I spend a lot of time writing about physicians and pharmaceuticals and fancy medical equipment—but my favorite healthcare stories are about the patients themselves.
Here’s a man who persevered through World War 2 and cancer, and has now helped to establish a program that supports other veterans going through cancer care at Cape Fear Valley Health in Fayetteville, N.C.
Greatest generation indeed!
The projects I do with VPM are some of my all-time favorites. We just finished collaborating on the second season of “UNTAMED,” which is all about the Wildlife Center of Virginia and the animals they treat.
They have a very talented team that puts the show together, and from their research I wrote an article to accompany each episode. I learned so much about the animals that live around us, and how to be a better neighbor to them.
Cape Fear Valley Health is a multi-facility hospital system that serves the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg area of North Carolina—my hometown! Their quarterly magazine is chock-full of patient stories and news about their expanding healthcare technology.
It’s also loaded with patient-focused healthcare content, which has been my specialty for more than 15 years.
Here are some pieces I wrote for their latest issue:
I was raised on PBS, and to this day I enjoy Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers with my son. So I was delighted to take on our local PBS station, WCVE, as a client last year.
Most of the content I have been writing there is for their “Science Matters” feature, which lets me learn about all kinds of things: physics, drones, space travel, and the up-and-coming jobs in STEM fields.
Here are a few of the pieces I’ve written for them:
Right now, we are working on some great content to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Stay tuned!
I have been a fan of PBS since I was in Sesame Street’s target demographic, and wherever I go, my car radio always finds the nearest NPR station.
So when the opportunity arose to write for WCVE, I was all over it. After our first meeting, I even got a tour of the TV and radio sides of the station. So cool!
You can read the first piece we worked on together, Bioscience and Drug Discovery with “Organs on a Bench,” on the WCVE website. It is part of their “Hot Jobs” series, meant to pique the interest of Virginia students who may be pondering a career in science.
I’m looking forward to doing more with them soon!
I had a great chat with the president of Stony Brook University about his recent visit to Italy for the G7 Education conference.
Read all about it here.
Another piece for VCU Health’s advertorial series in the Richmond Free Press. Click here to see the whole issue.
This was published in the Richmond Free Press, as part of a series showcasing the expertise of VCU Health’s physician specialists. Click here to see the whole issue.