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The Office of Scientific Writing (OSW) was established in 2017 by Dr. Steve Goodman, Vice Chancellor for Research. The OSW was created to provide services to UTHSC investigators to facilitate the submission and success of extramural funding proposals and scientific manuscripts for publication.

Too often, the editing and revision of documents are relegated to 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 application score. 

The Office of Scientific Writing (OSW) assists UTHSC investigators in writing successful extramural funding proposals and scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals or edited volumes. The OSW Director, Dr. Kyle Johnson Moore, joined UTHSC in 2021.  She holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Genetics from the University of Colorado Health Science Center (now CU Anschutz Medical Campus) in Denver. Her career spans over two decades and includes a proven track record winning federal grants and writing a large number of 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.

There is no cost for OSW services.

Last Published: Mar 12, 2021