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Volume 33 No 2

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51        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

Bob Kirsch and Tamara Ball

 

58        RESEARCH

 

An Examination of Microsoft® Word™ Features Used by Medical Writers

Rowan Valenzuela and Dan Benau

 

63        SCIENCE SERIES

 

Medical Cannabis: Where Do We Stand Today?

Marielle Fares

 

68        STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

 

For Safety’s Sake. Part 1: Collection of Adverse Event Data

Thomas M. Schindler and Helen Bridge

 

73        INDUSTRY INSIGHT

 

Accessing Clinical Trial Data, Predatory Publishing Revisited, and On the Possibility of Changing the P Value

Kristina Wasson-Blader

 

74        SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Find Your Social Media Comfort Zone

Eleanor Mayfield and Cynthia L. Kryder

 

76        PRACTICAL MATTERS

 

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: A Leadership Journey to the Emerald City

Ben Woelk

 

78        IN THE SERVICE OF GOOD WRITING

 

The Big Bad Wolf Wore a Tasteful Little Black Cocktail Dress

Laurie Endicott Thomas

 

80        AROUND THE CAREER BLOCK

 

Journey From PharmD to Medical Writing: Tips for Making the Transition

Lauren McMahan

 

83        REVIEWS

 

Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast: Getting Higher than a Kite on Medical Cannabinoids

Reviewed by Hazel O’Connor

 

Organ Donation in Japan: A Medical Anthropological Study

Reviewed by David Newby

 

Immunity: How Elie Metchnikoff Changed the Course of Modern Medicine

Reviewed by Kristin A. Roynesdal

 

Lab Girl

Reviewed by Karen Potvin Klein

 

86        OPEN SESSION REPORT

 

You Can Do It Too! Creating Science Videos for the Public

Kelly Schrank

 

87        REGULATORY INSIGHTS

 

From the Editor

Jennifer Bridgers

 

88        EVERYDAY ETHICS

 

Sample Size: Ethical Considerations

Tamara Ball

 

89        CALENDAR OF MEETINGS

 

90        FREELANCE FORUM

 

Brian Bass, Melissa L. Bogen, Sherri Bowen, Lori De Milto, Cathryn Evans, Gail Flores

Have you ever taken a writing test or completed a writing assignment as a sample for a potential freelance client? Why or why not? Do you think it is a good idea for new writers to complete such a test? What about experienced writers?

 

What are some advantages and disadvantages of mentoring new writers or subcontracting work to new writers?

 

Do you utilize online free or paid webinars, courses, and/or podcasts to expand your knowledge in your field? What are some of your favorite/recommended webinars, courses, or podcasts?

 

94        AMWA NEWS

 

Join Us in Our Nation’s Capital: The 2018 Medical Writing & Communication Conference

Ann Winter-Vann

 

From the President

Kathy Spiegel

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