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The Office of Scientific Writing (OSW) was established in 2017 by Dr. Steve Goodman, Vice Chancellor for Research, who hired a PhD-level scientific writer to direct it. Currently under the supervision of the third director, the OSW assists researchers with scientific writing and copy editing for grants, scientific manuscripts, and other form of research productivity.

Often, the editing and revision of documents are relegated to a last minute activity immediately before submission. While the writing composition of these documents in itself does not usually form the basis for rejection, an unedited document may be less persuasive in an increasingly competitive environment and may result in delayed publication or a lower priority score for funding. 

The current OSW Director, Dr. Kyle Johnson Moore, joined UTHSC in 2021.  She holds a PhD in Biophysics and Genetics from the University of Colorado Health Science Center (now CU Anschutz Medical Campus) in Denver and her Medical Writer Certification from the American Medical Writers Association. She brings to the OSW her expertise in virology, anti-viral defenses, and clinical diagnostics, developed during an academic career that spans over two decades, and a proven track record of winning federal grants and writing numerous scientific articles in top journals in the field of Virology. She has published peer-reviewed conference proceedings, book chapters, and assisted collaborators in the development of software tools.

Investigators are invited to contact Dr. Johnson Moore to sharpen the language of their proposals or manuscripts, so that the science and specific aims of the research are presented in a clear and compelling manner that is highly readable.

Sep 1, 2022