Dr Dinah Parums | Medical and Science Writer, Editor and Consultant
Dinah Parums's Bio:
Dr Dinah Parums has medical degrees from the University of Cambridge (BA, MA) and Oxford University Medical School (BM, BCh). Her PhD is in experimental pathology (cellular pathology and immunopathology) from the University of Cambridge.
During her postgraduate medical career, Dinah was awarded research fellowships from the British Heart Foundation, Wolfson College, Oxford and Darwin College, Cambridge and held visiting fellowships at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Stanford University Medical School, USA.
Dinah’s postgraduate specialist training was in surgical and anatomic pathology at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford where she was a Clinical Lecturer and Clinical Tutor, University of Oxford. She was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists (MRCPath) in 1991 and elected to the Fellowship (FRCPath) in 1999. In 1999, she was awarded the Fellowship of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP).
Dinah has held senior clinical and academic positions at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, University of London and University of Cambridge. From 1995 to 2002, she was External Examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists. She has more than ten years of experience working as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and as a principal pharmaceutical physician.
Dinah has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and more than 20 years of experience in postgraduate medical teaching and in reviewing manuscripts for biomedical journals. She has worked as a Clinical Editor for the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
In support of her current role, Dr Dinah Parums is a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) and the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP). She is familiar with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and the Good Publication Practice (GPP3) guidelines.
Dinah Parums's Experience:
Translational Pathologist at NHS and IndustrySeptember 1988 - September 2003 | U.K.
During her time in the NHS Dinah Parums worked in variety of roles, most notably as a Consultant for several years. - Clinical work - Teaching - Research
Principal Pharmaceutical Physician (Pathologist) at Pharmaceutical / Biotech IndustryFebruary 2004 - February 2009 | U.K.
Dr Dinah Parums worked as a researcher within the Pharmaceutical / Biotech industry. In this role she studied human cancer types and ways in which they can be treated (targeted therapy). Whilst working in this field she also assisted in developing a number of techniques that have since been patented.
Senior Lecturer and Consultant at NHSSeptember 1993 - September 2003 | U.K.
As a Consultant/Senior Lecturer for the NHS, Dinah Parums was involved in clinical diagnosis, teaching and research. Her specialty diagnostic interests were in cancer diagnosis, pulmonary and cardiovascular pathology. She participated in training junior doctors and from 1995 to 2002, she was an External Examiner for Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists. Visiting Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Pathology, supervised by Professor Margaret Billingham (1993).
Dinah Parums's Education:
Cambridge University, King's College & Darwin College1984 – 1987PhDConcentration: PathologyActivities: British Heart Foundation, Junior Research Fellow. Research Fellow, Darwin College, Cambridge University. Visiting Research Fellow in Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital (1986).
Oxford University Medical School, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford & Wolfson College, Oxford.1980 – 1983B.M., B.Ch.Concentration: Clinical MedicineActivities: Dinah Parums received the following awards in Oxford: 1982: Alfred A. Richman Research Award, American Heart Association. 1983: The Radcliffe Prize, Oxford University. 1983: The George Pickering Prize, Oxford University.
King's College, Cambridge University.1977 – 1980B.A.(Hons) Medical SciencesConcentration: Medicine (and Pathology)Activities: Entrance Scholarship, King's College, Cambridge, 1977.
Dinah Parums's Interests & Activities:
Dr Dinah Parums is a freelance medical and science writer, editor and consultant, with the following expertise: Translational Science, Oncology, Cardiovascular Pathology, Immunohistochemistry, Biomarkers, Imaging, Targeted Therapy, Systems Pathology, Medical Publishing, Medical Editing, Medical Education, Medical Media, Postgraduate Teaching, Publication Planning, Medical Research, ESL Editing.