Education

 

I have completed a Core Curriculum certificate and an Advanced Curriculum certificate through the American Medical Writers Association.

 

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  Awards
  • Fellow of the American Medical Writers Association (October 2014)

Work Experience
Freelance medical and technical writer

November 2000 - present

Print Resume

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  • Preparation of manuscripts, government regulatory submissions, literature reviews, white papers, and a Webcast script

  • Scientific database design and construction; modeling of online data entry screens; preparation of tutorials

  • Annotation of a very large natural products database to include detailed descriptions of pharmacological activities of natural products

2010 - present

Senior Research Scientist

April 1998 - October 2000

Nutrition and Consumer Sector, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO

 

  • Identification of natural products beneficial for cardiovascular and bone health in postmenopausal women using cell-based assays

2010 - present

Postdoctoral Fellow

September 1994 - April 1998

Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

Advisor: J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Created transgenic mouse model: mammary gland-specific expression of dominant negative human estrogen receptor (ER) mutants

  • Investigated effects of dominant negative human ER mutants on estrogen and growth factor-dependent breast cancer cell proliferation in vitro

  • Characterized estrogenic properties of resveratrol, a compound in grapes and red wine, using human breast cancer cells

Graduate Student

September 1990 - August 1994

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Advisor: Neena B. Schwartz, Ph.D.

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  • Evaluated the effects of glucocorticoids on gonadotropin hormone secretion, pituitary content, mRNA, and other physiological variables in male and female laboratory rats

  • Investigated regulation of the rat FSHß gene promoter by glucocorticoids

  • Ph.D. thesis title "Effects of glucocorticoids on gonadotropin secretion, pituitary content, and messenger ribonucleic acid levels in male and female rats"

Graduate Student

June1988 - August 1990

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Advisor: Daniel R. Deaver, Ph.D.

 

  • Investigated age-related changes in the secretion of luteinizing hormone and growth hormone and changes in the cellular composition of the anterior pituitary gland in prepubertal bull calves

  • M.S. thesis title "Age-related changes in the secretion of growth hormone in infantile and prepubertal Holstein bull calves"

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