David Modrak, Ph.D.

Montville, NJ

  


 

Positions and Appointments:

 

Scientific Medical Writer

Continuing medical education: 

6/11 - pres.     Medscape

7/12 - pres.     American Health Resources

10/14 -4/15     E&S MedEd

1/15 - 3/15      Projects in Knowledge

6/13 - 12/14    American Pharmacists Association

5/12 - 2/13      Clinical Care Options

1/12 - 5/14      HealthStream

Promotional medical education: 

12/14 - pres.   Medical Writer, Devlin Hair − sales force training

8/14 - pres.     Medical Writer, Health Answers Education (Sudler & Hennessey) − sales force training

2/14 - 6/14      Medical Writer, MXM Health Communications

12/11 - 2/12    Medical Writer, BIG Communications

6/11 - 7/11      Associate Medical Director, Flashpoint Medica

 

Research Scientist

2/97 - 3/10      Principal Investigator, Garden State Cancer Center

12/92 - 2/97    Post-doctoral fellow, Division of Hem/Onc, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine and New England Medical Center

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor

7/05 - 12/06    Rutgers University-Newark, Anatomy/Physiology

1/01 - 8/05      Montclair State University, Anatomy/Physiology, Adv. Biological Techniques

8/94 - 12/94    Massachusetts Bay Community College, Chemistry

 

Education:

Ph.D. Biochemistry     1993    Indiana University, Bloomington

M.S. Chemistry           1986    University of South Carolina, Columbia

B.S. Chemistry             1984    Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA

 

Publications:

Select published online educational activities:

o    An Oncology Nurses' Guide to New Targeted Agents in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, Clin J Oncol Nurses, 2015 in press

o    Quality Improvement in Multiple Myeloma Care—Venous Thromboembolism Risk Mitigation and Treatment Strategies. Case Clinic #2- Relapsed/Refractory Therapy (Haymarket, in press)

o    Quality Improvement in Multiple Myeloma Care—Venous Thromboembolism Risk Mitigation and Treatment Strategies. Case Clinic #3- Maintenance Therapy (Haymarket, in press)

o    The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care, A National Certificate Training Program (CPE, 5 modules) (http://www.pharmacist.com/pharmacist-patient-centered-diabetes-care)

o    Managing the Complex Insulin Needs of Patients During Care Transitions, Pharmacy Today (CPE) (http://www.pharmacist.com/course-document/managing-complex-insulin-needs-patients-during-care-transitions)

o    The Current Status of Neoadjuvant Therapy in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/842641)

o    Managing a Patient at Risk for Febrile Neutropenia in Cancer (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/842634)

o    Key Updates in the Management of BRCA-Mutated Ovarian Cancer (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/842671)

o    Personalizing Treatment of Ovarian Cancer: Has the Time Finally Arrived? (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/841277)

o    Improving Outcomes in Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/839214)

o    Hormone-Receptor Positive Advanced Breast Cancer: Optimizing First-line Strategies (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/837953)

o    The 2014 Annual Hematology Meeting in Myeloid Disorders: Highlights and Analysis (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/831251)

o    Hormone-Positive, HER2-Negative Advanced Breast Cancer: A Daily Challenge (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/836395)

o    Issues and Challenges in Treating Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/835391_transcript)

o    The Nurse View: Caring for Patients with Advanced Triple Negative Breast Cancer (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/832754)

o    Perspectives on Triple Negative Breast Cancer (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/833755)

o    Advances in Myeloma: Data Highlights From the 2014 Summer Hematology/Oncology Conferences (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/827281)

o    Advances in Lymphoma: Pivotal Data Highlights and Analysis From the 2014 Summer Congresses (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/827187)

o    Treating Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: One Starting Point, Diverging Paths (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/827254)

o    Best Practices in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: The Nurse View (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/828396)

o    Chemotherapy: Important Tool in the Armamentarium for Metastatic Breast Cancer (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/826705)

o    The Nurse’s Toolbox:  Optimizing Patient Response to Chemotherapy and Maintaining Quality of Life (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/826125_2)

o    Gastric Cancer: Who, When, How, and Why (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/822191)

o    Breast Cancer Highlights, San Antonio 2013 http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/821283

o    Managing HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/819819)

o    New Targeted Agents in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: An Oncology Nurses' Guide (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/819087)

o    Metastatic Breast Cancer Clinic:  HER+ MBC (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/819819)

o    Updates in Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/810790)

