Medical Writing Authors Sampoorna Rappaz

Sampoorna Rappaz
Associate editor


Sampoorna has a PhD in Cancer Biology from the University of Zurich and an MSc in Biosciences (Human Genetics) from the University of Leeds. She has >8 years of experience in scientific communications. Currently, she supports medical communications agencies as a freelance medical writer and editor. She has been an EMWA member since 2019, and volunteers her time and expertise to support the Medical Communications SIG and the Communicating with the Public SIG. 

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Medical Communications and Writing for Patients - Volume 31, Issue 3

Contributors: Sampoorna Rappaz (author), Lisa Chamberlain-James (section editor) Clarifying references: Third Meet and Share session of the Medical Communications Special Interest Group Sampoorna Rappaz Medical Writing. 2022;31(3)72-74.…

Winner of the Geoff Hall Scholarship Essay Competition - Volume 31, Issue 2

The Geoff Hall Scholarships are given in honour of the former President of EMWA. Geoff was a very special person, an extremely valued member of EMWA, and a very good friend to many EMWA members. He firmly believed that the future of EMWA lies in our…

Medical Communications and Writing for Patients - Volume 31, Issue 1

In this issue, the Medical Communications and Writing for Patients section features two articles. The first piece, by Simon Linacre,  is a summary of the excellent work just completed by the Med Comms SIG. They have devised, run, and collated the…


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