far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing
theodore roosevelt (1858âˆ’1919),Â US president
a translator and interpreter by training, i specialized in medical communications soon after graduating from university in both vienna, austria, and monterey, california.
why medicine? inspired by my husband, now a medical doctor in private practice, i ventured into this challenging field and have, over the decades, established a strong expertise in mapping even the most complex clinical or regulatory content into easy-to-read textâ€”seamlessly switching between my native german and english.
the text clinic allows me to combine my life-long infatuation with the english language with working in one of the most fascinating subject-matter fields, supporting cutting-edge research organizations in their communication goals.
before foundingÂ the text clinic in 2006, i held various positions as healthcare communicator, most recently as medical writer in the international clinical development department that brought forth the worldâ€™s first biosimilar. a stint into the software industry as technical writer and positions as multilingual translation manager and lead translator have rounded off my IT and documentation expertise. today, i look back on close to 30 years of professional experience and countless documents that have left my desk.
Kainz JT, Berghammer G, Auer-Grumbach P, Lackner V, Perl-Convalexius S, Popa R et al.: Azelaic acid 20 % cream: effects on quality of life and disease severity in adult female acne patients. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2016,14:1249â€“59. link to abstract
Farkas M. 8-year-sustained response in a patient with isolated del(5q) myelodysplastic syndrome undergoing continuous treatment with lenalidomide: a case report. memo â€“ Magazine of European Medical Oncology 2016,9:48â€“51. link to abstract
Stemberger M, Schmit E, Kurnik K, Spannagl M. Motivational effects of top-rope climbing therapy under individualized prophylaxis: a pilot study in young adults with severe haemophilia. Haemophilia 2015,21:504â€“7. link to preview
Conference report on the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-Borne Encephalitis (ISW-TBE). Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE): A Risk Still Underestimated. 2â€“3 February 2012, Vienna, Austria. link to fulltext
Zuber Z, Rutkowska-Sak L, Postepski J et al. Etanercept treatment in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: the Polish registry. Med Sci Monit 2011;17:35â€“42. link to fulltext
Loew-Baselli A, Poellabauer EM, Pavlova BG et al. Seropersistence of tick-borne encephalitis antibodies, safety and booster response to FSME-IMMUN 0.5 ml in adults aged 18-67 years. Hum Vaccin 2009;5:551â€“6. link to abstract
Jilkova E, Vejvalkova P, Stiborova I et al. Serological response to tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) vaccination in the elderly-results from an observational study. Expert Opin Biol Ther 2009,9:797â€“803. link to abstract
Ebner W, Palotai T, Codreanu C et al. [Ankylosing spondylitis in Central and Eastern Europe : Cross-sectional study on treatment modalities, disease activity and quality of life.] Z f Rheumat 2008;67:503â€“10. link to abstract
Romer T, Peter F, Saenger P et al. Efficacy and safety of a new ready-to-use recombinant human growth hormone solution. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation 2007,30:578â€“89. link to abstract
Kainz JT, Berghammer G, Auer-Grumbach P, Lackner V, Perl-Convalexius S, Popa R et al.: Azelainsaure 20 % Creme: Auswirkung auf Lebensqualitat und Krankheitsaktivitat bei erwachsenen Patientinnen mit Acne vulgaris. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2016;14:1249â€“60.
Petricevic L, Kaufmann U, Domig KJ et al. Molecular detection of Lactobacillus species in the neovagina of male-to-female transsexual women. Sci Rep 2014,4:3746.
Egarter C, Grimm C, Nouri K et al. Contraceptive counselling and factors affecting women’s contraceptive choices: results of the CHOICE study in Austria. Reprod Biomed Online 2012,24:692â€“7.
Kiss H, Petricevic L, Martina S, Husslein P. Reducing the rate of preterm birth through a simple antenatal screen-and-treat programme: a retrospective cohort study. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2010,153:38â€“42.
Federal Ministry of Health, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES. Report on Zoonoses and Zoonotic Agents 2008. link to reportâ€¦
Berghammer P, Obwegeser R, Sinzinger H. Nuclear medicine and breast cancer: a review of current strategies and novel therapies). The Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland) 2001,10:184â€“197.
Gruber A. Biotech Funding Trends: Insights from Entrepreneurs and Investors. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim; 2009 (210 pages). ISBN: 978-3-527-62274-0 link to reviewâ€¦
Jacob LS. Intensivkurs: Pharmakologie. MÃ¼nchen, Wien, Baltimore: Urban & Fischer, 1995 (355Â pages) ISBN: 978-3541128310.
Original: Pharmacology. The National Medical Series for Independent Study. Philadelphia: Williams & Wilkins, 1991 (366Â pages) ISBN: 978-0683062502.
WRITING ABOUT WRITING
Berghammer G. Good clinical practice (GCP): A universal call for ethics in biomedical research. Medical Writing 2014;23:106â€“12. link to fulltext
Berghammer G, Holmqvist A. Pleasing the reader by pleasing the eyeâ€”Part 2. Page layout and readability. Medical Writing 2013;22:37â€“44.
Berghammer G, Holmqvist A. Pleasing the reader by pleasing the eyeâ€”Part 1. The role of format and design in readability. Medical Writing 2012;21:209â€“14.
Berghammer G. Outsourcing translations: The hows and whys of it. The Write Stuff 2011;20:201â€“7. link to fulltext
Langdon-Neuner E, Berghammer G. The Write Stuff: The importance of language for medical writers. panacea 2010;11:132â€“6.
Berghammer G. English as the lingua franca of science: A translators view on what’s lostâ€“and what’s gainedâ€“in translation. The Write Stuff Â 2008;17:2013â€“19. link to fulltext
Berghammer G. Translation and the language(s) of medicine: Keys to producing a successful German-English translation. The Write Stuff 2006;15:40â€“4. link to fulltext