o    Removing the Guesswork: Selecting First-Line Treatment for Advanced Non-small-Cell Lung Cancer (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/807772)

o    Strategies for the Management of EGFR TKI Resistance in Advanced NSCLC (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/807837)

o    Optimizing Treatment for HER2-Positive Advanced Breast Cancer (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/810016)

o    Tuberous sclerosis complex (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/754184)

o    Hedgehog pathway inhibitors (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/750440)

o    Cushing Disease:  A Multidisciplinary Treatment Update (http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/806559)

o    Multiple Myeloma in Session:  Fellows Journal Club (http://www.clinicaloptions.com/Oncology/Treatment%20Updates/Multiple%20Myeloma%20Fellows%202012.aspx)

o    Myeloma VA Grand Rounds live series 2013 (http://www.clinicaloptions.com/Oncology/Treatment%20Updates/Myeloma%20Grand%20Rounds.aspx)

o    Myeloma Local Live series 2013 [Frontline treatment (http://www.clinicaloptions.com/Oncology/Treatment%20Updates/Myeloma%20Local%20Live%202013/CCO%20Slidesets/MM_Frontline.aspx), Relapsed/Refractory (http://www.clinicaloptions.com/Oncology/Treatment%20Updates/Myeloma%20Local%20Live%202013/CCO%20Slidesets/MM_Relapsed_Refractory.aspx)]

o    ASH 2012 updates in myeloma  (http://www.clinicaloptions.com/Oncology/Conference%20Coverage/Hematology%202012/Myeloma.aspx) (http://www.clinicaloptions.com/Oncology/Conference%20Coverage/Hematology%202012/Myeloma/Myeloma.aspx)(http://www.clinicaloptions.com/Oncology/Conference%20Coverage/Hematology%202012/CCO%20Slidesets/Multiple%20Myeloma.aspx)

o    ASCO 2012 updates in myeloma (http://www.clinicaloptions.com/Oncology/Conference%20Coverage/Clin%20Onc%20June%202012/Myeloma/Capsules/8009.aspx) (http://www.clinicaloptions.com/Oncology/Conference%20Coverage/Clin%20Onc%20June%202012/Myeloma/Myeloma.aspx)

o    HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer (http://www.clinicaloptions.com/Oncology/Treatment%20Updates/HR-Positive%20HER2-negative%20Breast%20Cancer/Module/Clinical_Focus_Module.aspx)

o    Pressure ulcer care modules:  Pressure Ulcer Overview: A National Problem; Skin Basics: Anatomy & Physiology, Skin Assessment and Pressure Ulcer Staging; Safe Skin: Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment; The Science of Support Surfaces: Nomenclature, Design for Performance and Selection (https://library.hill-rom.com/Library/us/Home/Pressure-Ulcer-Management/Educational-Programs/)

o    Prgressive mobility modules:  Early Mobility Program Introduction; Complications of Immobility; Continuous Lateral Rotation Therapy:  An Early Option for Mobilizing Patients; Mobilization of Critically Ill Patients Through Early Mobility (https://library.hill-rom.com/Toolkits/ProgressiveMobility/us/Home/)

o    Bariatric surgery modules:  Sensitivity: Considerations and Issues with the Obese Patient; Preoperative Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient; Bariatric Surgical Procedures: Issues and Considerations; Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient: Operative & Postoperative Care; Postoperative Complications of Bariatric Surgery (http://www.bariatricproductsource.com/resource/healthstream-bariatrics-series)

 

Needs assessments:

o    Cancers:

-      breast

-      cancer pain

-      cancer screening

-      castrate resistant prostate

-      CML

-      colorectal

-      gastric

-      Hodgkin lymphoma

-      immunotherapies

-      melanoma

-      multiple myeloma

-      non-Hodgkin lymphoma

-      NSCLC

-      renal

o  acute coronary syndrome

o  ADHD

o  Affordable Care Act

o  anticoagulation

o  biosimilars

o  cancer disparities

o  concept mapping

o  depression

o  diabetes guidelines

o  diabetes disparities

o  drug addiction

o  end of life symptom management

o  hazardous medication control

o  heart failure

o  HIV

o  hypertension/dys-lipidemia

o  idiopathic thrombo-cytopenia

o  immunization/vaccin-ations

o  insomnia

o  insulin pumps

o  hepatitis C

o  multiple sclerosis

o  obesity

o  osteoporosis

o  pain

o  Parkinson's

o  rheumatoid arthritis

o  rhinitis, asthma, COPD

o  weight loss


 

Select published original research: