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Pharmaceutical cover letter and publication list

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June 14, 2018

Alex Gorsky
Chairman, Board of Directors
Johnson & Johnson Corporation
One Johnson & Johnson Plaza
New Brunswick, NJ 08933

Dear Dr. Gorsky:

As a professional with nearly ten years’ experience in clinical research, I am writing to express my interest in obtaining a position at Johnson & Johnson starting June 2018. My background covers academic, teaching, clinical, and research experience.

I am a graduate of U.S. Career Institute’s medical coding specialist certificate program in 2013 and have training in ICD-10-CM Basics from U.S. Career Institute. I have completed a 4Med CICP certification program in ICD-10-CM from 4Med Plus. I have seven medical coding certifications in the medical coding field, including a CPC, CANPC in anesthesia and pain management coding, CCVTC in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery coding, CEDC in emergency department, and am ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS proficient, and have a CCS-P Badge from AHIMA. I am a CANPC/CCVTC coding lecturer for American Academy of Professional Coders, Southwest University, and TXHIMA. In addition, I was an HIM Coder for Mesa Hills Specialty Hospital based in El Paso, TX who has given me an excellent reference and recommendation letter. In addition, I have medical training in medicine, anesthesiology, and cardiovascular and thoracic surgery which can be a good complement in a medical training and medical research program.

I am a graduate of NAPSRX’s Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sales Training Program, passing a standardized national exam and becoming a Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative (CNPR). Covered topics include clinical pharmacology, drug distribution, package insert information, drug patents, preclinical studies, clinical trials, biopharmaceutical drug development, therapeutic agents, pharmaceutical terminology, pharmaceutical marketing, ethical and regulatory guidelines, pharmaceutical sales techniques, making the most of your sales calls, and pharmaceutical terminology.

I have an M.D. and Ph.D. with basic and clinical science research experience in variety of fields including human studies, clinical animal models in ultraviolet radiation-induced cataract, and teaching in ophthalmology. Specifically, I have worked in human study coordination, blood processing for chemical analysis, animal models of the guinea pig, chemicals preparation, ultrafiltration, high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet radiation detection. I have knowledge of genetics, ophthalmology, applied optics, lens, corneal, retinal anatomy and physiology, and oculoplastics. Additionally, I have taught optometry, lens anatomy and physiology courses at Karolinska Institutet to graduate students for five years. I hold the certification Licentiate degree.

My M.D. was earned from Emory University followed by one year medical training at Yale University and Brown University. After that I decided to pursue research as that better served my aptitude and interest. I completed Ph.D. for clinical science in ophthalmology from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. My research publications include 56 papers and 100 abstracts. My project ascorbate prevention of the ultraviolet radiation-induced cataract in an in vivo animal model will contribute to the future of the pharmaceutical industry and lead to the development of new ocular medications and high-tech innovations. During the project, I developed a pioneering method for Ascorbate measurement in lens tissue samples, utilizing homogenization in metaphosphoric acid, ultrafiltration, and high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection. The method can be applicable to Ascorbate measurement in other tissues, including lens, retina, cornea, and vitreous humor. I plan to obtain the grant for Pharmacodynamics of ascorbate in the ocular lens as part of a human clinical trial. It can in addition be applied to other tissues, possibly cardiac, skeletal muscle, blood, lungs, and kidney. The work that I performed at Karolinska Institutet was pre-clinical research in a guinea pig cataract in vivo model. You will find my academic and research experience potentially a valuable asset to Johnson & Johnson.

At Brown University/Lifespan in Department of surgery I studied arginase activity in mouse peritoneal macrophages in a surgical model of wound healing. The work is related to the surgical field. It counts as basic science research experience.

