Patient advocacy in the age of social media

By Elizabeth Schiavoni, a freelance medical and science writer.  Registered Nurse Jenneh Bockari and trained researcher Natalie Archer met on Instagram. After years of living with endometriosis, a painful and commonly misunderstood chronic condition, they turned to...

When reporting clinical trial results changed a life

By Stephanie Wykstra, a freelance writer and research consultant for AllTrials USA. In June 2016, Nicole Gularte was ready to die. The 33-year-old tax accountant had relapsed from Leukemia several times since her diagnosis years earlier. She had lost her hair, could...

Statisticians on data journalism’s sweet spot

This year saw the United Nations host its first World Data Forum in South Africa, bringing together more than a thousand data experts and statisticians to find ways to use data for sustainable development. 2017 was also the year that Tableau, a data visualization...

The cultural shift medicine wants, and needs

By Stephanie Wykstra, a freelance writer and research consultant for AllTrials USA. Roughly 10 years ago, Dr. Sander Markx accepted an invitation to visit a clinic in Amish country from pediatric neurologist, Dr. Kevin A. Strauss. A trained clinical psychiatrist, Dr....

On a mission to solve the organ donor shortage

Interview by Stephanie Wykstra, a freelance writer and research consultant for AllTrials USA. Josh Morrison was working as a corporate lawyer in Boston in 2011, when he donated his kidney to a stranger. Three years later, he and fellow donor, Thomas Kelly, co-founded...
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