Jim Duffy is a freelance writer living and working in Cambridge, MD, home of delicacies like the breakfast soft shell crab BLT. A former editor at several magazines in the Mid-Atlantic region, he has been a full-time freelance writer since 1999. In addition to covering health issues, his specialties include regional arts and culture and Chesapeake Bay environmental issues.
Deborah Rudacille is a freelance journalist and visiting professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. A graduate of the Hopkins master’s program in science writing, she is the author of the books The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism and Transgender Rights; and The Scalpel and the Butterfly: The War Between Animal Research and Animal Protection.
Illustrator Shaw Nielsen of Denver, CO, describes himself as “a pretty snazzy illustrator,” and that much is clear. His work for both adults and children has appeared in magazines, advertising, books, and newspapers around the world, on posters, and, from time to time, “on my mother’s fridge.” Clients have included Safeway, Major League Baseball, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Parenting magazine.
As editor of the DailySON, the School of Nursing’s daily newsletter, Communications Coordinator Danielle Kress is among the first to know what’s happening on campus and the key contact for helping to spread the word about it. For this issue, her assignment was to spread the word about nurse case manager Vincent Liu, a respected colleague, a talented tennis player, and the very picture of perseverance.