Background

My Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. combined with my experience as an NIH bench scientist and staff writer inform all the work that I do with grantees and institutions.

HOW CAN I HELP?
Let’s have a conversation about how I can help your faculty improve their NIH grantsmanship skills. CONTACT ME contact me

Read what others are saying

In 1995, Margaret (Meg) Bouvier received a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Meg’s dissertation work was published as a two-author paper in the Journal of Neuroscience (pdf). She went on to pursue post-doctoral research at NINDS.

In 1997, Meg became a writer in the Press, Policy, and Communications office of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), writing primarily for the Human Genome Project (HGP). She was privileged to work for current NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, then Director of the HGP and NHGRI. Among her duties, Meg:

  • Contributed to Senate Appropriations Testimony and Budget Justifications to Congress, which greatly informs her approach to NIH grantwriting
  • Wrote press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, PSAs, and policy articles
  • Helped Dr. Collins with lecture preparation and fact checking, and assisted on his Shattuck Lecture for the New England Journal of Medicine.

After leaving NIH, Meg launched a freelance medical writing career. She founded Meg Bouvier Medical Writing LLC in 2007. Her company has successfully worked with medical centers, universities, and private foundations to improve the way they communicate about their biomedical research. Meg has helped clients land over $280 million in federal funding.

Fun Facts About Me

  • Trained extensively as a dancer
  • Studied piano for 14 years and french horn for 8 years
  • Am left-handed and proficient at reading and writing backward
  • Grew up in and around NYC, happily living there for almost 30 years
  • Speak French well enough that Parisians are nice to me
  • Am a voracious reader — you can connect with me on Goodreads
  • Love to travel, walk all over a city, go to museums, sample local food
  • Was captain of my high school field hockey team
  • Am a neat freak
  • Have a commercial strain of dahlia named after me, called “Meggie”