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Ada Paskind Kahn, American health care communication consultant, journalist, author.


Kahn, Ada Paskind was born on December 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1956. Master in Public Health, Northwestern University, 1982.


Consultant American Medical Association, 1967—1970. Editorial supervisor New Home Medical Encyclopedia, Quadrangle Books, 1973. Manager professional communications American Academy Dermatology, 1977—1978.

Public information & marketing director Michael Reese Health Plan, 1973—1980. Owner Wordscope Associates, Evanston, Illinois, since 1980. Manager women's health program Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, since 1990.

Member faculty department journalism Columbia College, Chicago, 1982, University of Health Sciences-Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, 1974—1979. Consultant Office Health Maintenance Organizations, Region 5, Department of Health and Human Services, Chicago, 1979.



Member Skokie Board Health, 1976—1993. Fellow: American Medical Writers Association (president 1976-1977, Distinguished Service award Chicago chapter 1979). Member: National Association Science Writers, The Authors Guild, National Association Women Health Professionals (board directors 1990-1992), American Society Journalists & Authors, Women in Communications (president Chicago chapter 1968-1969).