December 20 2021
Barbara Good, PhD, editor for NRG Oncology and director of scientific publications for the NSABP Foundation, will retire at the beginning of 2022 after 23 years with the NSABP and seven years with NRG. Barbara developed the publications department at the NSABP after having served previously as a medical writer with ECOG, a medical editor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh, managing editor of the journal Laboratory Animal Science, an instructor in medical writing at Carnegie Mellon University, and in several other medical writing and editing positions. She is a former national president of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and a member of the Council of Science Editors, and in 2019 was one of the developers of AMWA’s position statement on predatory publishing in conjunction with the European Medical Writers Association and the International Society for Medical Publications Professionals.
Dr. Good has served as a member of NRG’s Publications and Patient Advocacy Committees and in the past chaired NRG’s Communications Committee’s working group, which developed the branding for NRG. She is a breast cancer survivor and over the years has written a column on breast cancer topics for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition's publication Frontline. In “retirement,” she will be working as a medical writing consultant and pursuing one of her major interests, animal—specifically dog—rescue. Her staff in Pittsburgh will miss her guidance and expertise. We wish her much luck and will keep in touch!