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Volume 33 No 4
147 FEATURE: SCIENCE SERIES
Transport of Substances in the Body Part 2: How Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Are Transported in the Blood
Laurie Endicott Thomas
In Part 2 of her series on the transport of substances in the body, Laurie Endicott Thomas introduces us to the proteins involved in transporting oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.
151 CALENDAR OF MEETINGS
152 FEATURE: EVERYDAY ETHICS
Gender Bias in STEM: How Medical Communicators Can Act
Agnella Izzo Matic and Priyanka Jadhav
The #MeToo movement has brought women’s experiences to the forefront of cultural conversation. This Everyday Ethics piece sheds light on the challenges of gender bias in STEM fields and explores some ways that medical communicators can help.
157 FEATURE: ETHICS SERIES
People Who Cannot Afford Boots Cannot Pull Themselves Up by the Bootstraps: An Evidence-Based Exploration of Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health, and How Medical Writers Can Help – Article 3: How Health Disparities Touch Your Work
Bob Kirsch and Tamara Ball
Bob Kirsch and Tamara Ball wrap up their series by discussing how medical communicators can support and participate in the effort to reduce health disparities in the United States.
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An Interview with Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
A selection of comments from Dr Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, discussing the role of medical writers and editors in addressing health disparities in America.
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Table. Here Are Some Topics You Might Choose to Write About: Some Suitable for Professionals, Some for the Public, Most for Both
Bob Kirsh and Tamara Ball offer a wide variety of topics relating to health disparities that medical writers might choose to explore.
169 SOUNDING BOARD
Susan Yeyeodu and Faustina Sackey
Can scientific writing be a form of scientific discovery itself? Susan Yeyeodu and Faustina Sackey introduce the term in scriptio in recognition of the puzzle-solving, challenging of interpretations, and the generating of new ideas that can fuel the discovery process through writing.
170 REGULATORY INSIGHTS
The TransCelerate Clinical Protocol Template
Teresa McNally and Robin Whitsell
TransCelerate BioPharma issued Release 5 of its common protocol template (CPT) last year. This article reviews the applications and limitations of the CPT and compares it to the ICH E3 and ICH E6 guidance documents.
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Lay Titles for Clinical Trials: A Balancing Act
Leonie H. E. Leithold, Clive M. Brown, and Thomas M. Schindler
This article was first published in the European Medical Writers Association’s Medical Writing, Vol 27, No 2, pages 55-58.
178 IN THE SERVICE OF GOOD WRITING
Who Are We? When Is Now? Where Is Here?
Laurie Endicott Thomas
“Deictic” words, such as pronouns, are those that have a fixed semantic meaning but whose denotational meaning varies according to context. This article discusses different types of deictic words and how we can be sure to use them correctly and clearly.
180 PRACTICAL MATTERS
Teaching Research Writing in Academia
Damiana Chiavolini and Jonathan S. Feinberg
Damiana Chiavolini and Jonathan S. Feinberg tackle academia’s culture of poor scientific writing with a variety of strategies to incorporate writing education into an institution’s everyday life, starting with their own department.
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The F value, or “failure value,” is a regulatory requirement for drug products requiring child-resistant packaging. Chinmayee Joshi discusses how F values are calculated and documented and highlights some of the various challenges surrounding F value determination.
184 INDUSTRY NEWS
In the News: The Advent of Preprint Servers for Scientific Publications
Preprint servers such as bioRxiv have been growing in popularity. What’s driving this increased usage, and what does it mean for medical research?
185 SOCIAL MEDIA
Loneliness and the Long-Distance Worker: Is Social Media the Remedy?
The benefits of working remotely are accompanied by an increased risk of social isolation and lonilness. Megan Garlapow explores how various social media tools can help teams and individuals stay connected and engaged across distances.
188 FREELANCE FORUM
Brian Bass, Lori De Milto, Cathryn Evans, and Ruwaida Vakil
My medical writing department is undergoing a change, and I need to transition from full-time employee to freelance; what are my first steps?
As a freelance medical writer, how do you feel AMWA membership has helped your career?
What other organizations besides AMWA do you recommend a freelance medical writer join?
191 MEDIA REVIEWS
The Mighty Marketer: Your Guide to Making More Money as a Freelance Medical Writer
7 Steps to High-Income Freelancing: Get the Clients You Deserve
Reviewed by Sharese Terrell Willis
The Ethics Police? The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe
Reviewed by Karen Potvin Klein
193 AMWA NEWS
From the President
Cynthia L. Kryder
Moving Forward with Open Arms and Open Minds: An address from AMWA’s new president
Coming Soon: AMWA Salary Survey
The 2019 AMWA Salary Survey will be coming soon. We look forward to hearing from you!
Update on Medical Writing Certification
A few key updates from the Medical Writing Certification Commission on the MWC® examination