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The American Recall Center provides drug and medical device recall information alongside practical healthcare information and support. We aim to build the most comprehensive resource on the Internet for timely and trusted material regarding healthcare topics that matter to the consumer. The team at ARC is dedicated to helping consumers find accurate information with ease.

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Our Team

Dr. Mario Trucillo

Managing Editor

Dr. Trucillo is an expert medical writer, editor, and medical affairs consultant. He has worked as a medical director at various medical marketing and communications agencies, specifically with pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients across numerous therapeutic areas, including: diabetes, cardiovascular disease (stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, heart failure, CAD), oncology, vaccines and communicable diseases.

Dr. Trucillo received a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Montclair State University and later a PhD in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He has 10+ years in academic research with a focus on diabetes, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. He maintains his interest in scientific pursuits, medical affairs, FDA regulation, drug development and medical research, and keeps up-to-date with current developments.

Debra Gordon, MS

Senior Contributing Editor

Debra Gordon has more than 25 years experience reporting on and writing about medical and healthcare topics, beginning with her days as a newspaper reporter. She has been an independent medical writer since 1999, with experience in a variety of therapeutic areas as well as managed care and health policy. She has written or contributed to more than a dozen consumer healthcare books, and is currently working on her own such book, “Talk Back to Your Doctor: How to Take Control of Your Own Health.”

Debra received her Master’s of Science in Biomedical Writing from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Virginia.

Terri Ackerman, MS

Contributing Editor

Terri has been a professional editor in education and health-related fields for more than 25 years, providing freelance editorial, writing, researching and consulting services for more than 10. With her diverse background in educational and mental health publishing, she has worked on everything from web articles and electronic newsletters to scripts for cable television, as well as scholarly journals, magazines, books, promotional materials and congressional reports.

Terri received her master’s degree in education and counseling from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Blacksburg. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communication arts from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Carol Baldwin, MS

Contributing Editor

Carol has been writing and reporting for more than 20 years. She has worked in journalism covering Capitol Hill, print and online publishing, video and film, and technical writing. Her interest in healthcare and the medical field goes back to her early days and she believes in advocating for those who are dealing with serious health issues. She has also taught college level writing classes and been an academic writing tutor at the community college level, working with many students who are preparing for healthcare professions. In 2007 she was honored with the “Tutor of the Year” award at Howard Community College in Laurel Maryland.

Carol received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Maryland and her Master of Science in Information and Telecommunications Systems for Business from Johns Hopkins University.

Lana Christian

Contributing Editor

Lana has spent much of her professional life working in and writing for medical and scientific communities. With decades of experience in the clinical, educational, and marketing departments of hospitals and five years in medical sales, she has a unique understanding of how to write for diverse audiences. Her expertise in distilling complex information into understandable concepts for all levels of readers has garnered her work with most major pharmaceutical companies, many continuing education providers, medical production companies, healthcare systems, research centers and more. She is equally as comfortable writing web content for a general audience as she is writing a medical journal article or textbook chapter. Her expertise runs the gamut of marketing, educational, technical, and scientific writing for print, audiovisual and digital media. Examples include pocket guides for physicians, interactive PowerPoints and e-textbooks, podcasts and DVD scripts on medical topics for lay audiences.

Cheryl Lathrop

Contributing Editor

Cheryl started her professional career with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. She worked at various high tech firms in corporate America as an engineer and technical writer. Then, deciding to pursue her interest in all things medical, she became a freelance medical writer. Mathematics was the perfect background for understanding the statistical analysis and mechanism of action in a clinical drug trial; and engineering experience the perfect background to understand complicated medical devices. Cheryl writes journal articles, book chapters, Sales Training workshops, Continuing Medical Education, and Patient Education.

Rich Smith

Contributing Editor

Rich is an award-winning medical, science, and technology writer based in River Pines, California. A 1976 magna cum laude graduate of the journalism school at California State University, Long Beach, Smith is a past-president of the Independent Writers of Southern California.

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