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Daniel Pendick is a lapsed rhetorician from Long Island, New York. He currently serves as executive editor and chief writer for Harvard Men's Health Watch, a monthly consumer health newsletter published by Harvard Medical School and the Belvoir Media Group. Dan is also a regular contributor to the Harvard Health Blog www.health.harvard.edu/blog.
Dan's science reporting has appeared in numerous magazines, including Earth, Astronomy, New Scientist, Scientific American Presents, Men's Health Advisor, Focus On Healthy Aging, and Physician, as well as various online publications and reference databases. He is a grateful former staff writer for Science News in Washington, D.C., where he received his training as a reporter and was taught to shun "to be" verbs. Past lives include cabinetmaker, planetarium lecturer, children's encyclopedia editor, and incompetent French waiter.
Dan earned an M.A. in the History of Science and Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 1992, and was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT in 1998-99. In 1998, he was the recipient of an MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship, during which he worked as a research assistant at a Harvard neuroimaging lab and pondered the codependent relationship between scientists and science journalists. He has taught college composition and an Internet skills at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.