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Mary Spiro NIH-style CV 2009


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Mary Spiro NIH-style CV 2009

  1. 1. Program Director/Principal Investigator (Last, First, Middle): BREYSSE, Patrick N. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Provide the following information for the key personnel in the order listed on Form Page 2. Follow this format for each person. DO NOT EXCEED FOUR PAGES. NAME POSITION TITLE Spiro, Mary Ann Science Writer, Media Relations Coordinator EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.) DEGREE INSTITUTION AND LOCATION YEAR(s) FIELD OF STUDY (if applicable) University of Maryland, College Park B.S. 1982-1986 Journalism University of Maryland, College Park B.S. 1982-1986 Agronomy University of Maryland, University College 9 credits 2007 Biotech Management Johns Hopkins University M.S. 2008-2010 Biotechnology The Writer’s Center 2008 Science Writing A. Positions and Honors Current Position 2007-Present Science Writer/ Media Relations Coordinator, Institute for NanoBioTechnology, Johns Hopkins University. Support communication about INBT programs, services and research to internal and external audiences, faculty, staff and students; write, edit and produce photography and video related to INBT programs, students and faculty; utilize print, web, and multimedia resources; liaise with media to promote INBT research and activities; instruct students in best practices for science communications through workshops and courses. Previous Positions and Employment 1987-1989 Research Assistant, Master’s Program in Soil Microbiology, Department of Agronomy, University of Maryland, College Park 1989 Editorial Assistant, USDA, Soil Conservation Service, Greenbelt, MD 1990-1992 Radio News Announcer, WILL-AM 580, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL 1998-1999 Writer-Editor, CityArts Magazine, Manhattan Arts Council, Manhattan, KS 1999-2002 News Reporter, The Manhattan Mercury, Manhattan, KS 2002-2005 Writer-Editor, Office of Marketing and Communications, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, 2005-2006 Public Relations Specialist, Office of Marketing and Business Development, Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, MD 2006-2007 Editor, Office of External Affairs, Publications Group, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD Other Experience and Professional Memberships 2003-2004 Writer-editor, Md.MD; 2006-present Member, D.C. Science Writer’s Association 2007-present Instructor, Communication for Scientists and Engineers, Johns Hopkins Intersession 2007-present Member, Hopkins Biotech Network 2005-2006 Writer-editor, Hospital News; 2005-2007 Freelance writer, Carroll Magazine; 2001-2008 Book reviewer, ForeWord; 2007-2009 Freelance writer, Maryland; 2009-present Baltimore Science News Examiner; Examiner PHS 398/2590 (Rev. 11/07) Page 111 Biographical Sketch Format Page
  2. 2. Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, First, Middle): Honors 1986 Society for Professional Journalists Scholarship 1987 Best Oral Presentation, Soil Science Society of American, Northeast Branch 2002 Kansas Press Association Award 2003 Kansas Press Association Award 2004 Association of Marketing and Communications Professions Award, Feature Writing 2004 APEX (Awards for Publications Excellence) Award 2006 ContentWise Magnum Opus Gold B. Peer-reviewed publications/other selected publications. 1. J.S Angle, M.A. Spiro, A.M. Heggo, M. El-Kherbawy and R.L. Chaney. “Soil microbial-legume interacts in heavy metal contaminated at Palmerton, PA”, Trace Subst. Environ. Health; Vol/Issue: 12; 22. annual conference on trace substances in environmental health; 23-26 May 1988; St. Louis, MO, USA 2. 567 published articles in The Manhattan Mercury, Manhattan, KS 3. “New Frontiers in Dental Research and Education,” 2007 Maryland magazine, pp 44-45. 3. “Dental School Researchers Lead Efforts to Eradicate Noma,” 2008 Maryland magazine pp.17-20. 4. “School of Pharmacy: Putting a Price on Prevention,” 2009 Maryland magazine, pp.22-24. C. Conferences 1. Attended “Communicating Health News Across the Media Spectrum” 2007 EurekAlert! PIO Seminar, Nov 2, 2007 National Press Club, Washington, DC. 2. Presented to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association, “What is the Institute for NanoBioTechnology,” November 12, 2007 Fall Meeting/Dinner, Bethesda, Marriott, Bethesda, MD 3. Attended “How College Can Obtain National and Regional Publicity” 22nd Annual Conference Tremont Plaza Hotel, Baltimore MD June 17-18, 2008 4. Attended “Using Multimedia to Communicate Science and Health News” 2008 EurekAlert! PIO Seminar, Dec. 12, 2008 National Press Club, Washington, DC. PHS 398/2590 (Rev. 05/01) Page Continuation Format Page