A number of articles that I wrote on various scientific topics for the lay public are currently 'in print' at HowStuffWorks.com. The topics covered are varied, ranging from nicotine to Venus Flytraps. You will find more choices in the pull down menu above.

During my tenure at the Mathematics and Science Education Network in Chapel Thrill after grad school, I wrote policy puff pieces on science education (originally published as a Point of View column in the Raleigh News & Observer) and reported on topics such as Laboratory Safety as an editor for the Golden Mean.



Church RF, Meeker-O'Connell WA. A new era of GCP accountability: FDA aggressively targets clinical trial oversight and data integrity. FDLI Update 2009; 4: 38-42.

Meeker-O'Connell WA. Institutional review boards: current compliance trends and emerging models. J Healthcare Compliance 2007; 9(2):5-10.

Garcia S, Abu-Qare A, Meeker-O'Connell W, Borton A, Abou-Donia M. Methyl Parathion: A Review of Health Effects. J Toxicol Env Health Part B: Critical Reviews 2003; 6(2):185 - 210.

Frothingham R, Meeker-O'Connell WA. Genetic diversity in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex based on variable numbers of tandem DNA repeats. Microbiol 1998;144:1189-1196.

Frothingham R, Meeker-O'Connell WA, Talbot EAS, George JW, Kreuzer KN. Identification, cloning, and expression of the Escherichia coli pyrazinamidase and nicotinamidase gene, pncA. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1996;40:1426-1431.

Wu S, Meeker WA, Wiener JR, Berchuck A, Bast RC Jr, Boyer CM. Gynecol Oncol 1994;53:59-63.


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