Writing about people, health, science and engineering, conservation and environment, higher education.
This article for the University of Minnesota Libraries newsletter Continuum is about virtual reality and other technology librarians bring to physical therapy and other health students.
This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is a Q&A with parasitologist Madison Sant, who works in a medical reference lab to diagnose parasites and other conditions.
After pitching this topic to Science Publishing Group's Science Careers magazine, I interviewed and provided research for the article about a marine researcher who uses his coding and IT skills to program research vessels to track whales.
For snail-venom pain treatment research, the Department of Defense awarded a $10 million grant to be paid over four years to a multi-disciplinary team, some of whom worked on a University of Utah Health study. This article is for the ARUP Laboratories blog; ARUP is a partner to the University of Utah, and has an extensive pain management panel. Photo by My Huynh.
This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about a machine/robot called the Data Matrix Scanner created by the lab's in-house engineering department to automate high-volume testing of cholesterol particles.
This piece for Johns Hopkins Magazine looked at a study led by Haitham Ahmed, a cardiology fellow at the School of Medicine, analyzing data generated by treadmill stress tests from 1991 to 2009.
This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog talks about newborn screens, and some of those used in Utah that many other states do not include. The piece talks with newborn screening expert Marzia Pasquali, PhD, who works closely with the Utah Department of Health (UDOH). ARUP conducts tests for 30 of Utah’s 39 screened conditions.
This article for Johns Hopkins Magazine talks with surgeon Richard Redett, director of the Johns Hopkins Cleft Lip and Palate Center, who believes discarded surgical supplies could do much to improve quality of care in developing countries.
This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about ARUP medical director Mark Fisher's five-year National Institutes of Health grant to study mutations of the plague and some very contemporary medical connections.
This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is a Q&A with Elaine Gee, PhD, about ways that clinical healthcare providers can more effectively report next generation sequencing (NGS) results to patients.
This health piece for NBC.com The Body Odd looks at a study of videogame-user injuries.
This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about several innovative technologies from the employee tech fair. For instance, Pipette-to-Light illuminates one well at a time so a technologist can correctly inoculate in a 96-well microtiter plate. It can be used for tests including Lyme disease and other infectious conditions.
This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about two technologists' work using the technical lab information system that moves tests and results from the 3,000-plus tests offered at ARUP, through more than 70 labs.
This article for Magnify, the ARUP Laboratories magazine, is about collaborations between laboratories and pharmacists--and the ways they improve patient care and lower costs.
As one of a number of assignments from Johns Hopkins' alumni magazine and its publishing area Hub, I interviewed 2-3 sources, researched the topic, and turned in written copy.
This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about lead risk and lead poisoning, which has the highest rates among one- and two-year-olds. When exposed, a child can be anemic or hyperactive, have a lower IQ or even hearing problems.
This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). As common as cystic fibrosis, this lesser-known condition affects more than 1.4 million people worldwide, according to the organization Cure HHT.
This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about lab automation and new technology in the microbiology lab.
This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about 10 ways the nonprofit laboratory helps the environment.
This alumni profile for the University of Oregon is about Hilda Cohen--who started Make Brooklyn Safer, an organization that champions bicycle and street safety.
After pitching the topic to the University of California Berkeley's alumni magazine, California, I interviewed the subject in person, researched the topic, and turned in the written copy.
As an assignment from the director of communications for the University of Minnesota Libraries' e-newsletter, I interviewed three subjects (two professors and one librarian), researched the topic, and turned in written copy.