ANNIE HAMILTON

XXXX Avenue

Ventura, CA 93004

805-323-5027 (home office)

805-612-9039 (cell phone)

Annie.Hamilton@gmail.com

CURRICULUM VITAE

Motivated Writer/Researcher offering a decade of professional and personal expertise in a variety of areas. 

RELEVANT SKILLS ASSESSMENT

 

*Research (internet/manual)

*Unique ability to take complicated terms and adapt to a wider, consumer-based audience

*Proposal development

*Exceptional turnaround

*Manual development

*Technical writing

*Textbook development

*Develop original content that is ‘viral-worthy’ (the type of material that people will share with their friends via *Facebook, twitter, linked-in, myspace, email and other social networking sites)

*Repurposing partner content, translating into highly usable Q & A format designed to captivate audience with ‘wow’ factor.

*Exceptional communication techniques for maintenance of both internal and external ‘flow factor’ (and projects    are always on time)

*Have been researching medical conditions since the 80’s both personally and professionally

*Extensive experience as a Published Writer, Editor, Patient Advocate, Physicians Advocate, Outreach Coordinator and Patient Counselor. Throughout each endeavor I’ve maintained my research and writing initiatives.

 

FEATURED RELEVANT PROJECTS

*I co-wrote a chapter for the 4th edition of the Pituitary Patient Resource Guide (also translated into multiple languages, taught in medical schools and sold in book stores) link to chapter here:

http://www.amazon.com/Pituitary-Patient-Resource-Guide-Revised/dp/0966014111

My chapter deals with hormonal dysfunction, diagnosis, finding a good physician, being your own advocate, seeking treatment, working with your HR department, emotional, insurance and financial issues and end of life care.

The rest of the guide features contributions by physicians and other writers (like me) including Bram Levy, Sharmyn McGraw, Shereen Ezzat MD (University of Toronto) Edward Laws MD, University of Virginia, George Chrousos MD, National Institutes of Health and University of Athens, Dan Kelly MD, UCLA and too many others to list. It’s an excellent resource, written in easy to understand language outlining issues such as menopause, dealing with insurance carriers, sexual dysfunction, Thyroid disease, Pituitary tumors and various other health ailments that are often underdiagnosed but can lead to deadly problems later in life when missed.

*In ’04 My Organization assembled a conference to discuss Hormonal Health (with the hopes of raising awareness through the Federal Government) and held the sessions at the NIH, including the NIMH, Naval Academy, Office of Research on Women’s Health (Dr. Vivian Pinn) Swedish Neuroscience in Seattle, UCLA, Cleveland Clinic, University of Toronto, John Hopkins, Stanford’s Pituitary Center, UCSF, Mass General/Harvard, Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery (link to program below)

http://media.pituitary.org/pdf/PituitaryFactSheet.pdf

*2004 Patient outreach conference in Chicago (my role was to hold Q & A sessions with patients and address concerns relating to hormonal health, menopause, thyroid disease and post-operative care.)

 Hosted by Dr. Gail Rosseau (candidate for U.S. Surgeon General in 2009)

Gail Rosseau MD, Director of the Cranial Base Surgery

Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch

*2004 Patient & Physician outreach conference in Orlando (my role was the same as above except I also developed the materials for the sessions)

Hosted by Dr. Marc Mayberg (Director of Seattle Neuroscience Institute) and Dr. Larry Katznelson (co-Director of Stanford Pituitary Center and attended by most of the same people)

*2005 Hormonal impact on psychosocial dysfunction (again, role was the same similar with increased responsibilities, including directing the research, developing the marketing materials, writing the program and hosting the committee)

Hosted by Dr. Shereen Ezzat (University of Toronto) and Robert Knutzen MBA in San Diego

*THE HUMAN ENDURANCE PROJECT 2010-ongoing

Submitted to the Rolex committee for 2012 consideration

http://www.human-endurance.org/

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH* PTSD, ‘HORMONAL IMPACT ON PSYCHOSOCIAL DYSFUNCTION

COLONEL ANDREW P. O’MEARA, ANNIE HAMILTON, LEAD MEDICAL WRITER/DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

LT. GENERAL THOMAS MCINERNEY, LINDA RIO, PSYCHOTHERAPIST, GERALD BOCK, MD, TRAUMA SURGEON,

BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM MULLEN, GEORGE CHROUSOS MD, NIH, UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Endeavoring to reduce the diagnostic time between onset of symptoms and life interruption

ACE CURRICULUM PROGRAM – JULY 2010 – ongoing

Curriculum Writer/Developer – Writing modules for Universities, editing textbooks/proofreading specialty projects, all of which must be approved through state boards, agencies, etc. Subjects including: tax law, banking, annuities, health insurance, disability, legal matters, accounting, ethics, history, cultural affairs and a variety of other topics.

PITUITARY NETWORK ASSOCIATION

Director of Medical Affairs/Patient Advocacy

(Patient & Physician organization dedicated to the research and development of knowledge related to neuroendocrine disorders, pituitary tumors and female health dysfunction)

Responsible for development & distribution of educational resources, (gathering research and data, writing papers, writing press releases and letters, writing chapters for journals and texts, articles for websites, patient communications, physician communications, prep work for national conferences (two samples attached, one is for a national conference I assembled research and   circulated updates to neuroendocrinologists and neurosurgeons throughout the world and connected patients to surgeons for care, counseled patients, developed and chaired workshops, lectures, conferences, fundraising/grant writing, committee participation, chairing and management.

CARROLL INSURANCE GROUP, J. PATRICK CARROLL, PRESIDENT

2005-2007

Technical writing projects and corporate branding

OTHER INSTITUTIONS WORKED WITH INCLUDE; NIH,NIMH, Veteran’s Administration, Physicians Associations, Washington State Baseball Association, Pituitary Network Association, Big League Edge, Tucker Sherman Project, California Lutheran University, Swedish Neuroscience, US Naval Medical Center, University of Athens, Huwaldt Insurance, Office of Research on Women’s Health, American Brain Tumor Association, Prevent Youth Smoking American Lung

My educational background has exclusively focused on Research, Science and Music (PLU and Julliard) but not Writing although my experience is multi-faceted and more than a decade.

 

My Paper, “The Tucker Sherman Project” was nominated for the Rolex award in 2003 and received accolades and critical review from dozens of professionals.

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