimmer.