M. Sue P

M. Sue Pagay, M.S.


Audio & Video Equipment Technician


Rockville, MD

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Scientific Communications Specialist with hands-on research experience; Master’s degree in Public Communications; Bachelor’s degree in Biology; strong knowledge and understanding of scientific, medical and pharmaceutical terminology, principles & practices; solid public speaking, communication, presentation, interviewing and interpersonal skills; results-focused; driven for success


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(Confidential) Writer/Editor 12/1989 - Present
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Confidential) 5/1987 - 12/1989
Albany Medical College (Confidential) 5/1986 - 5/1987
Upstate Medical Center Hospital (Confidential) 5/1978 - 5/1980



Syracuse Communications 1982 Master Degree
University of Connecticut Biology 1976 Bachelor Degree



Freelance Writer & Editor (06/82-current) ➢ Researches, writes, critiques and edits reports, articles, web content, SEO, presentations, and proposals ➢ Consults with authors on presentations, articles and manuscript development on clinical and pharmaceutical topics ➢ Develops book proposals on topics related to pharmaceutical, clinical, veterinary, environmental science/conservation and allied health subjects Editor of Liberal Arts Internships, a new online bulletin of available paid/unpaid internships and fellowships available to Liberal Arts students (09/11-current) Editor of Current Jobs International, an online bulletin of jobs for recent college graduates (09/10-current) Life Coaching Trainee -- registered student learning the process of Life Coaching techniques according to ICF Guidelines, World Coach Institute (Hollywood, FL) (current student) Emergency Management Studies – currently working on Independent study courses offered through FEMA in Emergency Management (current student) Private Property Manager of a single-family investment property ➢ Coordinates all facility maintenance, repairs and rental activities ➢ Handles tenant-related activities communications and budget-related issues ➢ Oversees all vendor activities and communications ➢ Resolves maintenance, repair, tenant and property-related issues ➢ Manages advertising and budgetary accounts Program Analyst ICF International 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA, embedded in the Office of Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (Office of the Surgeon General) at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD (08/09-11/11 P/T) ➢ Scheduled, coordinated and tracked Technical Assistance (TA) reviews for more than 300 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units ➢ Developed SOP guidelines and written reports ➢ Established uniformity in communications related to Technical Assistance Reviews for Regions IV and V Publications Analyst/Editor; Albany, NY: Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (5/87-12/89) ➢ Edited communications, grant proposals, reports and manuscripts submitted to peer-reviewed journals for an 11-member research department within a major insurance corporation ➢ Served as go-to person for all communication and publication-related activities ➢ Helped coordinate RFP proposal development activities ➢ Conducted internal communication training seminars on proposal development and technical communication issues ➢ Attended professional development workshops and seminars ➢ Participated in staff meetings and brainstorming sessions Manuscript Editor of American Medical Writer’s Association (AMWA) Journal (2 years P/T) ➢ Performed substantive copyedits of manuscripts for member trade journal publications Utilization Review Coordinator; Albany, NY: Albany Medical Center (5/86-5/87) ➢ Reviewed inpatient charts within the Rehabilitation Ward of the hospital for continued stay recommendations ➢ Contacted attending physicians to discuss discrepancies against DRG-guidelines ➢ Made recommendations for patient’s continued stay based on DRG-guidelines ➢ Coded inpatient charts per ICD-9-CM criteria Research Assistant; Syracuse, NY: Upstate Medical Center Hospital (1978-1980) ➢ Performed pulmonary function, spirometry and lung diffusion tests on patients within a major teaching hospital ➢ Assisted in cardiac stress testing and bronchoscopies as a laboratory/Operating Room technician for Department of Medicine ➢ Analyzed research data using regression analysis ➢ Prepared patient reports ➢ Edited clinical manuscripts pre-submission to peer-review journals for members of the Cardio-Pulmonary Department Research Assistant (Storrs, CT: UCONN School of Pharmacy) (1971-1976) ➢ Performed biopharmaceutical research on an anti-malarial drug ➢ Developed an assay to measure the transport of drug across biological tissue ➢ Collected and analyzed bio-specimens using techniques such as high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and UV-spectroscopy to characterize and measure the amount of drug transported across gut tissue ➢ Prepared reports to summarize the data ➢ Performed bibliographic research ➢ Edited departmental manuscripts for submissions to peer-reviewed journals EDUCATION M.S. Public Communications B.S. Biology Syracuse University University of Connecticut Syracuse, NY (1982) Storrs, CT (1976) RELEVANT COURSEWORK: Relevant college courses and continuing education courses have been taken in the following disciplines: ➢ Experimental Design ➢ Probability & Statistics ➢ Regression Analysis ➢ Writing & Editing for Science & Technology ➢ Medical Terminology ➢ Physiology ➢ Developmental Psychology ➢ Pharmaceutical Bio-Assay Development (an Independent Research Study in Pharmaceutical Sciences) ➢ Drug Transport Across Gut Membrane (an Independent Research Study in Pharmaceutical Sciences) ➢ Basic Chemistry ➢ Organic Chemistry ➢ Embryology ➢ Marine Biology ➢ Animal Behavior ➢ Abnormal Psychology ➢ FEMA Courses in Emergency Management LINKED IN URL:

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university, college, pharmaceutical company, government, hospital


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Research/write/edit science, health, veterinary, pharmaceutical or clinical manuscripts and presentations. Manuscript/proposal development activties Writing coach (author's editor)