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Minakshi Joshi PhD 3500, W. 111th St. Chicago, Illinois 60655 Tel: 312-351-3859 mj9319c8@westpos t.

net OBJECTIVE To work as a freelance writer on medical and scientific communication projects w hich develop copy and/or content for educational, marketing, and promotional pie ces for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and medical communication agencies. SUMMARY OF SKILLS American Medical Writers Association Core Certificate Program. Public relations / Advertising / Marketing specialty. Planning and development of the financial, marketing, and operational functions of a small business. Ability to translate complex scientific and medical information for non-scientif ic or non-medical audiences. Leadership, managerial, administrative, and problem solving skills. Self-motivation, self-discipline, initiative, creativity, focus, meticulousness, independence, and humor. BUSINESS SKILLS Manage the finances of two dental offices including accounting, staff payroll, a nd over forty vendor accounts. Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel) Accounting Program "QuickBooks" SPSS WRITING SKILLS Created a brochure to teach young patients about the importance of good oral hyg iene. Created an informational, marketing brochure about the dental practices. Doctorate dissertation. Masters dissertation. Scientific research papers, abstracts, and posters. Grants. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SKILLS Experienced in forming a hypothesis, designing experimental protocols, conductin g experiments, obtaining and analyzing data, and writing results for publication in peer reviewed journals. Conceived and implemented a weekly "Research in Progress" meeting aimed at promo ting interaction between investigators who conducted research in the clinical an d basic sciences. Trained students and technicians in scientific experimentation, laboratory skill s, and data collection and analysis for presentation. Presented research findings at international meetings as oral and poster present ations. EDUCATION 1991 University of London (The Royal Free Hospital), Hampstead, London, UK Doctorate - PhD Medicine/Biochemistry 1984 Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK Master's Degree - MSc, Medicinal Chemistry 1982 University of London, Chelsea College, London, UK Bachelor's Degree - BSc, Honors Pharmacology WORK EXPERIENCE 1991 to Present Financial Officer / Office Manager/ Marketing /Patient Education Greenwood Family Dentistry, Chicago, IL Research Instructor (Faculty appointment) Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC R. J. Reynold's Leon Golberg Fellowship in Toxocology Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Albany Medical College, Albany, New York

AWARDS AND HONORS "Young Investigator Award" 1989 - Annual Meeting of "European Association for the study of the liver" (Munich) Award ($5,000) 1989 Travel Bursary - "European Association for the study of the liver" travel grant for the 24th Annual Meeting (Munich). 1993-1995 RJ Reynold's Leon Goldberg Fellowship - Toxicology 1996 Gaston County, North Carolina Cancer Society - Award ($3,000) 1996-1997 The Comprehensive Cancer Center - Wake Forest University, Pilot Proj ect Award ($7,500) AFFILIATIONS 1/2006 - Present American Medical Writers Association (Member) 1/1994 - 6/1997 The Biochemical Society (U.K) (Member) 1/1994 - 6/1997 The Oxygen Society (U.S.) (Member) 1/1994 - 1/1996 The Society for Investigative Dermatology (U.S.) (Member)