Founded in 2001, Trends-in-Medicine follows drugs and devices in development as well as regulatory issues and other trends in the healthcare field. Trends-in-Medicine has no financial connections with any pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device company. It is supported by paid subscriptions and has no advertising.
Trends-in-Medicine takes a critical look at data and delves into the issues that the data raise, posing questions that should be kept in mind in evaluating those data. Our reporters attend about 40 medical conferences a year as well as meetings convened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other agencies.
In addition, Trends-in-Medicine publishes a weekly summary of the news in the field, called Quick Takes, and occasional blogs.
Lynne Peterson: The senior writer for Trends-in-Medicine, Lynne has more than 40 years experience as a journalist. Before becoming a medical reporter, she spent nearly 20 years as a network news writer, editor, and producer for, first CBS News, then NBC News in Washington DC. She also has been the editor/bureau chief for a regional business newspaper in Florida and the station manager of a Florida public television station.
Lynne’s NBC News network documentaries on topics such as illiteracy, teenage suicide, housing discrimination, the prison parole system, and cocaine smuggling, earned numerous prestigious awards, including a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Lynne’s articles have been published in national and international magazines, newspapers and newsletters, including the Washington Post and the Miami Herald.
Betty Teel: A graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in education, Betty lives with her husband in the Texas Hill Country. She came out of retirement to become the editor of Trends-in-Medicine. She keeps us all honest and correct!
Diana Quinn: A veteran reporter with more than 30 years experience in network TV, network radio, and print, Diana has covered both major political and medical stories. Based in Washington DC, Diana is also an artist and well-known local musician. One of her four bands, Honky Tonk Confidential, has four CDs and has performed at venues such as the Grand Ole Opry and the Kennedy Center. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer writes and often performs with the band. Visit Diana’s website at www.muddypaws.com.
Michael Woods: An experienced software developer who spent many years working with a number of leading retailers and distributors, Mike is now the managing editor of Executive Laser Report. He is our layout editor for Trends-in-Medicine and maintains our websites. He has been an active musician for more than forty years (for current projects, see www.honkytonkconfidential.com, www.fabulettes.com, and www.holidaysband.com) whose peak achievement so far has been an October 2008 appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.
Chip Price: Chip is an editor with more than 20 years of experience in print journalism. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he is a copy editor for Trends-in-Medicine as well as the copy chief at an independent Midwestern daily paper. Chip lives in Columbia, Missouri, with his son and daughter, two dogs, and a cat. He enjoys various sports and outdoor activities, especially rooting around in the woods that surround his house.
Ethan Snyder. Ethan is only 17, but he knows so much about i-devices – e.g., iPhones and iPads – that he has been our i-device technical consultant since he was 13. He doesn’t write for Trends-in-Medicine, but he has written two children’s books – The Adventures of Squirrel and Chipmunk in Maine and Adventures in the World of Minecraft – and he has a third book coming out later this year. He enjoys snowboarding and hanging out with friends, and he is an entrepreneur who created two clothing lines, Baked Kix and Imperial Boys.