Laura Newman: Medical Writer & Editor _____Email______
newman@nasw.org 
                   
 

Resumé of Laura Newman, M.A.

Contact Information: 212 664-0017 Email: newman@nasw.org

SUMMARY:  Combining more than 20 years experience as a medical journalist, writer, and editor, I write about clinical research results, evidence-based medicine, and health policy. I am an award-winning writer (National Press Foundation Fellowship for Cancer Reporting (2002) and the Science of Women’s Health Research (2000).

RECENT CLIENTS

¨      Medical Solutions (2006-Present
¨      Journal of Oncology Practice, American Society of Clinical Oncology,  (2004 to Present)
       Applied Neurology (2002 to 2005)
¨      Neurology Today (2004 to 2005)
¨      MEV HealthCom (2006)
¨      Network for Continuing Medical Education (2005)
¨      Oncology Health and Drug Benefits (2006)
¨      Porter Novelli (2005 to 2007)
¨      Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2004)
¨      BMJ (1999 to 2002)
¨      The Lancet  (1996-1999)
¨      Lancet Infectious Diseases (1999)
¨      Journal of the National Cancer Institute  (2000-2001)
¨      WebMD, 1999-2001

 

MAJOR CLINICAL FOCUS AREAS

  • Oncology
  • Imaging
  • Neurology
  • New diagnostics, emerging therapies
  • Disease management
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Clinical outcomes research, clinical trials, study design
  • Medicare

STAFF POSITIONS


Faulkner & Gray, 1996-1999
  • Editor of Medical Outcomes & Guidelines Alert, one of the first newsletters in clinical outcomes research and evidence based medicine.
  • Editor of 750-page annuals: Medical Outcomes & Guidelines Sourcehooks,, which highlighted breaking developments in the outcomes and guidelines field during the past year. 

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (1982 to 1989)

  •  Analyst in Capital Budget Office of the country’s largest public hospital system. Responsible for negotiating $25 million capital budgets for 2-3 hospitals in NYC each year.
  •  Liaison in Office of Affiliations between NYC medical schools and teaching hospitals providing medical and professional services to the City’s public hospital system.

 New York State Casemix Study (1982 to 1983)

  • Researcher and author of study on in-hospital death rates and patient severity across New York State hospitals.

 Bronx Professional Standards Review Organization (1980 to 1982)

  •  Analyzed hospital and physician variation in clinical outcomes at New York Statehospitals. 

MEDICAL MEETING COVERAGE

AcademyHealth
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 
American Academy of Dermatology 
American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Association for Cancer Research
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Urological Association
Chemotherapy Foundation
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Society of Medical Decision Making

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Science Writers in New York Chapter, Board Member and Membership Chair

 

MEMBERSHIPS

American Medical Writers Association
Association of Health Care Journalists
Editorial Freelancers Association
National Association of Science Writers
Science Writers in New York

COMMUNITY SERVICE

City University, John Jay College, Institutional Review Board, member
New York Cares, volunteer

EDUCATION

M.A., Tufts University, Urban, Social and Environmental Policy, 1980

(Concentration in Health Policy)

B.A., University of Illinois (Chicago), History, 1976

[Resume as of June 2008]

 
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