I have significant research experience from my earlier training at Vanderbilt University and Emory University School of Medicine. Basic science research required for the beginning of pre-clinical research was studied. At Vanderbilt University, I spent one year doing an honors Molecular biology research project on the mitochondrial megachannel, a protein in heart muscle cells which plays a significant role in reperfusion injury. I found after experimenting with cyclosporin A binding to the mitochondrial megachannel and by utilizing cellulose filtration that the mitochondrial megachannel is made up of more than one subunit. The mitochondrial megachannel’s activity was determined and reproduced after separating the subunits and reconstituting the subunits. The significance of the results was that the mitochondria play a critical role in cardiac reperfusion injury. I earned High honors in molecular biology for the one-year honors project. At Emory University School of Medicine I studied ligand binding properties of the interphotoreceptor retinoid binding protein (IRBP), finding that IRBP binds retinol analogues with high affinity, playing a role in the visual cycle. In the Departments of ophthalmology and biochemistry at Emory University School of Medicine, in a clinical study on 120 human volunteers in the general population as part of controls for the AREDS study, I found that Plasma cystine increases with age in humans in a published ARVO abstract (1997). The significance of the results was that REDOX balance shifts towards oxidation with age. Antioxidants including cysteine, homocysteine, and glutathione become oxidized with age due to age-related oxidative stress in a number of conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and cardiovascular disease. The clinical study served as part of controls for AREDS study. I feel that I will be of high value to Johnson & Johnson.

References are available upon request.

Sincerely,

Vino C. Mody Jr., M.D., Licentiate degree, Ph.D., COC, CPC, CCS-P, CANPC, CCVTC, CEDC, 4Med CICP, CMAA, CBCS, CNPR, CRMC, AHIMA Coding Professional
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Publications
Publication list

Vino C. Mody Jr., COC, CPC, CCS-P, CANPC, CCVTC, CNPR, CRMC, MD, Lic., PhD. CANPC Essentials for Accurate and Efficient Medical Coding for Anesthesia and Pain Management: Extensive Study Guide for Preparation for CANPCTM – Certified Anesthesia and Pain Management Coder Examination. Suwanee Press, Suwanee, GA, 2-2018, ISBN 978-1-947333-02-4.

