Rosemarie Zaloum Foster

Medical Writer/Editor


Experience

Foster Medical Communications
Vice President (October 1996 - Present)

Write medical text for print materials, web sites, video scripts, books, and variety of other media.


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Public Affairs
Senior Editor and Manager, New Media (June 1993 - November 1999)
Writer/Editor (July 1992 - June 1993)

Wrote/edited articles for Center News (MSK's newsletter for lay readers), press releases, Annual Report, Patient Guide and other patient-oriented brochures, research reports, and other editorial projects as necessary. Directed and contributed content to MSK's Web site. Produced patient-education videos from conception through production. Represented department on Patient Education Committee. Conceived graphics to illustrate newsletter stories. Supervised freelancers on designated projects. Interviewed physicians and researchers on a regular basis.

Instructional Techniques/Consultants in Medical Education
Project Director (April 1991 - July 1992)

Produced learning programs for pharmaceutical sales representatives from conception through final production. Produced text and graphics ideas for computer-based training programs, animated videos, and audiotape series. Edited and coordinated production of physician CME monographs. Maintained daily client contact.

L.S. Inc.
Medical Editor/Writer (February 1984 - April 1991)

Analyzed, abstracted, and indexed published medical literature for biomedical database. Trained and supervised abstractors. Served as liaison between Editorial and other departments. Produced company sports newsletter.

The Resident Newspapers
Contributing Columnist (December 1989 - May 1991)

Reported and wrote weekly health and medical articles for community newspaper.


Education

University of Rochester
Bachelor of Arts, Biology and French (1983)
Graduated Cum Laude, with Distinction.

New York University
Master of Arts, Journalism, Science and Environmental Reporting Program (1990)
Recipient of Shell Fellowship.


Skills

  • Professional, efficient, and versatile work style.

  • Knowledge of both IBM and Macintosh computer operation, WordPerfect and Netscape software, and HTML coding.


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