I have written a little bit of everything: newsletters, brochures, op-eds, case statements, blog posts and web pages. Here’s my resume and a few samples to show what I can do.

Articles                                                                                                                               Maya has a rare neuro­degenerative condition—a form of Batten disease called atypical TPP1 deficiency. The word “rare” hardly does it justice: ultra rare, hyper rare, twenty-people-in-the-entire-world rare?…How to Survive a Rare Disease

Remember the kids’ song “There Ain’t No Bugs on Me”? Totally untrue. There are lots of “bugs” on us—bacteria, viruses, fungi—trillions of them. They’re on our skin, throughout our guts, possibly in our brains, pretty much everywhere. Don’t recoil; it’s a good thing. Your Body is Bugged

Cancer is not like other diseases. Most conditions have external causes — bacteria, viruses, injury — but cancer comes from inside us. Cells go rogue, divide recklessly, invade other tissues and spread throughout the body…Taking Aim at Five Deadly Cancers

Eric Topol is not satisfied with the health care status quo. The practicing cardiologist and director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute has seen the future of medicine and, in his view, we’re not getting there fast enough…Healthcare Goes High-Tech 

Detecting and treating breast cancer is like a biological game of hide-and-seek. Clinicians must figure out whether a patient has cancer, how far the cancer has spread, and how much tissue to remove during surgery…Tracking Down Breast Cancer

There are trillions of microbes in the body — ten times more bacteria than there are cells. And while many may perform beneficial tasks, others aren’t so friendly…Gut Reaction

Insulin keeps Chris Stiehl alive, but it’s no picnic. Like millions of others suffering from diabetes, he wants a better option. He wants a cure…Mimicking the Pancreas

Until recently, the first thing Tracy Dixon-Salazar did every morning was check her daughter Savannah to see if she was still breathing. When she was a toddler, Savannah started having seizures...Finding Answers for Savannah

News Releases                                                                                                                  Researchers at UC Davis, in collaboration with colleagues at Jackson Laboratory, have developed a new way to personalize treatments for aggressive bladder cancer…A better way to personalize bladder cancer treatments

Highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) has helped millions survive the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Unfortunately, HIV has a built-in survival mechanism, creating reservoirs of latent, inactive virus that are invisible to both HAART and the immune system…Waking up HIV

Researchers at UC Davis have shown that the protein LRIG1 reduces breast cancer invasion and could potentially help control metastasis...Tumor suppressor LRIG1 controls breast cancer aggression and invasion

In a comprehensive modeling study, researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have found that breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women. However, the research showed increased risk for women with large breasts or breast implants, who must often receive extra screening views, increasing their radiation exposure…Making a safe procedure even safer

White Papers                                                                                                                      Since the five-year doubling of the NIH budget, completed in 2003, federal support for basic research has been under increasing pressure – intensified in 2013 by sequestration and congressional efforts to reduce the national deficit. In this new age of austerity, past research funding models are unsustainable…Reinvigorating Biomedical Research Funding

First off, marketing channels are expanding at a seemingly exponential rate. We were once limited to television, radio, print, America Online and CompuServe. Now we have YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instragram, Pinterest and text messaging… Science Marketing 2.0: A New Era, a New Toolbox

The medicines, medical devices, diagnostics, research tools, and biorenewables developed by life sciences companies across California preserve and improve quality of life for people around the world....CLSA California Life Sciences Industry 2016 Report 

Viral hepatitis is often called the silent epidemic. While more than 5 million people are infected with chronic Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) nationwide, symptoms may take decades to manifest and many may not be aware they are infected. That, combined with the stigma associated with hepatitis, has muted concern and endangered public health…Hepatitis: Stopping an Epidemic