Writing for Print and Web
MyCode: Revealing the links between our genes and our health
Eight years before President Obama announced a national focus on genomic research through the Precision Medicine Initiative, Geisinger Health System began enrolling participants in its genetic research biobank, MyCode. With 115,000+ patients enrolled so far and 50,000+ DNA samples sequenced, the project is one of the largest of its kind globally. MyCode now is returning results to patients with one of 76 genetic changes that increase risk for 27 conditions, including breast cancer, colon cancer and cardiomyopathy. Cover story for Geisinger Magazine.
Many Voices, Better Care
Diversity programs at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University enrich medical education and improve care throughout the region. For the SKMC Bulletin.
After Pediatrics: Innovative clinic for young adults with complex conditions
When young people with complex medical conditions acquired at birth or in childhood reach 18, they must leave pediatric care. Yet many adult health providers are unfamiliar with treating their conditions and care can be fragmented at best. A special Geisinger clinic provides coordinated care for these young adults. For Geisinger magazine.
Unlocking the Mysteries of Orgasm
Article on ground-breaking research by neuroscientist and psychologist who specializes in studying brain activity during sexual response. For neuroscience website of Rutgers-Newark.
Priming the Medical School Pipeline in Minority, Rural and Underserved Communities
Pipeline programs from medical schools now broadening to reach middle-school students and teenagers. For AAMCNews.
Eating Healthfully During Stressful Times
Stress may cause you to reach for high-fat or sugary foods. A look at how to beat emotional eating. Feature article for WebMD.
Bringing Philanthropy into the Real World
Students explore ways to broaden the notion of philanthropy and build a network from their common interests. For Rutgers Today.
Contributing Writer - Nonprofit Organization
News, treatment and survivorship content, profiles, newsletter stories, patient/survivor education guides for Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC.org), a national education and support organization.
Health System Website
Writing, editing and organizing web content for heart and vascular, bone and joint, neurosciences, and cancer sections of Abington Jefferson Health system's website.
I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape
The landmark book that brought to light the truth about rape--that it occurs most often between people who know each other. "Based on first-person accounts, scholarly studies and data from a nationwide survey...freelance journalist Warshaw draws a devastating portrait..." ~Publishers Weekly. Literary Guild alternate; on several "Best Books" lists. In 2015, Korean edition published.
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