Vino C. Mody, Jr., COC, CPC, CCS-P, CANPC. Coding roundtable: CANPC anesthesia and pain management webinar, TXHIMA, Austin, TX, May 16, 2017
Vino C. Mody, Jr. Public Consultation: Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society. Case Id: 7d939015-156b-4e99-be92-34e97a8d07ed. EU Survey-Survey X. Work Programme 2018-2020. Directorate—General for Research and Innovation. Horizon 2020. European Commission. Phillippe.Gallay@ec.europa.eu. 2016.
Vino C. Mody, Jr. Public Consultation on the development of a comprehensive, Integrated Research, Innovation, and Competitiveness Strategy for the Energy Union. Case Id: 8f7ef300-ea7b-4db1-9715-b2502676469b. vinomodyjr13@gmail.com. EU Survey-Survey X. Horizon 2020. RTD-EURIC-STRATEGY-PUBLIC-CONSULTATION@ec.europa.eu. 2016.
Vino C. Mody, Jr., M.D., Licentiate degree, Ph.D., CNPR. Benefit of phytochemicals in cancer, a clinical overview (abstract). Manuscript, USA, 7/2013.
Vino C. Mody, Jr., M.D., Licentiate degree, Ph.D., CNPR. Nutritional book (Excel). Manuscript, USA, 7/2013.
Mody VC Jr., Kakar M, Soderberg PG, and Lofgren S. High lenticular tolerance to ultraviolet radiation-B by pigmented guinea-pig; application of a safety limit strategy for UVR-induced cataract. Acta Ophthalmologica, Article first published online 21 JUL 2010, DOI: 10.1111/J.1755-3768.2010.01931.X. Acta ophthalmologica, ISSN 1755-375X, 05/2012, Volym 90, Nummer 3, pp. 226 – 230.
Mody VC Jr. Ultraviolet radiation cataract development and ascorbate supplementation [Thesis for Doctoral Degree]. Karolinska University Press 2008. ISBN 978-91-7357-528-7.
Mody VC Jr., Ascorbate in the Ocular Lens [Thesis for Licentiate Degree]. Karolinska University Press. Stockholm, Sweden, October 2006, 1-50. ISBN 91-7140-256X. Thesis for Licentiate Degree presented in October 2006.
Mody VC Jr, Kakar M, Elfving A, Lofgren S. Drinking water supplementation with ascorbate is not protective against UVR-B-induced cataract in the guinea pig. Acta Ophthalmologica 2008:86:188-195.
Mody VC Jr., Kakar M, Elfving Å, Söderberg PG, Löfgren S. Ascorbate In The Rat Lens: Dependence On Dietary Intake. Ophthalmic Research 2005; 37:142-149.
Mody VC Jr., Kakar M, Elfving Å, Söderberg PG, Löfgren S. Ascorbate In The Guinea Pig Lens, Dependence On Drinking Water Supplementation. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica 2005; 83:228-233.
Mody VC Jr., Kakar M, Elfving Å, Söderberg PG, Löfgren S. Ultraviolet Radiation-B-Induced Cataract in Albino Rats; Maximum Tolerable Dose and Ascorbate Consumption. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica 2006: 84(3): 390-395.
Mody VC, Kakar M, Elfving A, Lofgren S, Ayala M, Dong X, Ungerstedt U, Soderberg PG. Ascorbate in the guinea pig lens, dependence on drinking water supplementation [ARVO Abstract]. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2003; 44. E-Abstract nr 3493.
Mody VC, Kakar M, Lofgren S, Ayala M, Meyer L, Dong X, Wang J, Bucht C, Soderberg PG (2006), Evolution of Ultraviolet Radiation-B (UVR-B)-Induced Cataract in the Pigmented Guinea Pig. Acta Ophthalmologica for EVER. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica, 84: 2344/227. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0420.2006.00684.x
Mody VC, Kakar MK, Elfving Å, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Dong X, Meyer L, and Söderberg PG. Drinking Water Supplementation With Ascorbate Is Not Protective Against Ultraviolet Radiation–B (UVR–B)–Induced Cataract In the Pigmented Guinea Pig [ARVO Abstract]. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005; 46: E-Abstract 841.
Mody Jr V, Kakar M, Elfving Å, Löfgren S, Ungerstedt U, Söderberg P. Ascorbate in the guinea pig lens, dependence on drinking water supplementation. Svenska Läkaresällskapets Riksstämma, Stockholm, Sweden, 2003-11-26-28.
Mody VC, Kakar MK, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Dong X, Söderberg PG. Estimation of a Safety Limit for Ultraviolet Radiation-B (UVR-B)-Induced Cataract in an in vivo Pigmented Guinea Pig Model. Sinnesforskning vid Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset och S:t Eriks Ögonsjukhus, Stockholm, Sweden, 2005-01-27.
Tessem MB, Bathen FT, Löfgren S, Mody V, Meyer L, Dong X, Söderberg PG, Midelfart A. Metabolic differences in rat lens regions after UV-B irradiation analysed by HR-MAS 1H NMR spectroscopy [EVER Abstract]. Ophthalmic Res 2005; 37 (Suppl. 1): 41. E-abstract nr 347.
Dong X, Söderberg PG, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Mody V, Kakar M. Maximum tolerable doses for cataract induced by UVR-B in age, exposure time and repeated exposure groups. 10th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology, Vienna, Austria, 2003-9-06-11.
