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Thrown to the Winds

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This Weekly Feature was first published on January 10, 2000, on KidsGrowth Professional, a now defunct part of KidsGrowth.com. Thrown to the Winds Finding Your First Job as a Pediatrician More than 75 percent of young physicians work as employees rather than owners of private practices, Jayne Oliva, a principal with a practice-management consulting firm, told Physicians Financial News, and approximately 65 percent of all doctors are employees. So, if you’re a resident looking for your first job as a pediatrician, you may be wondering how to make the leap from student to professional. “When you’re looking for your first ‘real’ job, you need to think about a lot of things,” says Shayne M. Gadea, MD, a pediatrician practicing in St. Petersburg, Fla., who found her first job a year ago. “Give yourself plenty of time to go through the process,” she advises, “about a year. In fact, many residents

Projects Managed: Employee Handbook, City of Hope National Medical Center

Employee Handbook, City of Hope National Medical Center The original idea for this project was to re-write the established employee orientation materials into more user-friendly copy, creating a more accessible, illustrated document. However, all the different people on the project could not agree on the particulars, therefore the project was scaled down to just organizing what was currently available into one manual and illustrating it with cartoons to make it, at least, look friendlier. We commissioned an illustrator who created cartoons for each main section, as well as several for the interior, as well. I managed the project, working with the illustrator and designer, to bring the project to completion. Below are select pages, illustrating what the final product looked like. Click on images to see the full image.

Taking a Different Tack

This article was published in the April 1998 issue of CityLink, the employee newsletter for City of Hope National Medical Center. Taking a Different Tack Part IV of “City of Hope Builds World-Class Genetics Program” This is the final article in a series on City of Hope’s efforts to defined the leading edge of genetics research. Over the past several months, the series introduced you to several recently recruited geneticists and molecular biologists and the programs they are developing. Together, these programs form the foundation for a comprehensive approach to genetic research and treatment — one that will lead City of Hope into the 21st Century. Just glance at the popular press and you will see news stories on health and disease that optimistically report that the genes causing such and such a disease have been discovered. What these catchy headlines fail to make clear is that the findings mostly

Administrative Professionals — the Backbone of the Modern Office

This article was published in the April 1998 issue of CityLink, the employee newsletter for City of Hope National Medical Center. Administrative Professionals — the Backbone of the Modern Office The advancement of office technology and corporate restructuring has revolutionized the way offices are run and, in so doing, expanded the role of administrative professionals. Today, they do so much more than type, file and answer the phones-they are the backbone of the modern office. “The profession has grown so much,” says Tracy Williams, administrative assistant, Human Resources. “You have to know what everyone does in your area. Secretaries play such an important role in keeping a department running smoothly.” Continue reading…

Of “Monster” Genes and Sane Scientists

Article from CityLink, February 1998, pg 2. Published by City of Hope National Medical Center, Office of Public and Government Affairs, 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010 Download the formatted version here. Of “Monster” Genes and Sane Scientists Part II of “City of Hope Builds World-Class Genetics Program” This is the second article in a series on City of Hope’s efforts to define the leading edge of genetics research. The series introduces several recently recruited geneticists and molecular biologists, and the programs they were developing. Together, these programs form the foundation for a comprehensive approach to genetic research and treatment–one that will lead City of Hope into the 21st Century. A monster is being studied in the laboratories of the Rose and Howard Fox Research Plaza–a “monster” gene that is. The Ataxia Telangiectasia Foundation (ATF) recently awarded a two-year, $50,000 grant to Steve S. Sommer, MD, PhD, director of