Along with being a ScienceDocs writer and editor, Dr. Rachel has been the Director of Research Development and Academic and Research Communication at Oregon Health & Science University. Her primary area of focus is strategic planning and institutional positioning for the academic and research enterprises. Dr. Rachel has lead initiatives related to research development, including planning for investment and capacity-building. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience and is deeply involved with faculty and trainee development in areas such as grantsmanship and science writing. She serves as a key strategic communications advisor to the provost and to the senior vice president for research and directs numerous communications initiatives. She is a board member and immediate past president of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals, where she is engaged in forming strategic alliances with federal institutions, professional societies, and associations. She is also a faculty member in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, where she teaches courses on proposal development and science writing. Dr. Rachel received a BA in philosophy from Whitman College and an MA and PhD in English Literature from the University of Oregon. She also writes books about Oregon.
Some of the courses that Dr. Dresbeck has taught over the years include:
- Writing successful NIH grants
- Writing successful grants for scientific foundations
- Becoming a better editor of your own work
- Fundamentals of science writing
To work with NIH Grant Writer Dr. Rachel, please visit our quote page and request her in the description area.