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Meet Our Director of Writing Services

Elaine SmolockElaine Smolock received her PhD in Pharmacology and Physiology from Drexel University College of Medicine. She then joined Dr. Brad Berk’s lab in the Cardiovascular Research Institute for a 3-year postdoc and was one of the founding members of our Postdoctoral Association. She returned to Dr. Berk’s lab in 2011 as a Research Assistant Professor and has now joined the Center for Professional Development's team. Elaine has been awarded pre and postdoctoral fellowships from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association and has authored multiple scientific publications.

Services that Elaine provides are available to all SMD graduate students, preparatory program students, and postdoctoral appointees. Make an appointment with Elaine by completing the CPD Service Request Form. Elaine is located in MRB G-9631 and can be reached at (585) 276-7436.

Scientific Writing Fundamentals and Publication

Writing Services offered (Including, but not limited to)

  • Meet and greet to learn more about services available
  • Abstract
  • Book chapter
  • Dissertation
  • Manuscript/publication prep
  • Poster composition/other presentations
  • Protocol review
  • Progress reports
  • Qualifying and preliminary exam
  • Review article and literature review
  • Rotation report

Fellowships and Grants

  • Fellowship/grant identification
  • Navigating the application process
  • Writing the various application parts