About the Authors

R. Grant Steen


Affiliation MediCC!, Medical Communications Consultants, LLC Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Arturo Casadevall

Affiliation Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University Bronx, New York, United States of America

Ferric C. Fang

Affiliation University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Competing Interests

RGS owns MediCC! Medical Communications Consultants LLC, a medical communications company. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RGS AC FCF. Performed the experiments: RGS AC FCF. Analyzed the data: RGS AC FCF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RGS AC FCF. Wrote the paper: RGS AC FCF.