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Pamela Derish, M.A.

Pamela Derish, M.A.

Scientific Publications Manager
UCSF Department of Surgery

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Pamela Derish M.A. is the Scientific Publications Manager for the Department of Surgery at UCSF, where she provides editorial support for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and residents, to help them publish their research findings and obtain grant funding. She has over 15 years of experience as a biomedical editor at UCSF.

Pamela teaches an intensive scientific writing course twice a year and has taught workshops on grant writing and scientific writing at UCSF for Global Health Sciences, the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health's Infectious Disease Training Program, and the Professional and Academic Success Skills Program, among others. She has also given workshops on various scientific writing topics nationally, including for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Professional Development Symposium and the Association for Academic Surgery's Fundamentals of Scientific Research Course.

She recently served as instructor for the Kenyan Medical Research Institute-UCSF East African Scholars Writing Retreat, held in Suba, Kenya. Her own research and publications primarily concern scientific writing and authorship issues.

Most recent publications from a total of 13
  1. Derish PA, Annesley TM. How to write a rave review. Clin Chem. 2011 Mar; 57(3):388-91. View in PubMed
  2. Derish PA, Annesley TM. If an IRDAM journal is what you choose, then sequential results are what you use. Clin Chem. 2010 Aug; 56(8):1226-8. View in PubMed
  3. Derish P, Eastwood S. A clarity clinic for surgical writing. J Surg Res. 2008 Jun 1; 147(1):50-8. View in PubMed
  4. Derish PA, Maa J, Ascher NL, Harris HW. Enhancing the mission of academic surgery by promoting scientific writing skills. J Surg Res. 2007 Jun 15; 140(2):177-83. View in PubMed
  5. Derish P, Ascher NL. The Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco. Arch Surg. 2005 Dec; 140(12):1143-8. View in PubMed
  6. Eastwood S, Derish PA, Berger MS. Biomedical publication for neurosurgery residents: a program and guide. Neurosurgery. 2000 Sep; 47(3):739-48; discussion 748-9. View in PubMed
  7. Eastwood S, Derish P, Leash E, Ordway S. Ethical issues in biomedical research: perceptions and practices of postdoctoral research fellows responding to a survey. Sci Eng Ethics. 1996 Jan; 2(1):89-114. View in PubMed
  8. Shiboski CH, Hilton JF, Greenspan D, Westenhouse JL, Derish P, Vranizan K, Lifson AR, Canchola A, Katz MH, Cohen JB. HIV-related oral manifestations in two cohorts of women in San Francisco. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 1994 Sep; 7(9):964-71. View in PubMed
  9. Pons VG, Denlinger SL, Guglielmo BJ, Octavio J, Flaherty J, Derish PA, Wilson CB. Ceftizoxime versus vancomycin and gentamicin in neurosurgical prophylaxis: a randomized, prospective, blinded clinical study. Neurosurgery. 1993 Sep; 33(3):416-22; discussion 422-3. View in PubMed
  10. Pons VG, Denlinger SL, Guglielmo BJ, Octavio J, Flaherty J, Derish PA, Wilson CB. Comment; ceftizoxime versus vancomycin and gentamicin in neurosurgical prophylaxis. Neurosurgery. 1993 Sep; 33(3):537. View in PubMed
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