Research Offers Hope for a Safer Approach to Chronic Pain Relief

Press Release Research Offers Hope for a Safer Approach to Chronic Pain Relief Targeting specific receptors to ease chronic pain could reduce harmful side effects Release date: TBD A new line of research could lead to an alternative to highly-addictive opiates for the treatment of chronic pain. More than 25 percent of people worldwide suffer…

Concert Posters: Using Photoshop, InDesign, and Lightroom

The Crawfordsville Community Chorus is a small, nonprofit community choir that performs in 2 free concerts each year. The repertoire is a blend of classical and church music – two choral categories that frequently overlap. In December 2015, the CCC performed Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by a string quartet and organist. In April 2016, they will…

Environmental Health and Fishing

Full disclosure: This post is the second in a series of writing samples that I have composed for practice translating academic studies into language that is more accessible to the general public. What follows was not commissioned or used. Press Release Recreational Fishing May Be Exposing Americans to Toxins Safe Consumption Guidelines along the Mississippi River Conflict…

Delaware Choral Society: Promoting the Arts

The Delaware Choral Society (DCS) is a large community choir that was founded in Dover, DE in 1957. Its mission is to bring fine choral music to people living in Southern Delaware. In the past few years, DCS has performed Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Mozart’s Requiem. Below are samples of my…

Blood and ….Guts?

Full disclosure: This post is the first in a series of writing samples that I have composed for practice translating technical information into language that is more accessible to the general public. What follows was not commissioned or used by the American Society of Hematology. However, I have adopted their style, particularly with the approach…

Delaware Youth Chorale: Launching a New Youth Choir

In 2014, the Delaware Choral Society (DCS) established the Delaware Youth Chorale (DYC) to serve students between 3rd-7th grade. The DCS members in charge of the initiative used their community connections to reach out to area families and schools, but they also wanted media exposure. I pitched the story to contacts in the local media, which…

Wilmington Consortium: Advice on Social Media

The Wilmington Consortium is affiliated with the Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium. The group focuses on community outreach measures as a method of improving health outcomes and reducing infant mortality in Wilmington, DE. One of the struggles health workers in this area face is counterbalancing social trends that put infants at risk. In 2015, I met…