Löfgren S, Ayala MN, Dong X, Kakar M, Mody V, Söderberg PG. Lens epithelial repair after in vitro UVR exposure is dependent on the size and the region of the exposed anterior surface area [EVER Abstract]. Ophthalmic Res 2003; 35 (Suppl. 1): 11. Abstract nr 106.
Dong X, Löfgren S, Ayala MN, Söderberg PG, Vino M.. The impact of repeated exposure on maximum tolerable dose for UVR induced cataract [EVER Abstract]. Ophthalmic Res 2003; 35 (Suppl. 1): 23. Abstract nr 154.
Löfgren S, Kakar MK, Risa O, Midelfart A, Soether O, Krane J, Mody VC Jr, Söderberg PG. Time dependency of in vivo ultraviolet radiation (UVR)-induced lens metabolic changes in the rat as analyzed by NMR spectroscopy [ARVO Abstract]. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2003; 44. E-Abstract nr 303.
Meyer LM, Dong X, Mody V, Kakar M, Löfgren S, Wegener A, and Söderberg P. Dose Response Function and MTD for UVR–B–Induced Cataract Development in the C57BL/6 Mouse [ARVO Abstract]. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005; 46: E-Abstract 834.
Galichanin K, Wang J, Mody VC Jr., Lofgren S., Soderberg PG. A new universal rat restrainer for in vivo exposure to UVR without anesthesia. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica. Blackwell Publishing, 85, January 2007, 0-0
Risa O, Saether O, Kakar M, Mody V, Lofgren S, Söderberg PG, Krane J, Midelfart A. Time dependency of metabolic changes in rat lens after in vivo UVB irradiation analysed by HR-MAS (1)H NMR spectroscopy. Exp Eye Res 2005;81:407-414.
Soderberg PG, Xiao Y, Wang J, Meyer L, Galichanin K, Al-Saqry R, Dong X, Mody V, Lofgren S. Prevention of UVR cataract with vitamin E. Acta Ophthalmologica, ISSN 1755-375X, 09/2008, Volym 86, Nummer 6, p. 0
Jing W, Lofgren S, Zhang Y, Mody V, Ayala M, Meyer L, Galichanin K, Soderberg PG. Dose dependence of alpha-tocopherol protection against in vivo ultraviolet radiation and associated alterations in lens redox balance. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica 2007; vol. 85:p.p. 0-0.
Kakar MK, Mody VC, Lofgren S, Ayala M, Soderberg PG. Estimation of a safety limit for ultraviolet radiation-B (UVR-B) induced cataract in an in vivo pigmented rat model [ARVO Abstract]. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2003; 44. E-Abstract nr 296.
Söderberg. P. G, Löfgren. S, Ayala. M, Kakar. M, Dong. X, Mody. V and Meyer. L UV Radiation and the human eye, CIE expert symposium on Light and Health. /CIE Proc/ 27, 67-72, 2004.
Söderberg PG, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Kakar M, Dong X, Mody V, Meyer L. UV Radiation and The Human Eye. CIE expert symposium on Light and Health, CIE, Vienna, 2004.
Söderberg PG, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Dong X, Kakar M, Mody V, Meyer L, Laurell CG. Macular Protection with IOLs. Ophthalmic Technologies XIV, Proceedings of SPIE 2004; 5314: 100-103.
Söderberg PG, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Dong X, Kakar M, Mody V. Toxicity of Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure To The Lens Expressed by Maximum Tolerable Dose. Dev Ophthalmol 2002; 35: 70-75.
Söderberg PG, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Dong X, Kakar M, Mody V. Maximum Tolerable Dose, a New Index for Ultraviolet Radiation Toxicity in The Lens. Ophthalmic Technologies XI, Proceedings of SPIE 2001; 4245: 217-220.
Söderberg PG, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Kakar M, Dong X, Mody V, Meyer L. UV Radiation and The Human Eye. CIE expert symposium on Light and Health, CIE, Vienna, Austria, 2004.
Söderberg PG, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Kakar M, Mody V, Dong X, Meyer L In vivo UVR cataract, a comparison between mouse, rat and guinea pig. ICER 2004, Sidney, Australia.
Söderberg PG, Dong X, Ayala, Löfgren S, Kakar M, Mody V, Meyer L Damage from oxidative stress from ultraviolet radiation in the lens is age dependent. A focus on the lens. Integrating structure, function, differentiation and cataract. New Zealand, 2004.
Söderberg PG, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Kakar M, Dong X, Mody V. The toxicity of ultraviolet radiation in the lens. International Workshop on Ocular Side Effects by Non-Ionizing Radiation, Kanazawa, Japan, 2003-11-06-07.
Söderberg PG, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Kakar M, Dong X, Mody V. In vivo ultraviolet radiation cataract. 10th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology, Vienna, Austria, 2003-9-06-11.
