December 2017 – “CRS Lawsuit: Does FDA Guidance Require More Clarity?”

No one can predict the outcome of the CRS lawsuit. However, given the clarity of the FDA’s guidance for patients and investigators and the large number of patients involved in clinical trials, I don’t think CRS can present a convincing argument that revision of the informed consent guidance is required or that such revision would somehow impact the small percentage of patients who, sadly, experience treatment-related mortality in clinical trials.

Read the full article on Clinical Leader here.

October 2017 – “Plan Ahead To Mitigate Post-Study Conflicts”

The message to the clinical research community is clear. Plan ahead. In almost all cases, the project is not complete until you have communicated the results in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. You are doing important work, and you must plan to present your data in a way that will enhance its credibility.

Read the full article on Clinical Leader here.

June 2017 – Nesiritide a 2016 Foreword INDIES bronze winner for Science

Nesiritide won the Indies Bronze in “Science” category (adult non-fiction science). “After Foreword’s top three editors narrowed the entrants down to finalists, our panel of over 150 judges, made up of librarians and booksellers chosen for their interest or expertise in their particular field, read every page. The judges’ feedback and ratings brought us our winners, which represent the best books from indie publishing, and those of particular interest to the very people who recommend books to patrons and consumers. Being an INDIES winner is no small feat–particularly this year when there was a record number of entries.”

List of winners:


March 2017 – Nesiritide a 2016 INDIES Book of the Year Finalist

Nesiritide was named 2016 Forward INDIES Book of the Year Finalist in the Science category. As part of their mission to discover, review, and share the best books from small, university, and indie publishers (and authors), independent media company Foreword Reviews hosts its annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2016, and submitted to Foreword Reviews for award consideration, and were narrowed down by Foreword’s editors from over 2,200 individual titles spread across 65 categories.

INDIES finalists are moved on to final judging by an expert panel of librarians and booksellers curated specifically for each genre and who will determine the books who will be named Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award winners. Winners in each genre will be announced during the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago on June 24, 2017.

List of finalists:

March 2017 – Nesiritide Reviewed by BlueInk

“Mills works hard to make the arcane accessible… This is an important story well worth reading for scholars and those with a strong interest in the topic as Mills pulls back the curtain to a mostly hidden world.”

Full review:

February 2017 – Nesiritide Featured in Amherst Magazine

Nesiritide received a brief mention in the winter Amherst magazine. Short Takes is a listing of new books and other creative endeavors by Amherst alumni and professors: