Medical and Science Journalism Guest Lecturers
Medical and Science Journalism Program Guest Lecturers
Chickering is a frequent guest lecturer in courses offered by the Medical Journalism Program. She has worked with medical journalism and electronic communication students. She helped in preproduction and script critiquing a series on sexually transmitted infections produced by students in Tom Linden's JOMC 562: "Science Documentary Television" course.
Chickering has been on the medical beat since 1985 and has covered health news on both the local and national levels.
She is a past president of the National Association of Medical Communicators and is on the advisory board of the Medical and Science Journalism Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She also has great respect for the medical profession - her husband is a resident physician in psychiatry.
Ph.D., Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Florida College of Medicine
B.S., Toxicology, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science
David Kroll is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at N.C. Central University in their Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Research Enterprise (BRITE). He is a cancer pharmacologist specializing in the discovery of novel anticancer drugs from plants, bacteria and fungi. His laboratory also studies the risks and potential utility of herbal dietary supplements in cancer chemotherapy.
Kroll is a guest lecturer to undergraduate and graduate journalism students on interpretation of the primary medical literature and the value of science and medical blogging. Since 2005, he has been a member of the Advisory Board for the UNC medical and science journalism program.
From 1992 to 2001, Kroll was assistant and associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in Denver with teaching duties in oncology, infectious diseases, and neuropharmacology. His natural products expertise led to creation of a module on herbal and non-botanical dietary supplements in Colorado’s required non-prescription drug course. In 1997, he co-authored with Steven Bratman, M.D., the reference, Clinical Evaluation of Medicinal Herbs and Other Therapeutic Natural Products, and was co-editor of The Natural Pharmacist 16-book consumer series from Prima Publishing. Kroll’s collective efforts were recognized in 2000 with his election as a University of Colorado President’s Teaching Scholar. In 2002, Kroll joined Research Triangle Institute (RTI) as Senior Research Pharmacologist in their Natural Products Laboratory program prior to joining NCCU in 2008. His cancer research program has received support from the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute.
Kroll’s interest and expertise in public education on drugs and herbal supplements was sought frequently by Denver broadcast and print journalists. With his move to North Carolina in 2001, his interactions with the media have continued where he appears regularly as a guest on NPR’s The People’s Pharmacy with Joe and Terry Graedon and Dr. Timothy Johnson’s Healthy Life program on ABC News Now. Kroll also serves on the expert panel in pharmacotherapy and drug safety for the ABC News Medical Unit.
Kroll also writes Terra Sigillata , a natural products and drug information blog for Seed Media Group’s ScienceBlogs.com network. In 2006, Terra Sigillata was cited by Nature among the top 50 popular science blogs written by scientists. In Fall 2008, Kroll also began contributing to Science-Based Medicine, a group blog exploring issues and controversies in the relationship between science and medicine.
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A regular guest lecturer in Tom Linden's JOMC 560: "Medical Journalism" class, Krucoff has served on the medical and science journalism program's advisory board since its inception and also personally counsels students on a variety of issues — from specific stories to career planning.
Specializing in stories about "movement as medicine," Krucoff practices what she preaches. Certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise, she is a registered yoga teacher and member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. As a second-degree black belt and Sensei, she taught karate for four years. She lives in Chapel Hill, N.C., with her husband and two teen-age children.
Paula Spencer Scott is a veteran journalist who has written or co-written 11 books and hundreds of magazine articles about health, aging and parenting. A senior editor of the leading eldercare website, Caring.com, since its 2008 launch, she's been a 2011 Met Life Journalists in Aging fellow and a fellow at the National Press Foundation "Alzheimer's issues 2012." She's currently writing a book about Alzheimer's disease.
As a former columnist for Woman’s Day magazine and contributing editor of Parenting and Babytalk, her award-winning bylines have appeared in these and other national media, including WebMD, Arthritis Today, Newsweek, Health, USA Weekend, The New York Post, Parents, Glamour, Alternative Medicine, BabyCenter.com and elsewhere.
She specializes in book collaborations, having worked with doctors at UCLA (for the NYT bestseller "The Happiest Toddler on the Block," Bantam Books). Harvard ("The V Book," Bantam), Arizona State ("Bright from the Start," Gotham Books), and Duke ("Consciously Female" and "Body Soul and Baby," Bantam). She's also the author of "Momfidence!" and a three-book series for Parenting Magazine.
Her editorial and family-life expertise involve her in related consulting work and public speaking, and she’s appeared on numerous radio and TV programs, including “The CBS Early Show” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Scott joined the advisory board for the UNC Medical and Science Journalism Program in 2007. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She has worked with the medical journalism program for the past two years developing opportunities for medical journalism students to interview and "shadow" staff members in the emergency department in preparation for reporting assignments. She has also lectured to medical journalism students about how the emergency department operates.
Tintinalli was president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 1989-1990, was the founding president of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, and was chair of the Liaison Residency Committee (forerunner of the ACGME sponsored Residency Review Committee). She is editor in chief of the world's largest-selling emergency medicine textbook, Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, with its sixth (2004) McGraw-Hill edition currently in preparation. She is also a deputy editor of the "Annals of Emergency Medicine," the world's largest and most influential emergency medicine journal.
Tintinalli is one of the world's leading emergency medicine educators. She has developed emergency medicine residencies in three institutions, and her emergency medicine textbook is the world's leading text on the topic. It is used throughout the world in emergency departments, clinics, and medical schools, and is available in many languages, including Turkish, Polish, Japanese and Spanish.
Tintinalli has also been a member of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences from 1997 to the present.