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Barbara J Gastel


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Department: VIBS

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    • Worked intermittently in China from 1983-1985 serving as a visiting professor at Beijing Medical University (now Peking University Health Science Center).
    • From 1996-2007 coordinated the US aspect of a program to teach biomedical writing and editing at leading health science centers in China and other Asian countries. Over the years has supervised 20 faculty members, interns, and visiting scholars from China
    • Each summer at Texas A&M gives a 3-week intensive course in research writing, mainly for researchers from outside the United States.
    • Main international involvement at present consists of serving as knowledge community editor for AuthorAID at INASP (, a project that helps researchers in developing countries to write about and publish their work.
    • Main contributor to AuthorAID blog, oversees the AuthorAID resource library, and gives workshops in developing countries


  • M.D. Medicine, Johns Hopkins 1978
  • M.P.H. Public Health, Johns Hopkins 1978
  • B.A. Biology/Medical History, Yale 1974
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Scholarly Interests

science journalism, medical journalism, science editing, international communication of science

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