In 1995, a major biomedical publisher was searching for writing and editing
services targeting an audience of MDs and PhDs. In response, MedicaLink was
formed by its principal, Jackie Dial,
to provide professional biomedical communication services for clients with discerning
With a doctorate in experimental psychology
physiology), the former instructor at Colorado State University uses her abilities at wordsmithery and her broad biomedical knowledge to create written
and rendered products appropriate to a variety of professional and educated
Dr. Dial is also a degreed medical illustrator. She received a master of science degree in anatomy, specialization biomedical illustration and communications, from CSU in 1993,
and for several years was art director and associate editor of a small medical
journal. She illustrated and was author's editor of a book on care of
veterinary cancer patients that was translated into four other languages.
While working for Micromedex, Inc., publisher of the
international DRUGDEX(R) database, she further developed her expertise in
drugs, toxins, nutrition, mood, and the
interaction of these. While contracting, Jackie has written a
number of monographs pertaining to vitamins and herbal substances for an
alternative-medicine database. She has published scientific articles pertaining to
drug interactions, cancer, and creative
Having taught classes in
computer graphics and desktop publishing, Dr. Dial easily works with clients having electronic authoring and
publishing needs. This web site, for example, was created and published
by Dr. Dial both to communicate the company's services and to demonstrate
proficiency with the new media.
Dr. Dial's expertise provides MedicaLink
clients with highly qualified biomedical communications services. Additionally,
the services of other medical professionals, consumer-audience authors,
graphic artists, and software developers are available on a contract basis.
MedicaLink, through Dr. Dial, is an active member in the following professional organizations.