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medical doctor, medical writer, research associate

Philadelphia, PA
October 22, 2019

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The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Providence, RI Doctor of Medicine

Brown University Providence, RI

A.B. (Bachelor of Arts, Africana Studies)

Enrolled in Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) Friends Select School Philadelphia, PA

High School Diploma

• Cum Laude Society - Member in Recognition of Meritorious Attainments of Justice, Honor, and Academic Excellence

• The T. Edwards Jones Award - Awarded for Outstanding Work in African-American History

• Recognition of Excellence in the Field of Science PUBLICATIONS

• Single Millimeter Wave Treatment Does Not Impair Gastrointestinal Transit in Mice; Alexander A. Radzievsky, Alan Cowan, Christopher Byrd, Alexander A. Radzievsky Jr., Marvin Ziskin, Center for Biomedical Physics, Temple University School of Medicine. Elsevier Life Sciences, Volume 71 (2002) 1763- 1770.

• Evaluation of Possible Side-Effects on the Gastrointestinal Tract Caused by Millimeter Wave-induced Pain Relief Mediated Through Endogenous Opioids; C. Byrd, Alexander A. Radzievsky, M.D., Ph.D.; Department of Medical Physics; Medical Research Building. Journal of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians, Volume 11, Number 4, 2000.


• Ability to synthesize complex scientific data into focused, clearly written medical communications for target audiences

• Excellent communication and presentation skills having the ability to tailor presentations to target audiences

• Productive and supportive team member who meets deadlines, thinks strategically, works collaboratively within the framework of meeting business objectives

• Proficiently manages and budgets time. Maintains detailed and accurate records

• Continuous learner who researches latest information on focused topics and areas within the scope of work

• Proficient with MS Office

• Familiar with AMA and MLA writing style

• Understanding of the drug development process.


iCareBetter Inc. Philadelphia, PA

Multimedia Medical Education Course Content Writer/Creator February 2019 – April 2019

• Wrote and edited scripts for voice-over narration, live speakers (including myself) and animations.

• Created videos for education of patients, families and the general public on the presentation, pathology, and management of various diseases states.

• Collaborated with writers, editors, and the Creative Director to develop the highest quality education products. University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry Philadelphia, PA Center for Neuromodulation in Depression and Stress June 2018 – April 2019 Assistant Research Coordinator

• Coordinated and communicated with stakeholders to ensure success of clinical studies.

• Developed and revised standard operating procedures (SOPs) for various studies.

• Evaluated patients using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders (SCID) – a psychiatric diagnosis tool – and assessed patient responses to determine clinical psychiatric diagnoses and suitability for study participation.

• Evaluated patients and assessed responses using the MADRS, C-SSRS and Ham-D – psychiatric evaluation tools for evaluating depression and suicidal ideation. These assessments provided ongoing evaluation of symptoms and safety.

• Operated BrainSight software and MagVenture magnetic coil to administer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

(TMS) – an experimental clinical treatment for stress disorders.

• Level 1 MRI Technician/Experimenter – directed and oversaw experimental patient tasks during MRI.

• Oversaw neuropsychological testing with the Computerized Neuropsychological Testing System.

• Administered neurocognitive testing with the National Institutes of Health Neurocognitive Battery.

• Managed the Physiological Response Task, recording patient brain waves during mild audio/visual stress. Advisor: Yvette Sheline, M.D.; McLure Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology, Neurology; Director, Center for Neuromodulation in Depression and Stress; University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine University of Illinois Chicago, IL

U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital – Hematology Department Summer 2002 Assistant Researcher, Student Intern Position – Urban Health Program National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD

National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders, Summer 2001 Laboratory of Genetics and Physiology

Assistant Researcher, Student Intern Position

• Studied keratin 1, 5, and 6 expression in normal and malignant mammary glands of transgenic mice using immunohistochemical analysis. This was done at all stages of mammary tumorogenesis in order to study the keratinization caused by each transgene. Performed STAT 5a and 5b isolation in mammary tissue using western blot, and mice genotyping using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

• Presented findings to fellow researchers.

• Attended the 2001 Breast Cancer Think Tank, sponsored by National Cancer Institute. Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA Department of Medical Physics Summer 2000

Assistant Researcher, Student Intern Position

Recognition of Accomplishments in the Biomedical Research Internship - Minority Access to Research Careers Program

• Restrained mice and exposed them to millimeter waves using a millimeter wave generator.

• Used the glass bead test to evaluate gastrointestinal transit in exposed and control mice.

• Presented findings to fellow researchers.

• Shadowed physicians on clinical rotations, including internal medicine, radiology, and surgery. Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA Department of Physiology Summer 1999

Assistant Researcher, Student Intern Position

• Extracted distal colon longitudinal smooth muscle samples from colitic and control rats.

• Used a Grass polygraph to test the dose response curve for several drugs when introduced to the rat tissue.

• Presented findings to fellow researchers.

• Shadowed physicians on clinical rotations, including cardiology, obstetrics, and psychiatry. OTHER EXPERIENCES

Strategic Planning Workshop, Friends Select School Participated in the development of the Ten-Year Strategic Plan for the school Temple University Music Prep, Suzuki Piano Program Musical training and recitals

Temple University Music Prep, Chamber Choir

Local, national and international choral performances Acting/Producing

Leading and secondary live theater acting roles

Co-produced and performed in a short entered in the Amateur Film Festival at the Prince Theater, Philadelphia, PA.

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