Kakar M, Mody Jr VC, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Söderberg PG. Evolution of ultraviolet radiation-B (UVR-B) induced cataract in the pigmented rat. 10th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology, Vienna, Austria, 2003-9-06-11.
Söderberg PG, Törnqvist A, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Dong X, Kakar M, Mody V, Oriowo L. Contact lenses and ultraviolet radiation. International Symposium on Cornea and Contact Lenses, Prague, Czech Republic, 2002-12-07-10.
Löfgren S, Söderberg PG, Ayala M, Dong X, Kakar M, Mody VC Jr. Corneal disease by solar ultraviolet radiation. International Symposium on Cornea and Contact Lenses, Prague, Czech Republic, 2002-12-07-10.
Söderberg PG, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Kakar M, Dong X, Mody V. Toxicity of ultraviolet radiation in the ocular lens. International Symposium on Cataracts: Molecular and Epidemiological Aspects. Manipal, India, 2002-12-02-03.
Söderberg P, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Dong X, Kakar M, Mody V. Cataract Surgery in Sweden. Clinical aspects of cataract surgery: update, Shenyang, China, 200206-26.
Söderberg P, Löfgren S, Ayala M, Kakar M, Dong X, Mody V. Cataract after in vivo exposure to ultraviolet radiation, pigmented versus albino rat. The 4th Asian Cataract Research Conference, Shenyang, China, 2002-06-26- 30.
Mody V, Kakar M, Elfving A, Lofgren S, Ungerstedt U, Soderberg PG. Determination of ascorbate in the ocular lens [EVER Abstract]. Ophthalmic Res 2001: 33 (Suppl. 1): 135. Abstract nr 2245. Free Paper.
Jones DP, Mody VC, Carlson JL, Lynn M, Sternberg P. Glutathione redox control of asthma: from molecular mechanisms. Experts 2002.
Jones DP, Mody VC Jr., Carlson J, Lynn M, Sternberg P Jr. Redox Analysis of Human Plasma Allows Separation of Pro-oxidant Events of Aging from Decline in Antioxidant Defenses. Free Rad Biol Med 2002; 33 (9): 1290-1300.
Jones DP, Carlson JL, Mody VC, Cai J, Lynn MJ, Sternberg P. Redefining Oxidative Stress. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling 2006; 8 (9-10): 1865-1879.
Louis C, Mody V., Henry, Jr. W, Reichner JS, Albina JE. Regulation of Arginase Isoforms I and II by IL-4 in Cultured Murine Peritoneal Macrophages. Am J Physiol 1999; 276: R237-R242.
Jones DP, Carlson JL, Mody VC Jr., Cai J, Lynn MT, Sternberg P Jr. Redox State of Glutathione in Plasma. Free Rad Biol Med 2000; 28 (4): 625-635.
Jones DP, Carlson JL, Samiec PS, Sternberg P Jr., Mody VC Jr., Reed RL, and Brown LA. Glutathione Measurement in Human Plasma: Evaluation of Sample Collection, Storage and Derivatization Conditions for Analysis of Dansyl Derivatives by HPLC. Clinica Chimica Acta 1998; 275(2): 175-184.
Mody VC Jr., Lynn MJ, Kurtz JC, Jones DP, Sternberg Jr. P. Plasma cystine increases with age in humans. Investigative Ophthalmology Vis Sci 1997; 1660-B453 [ARVO Abstract].
Nickerson JM, Mody V, DeGuzman C, Heron KA, Marciante K, Boatright J, Si JS, and Lin ZY. Ligand Binding Properties of Recombinant Human IRBP. Degenerative Diseases of the Retina 1995; New York: Plenum Press: 395-402.
Mody VC Jr. "Biochemical Properties of the Mitochondrial Megachannel.” Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, 1993, Published thesis.
CANPC Anesthesiology coding essentials for successful anesthesiology coding by Vino C. Mody, Jr., M.D., COC, CPC, CCS-P, CANPC, CCVTC. Vinomodyjr started a thread CANPC Anesthesiology coding essentials book 62 p. (1-19) (20-45) (46-60) (61-70) in Anesthesia. American Academy of Professional Coders, Salt Lake City, UT, 04-10-2017.
CCVTC Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery coding A method for Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for severe coronary artery disease byVino C. Mody, Jr., COC, CPC, CCS-P, CANPC, CCVTC is presented… vinomodyjr started a thread CCVTC coding 1 p. summary presented at Local Chapter El Paso, TX AAPC 3/18/2017 in Cardiovascular Thoracic. American Academy of Professional Coders, Salt Lake City, UT, 04-10-2017.
CANPC Anesthesiology Coding byVino C. Mody, Jr., COC, CPC, CCS-P, CANPC, CCVTC. vinomodyjr Networker started a thread 15 q. CANPC simulation and 1 p. presented at Local Chapter El Paso seminar in Local Chapter General Discussion. American Academy of Professional Coders, Salt Lake City, UT, 03-31-2017.
Vino Mody. 6. Deep sedation-who can do, credentialing. ASHRM Exchange Digest for Tuesday November 22, 2016. American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Chicago, IL, USA.
Vino C. Mody, Jr., Publication, Newly Credentialed Members, Healthcare Business Monthly, AAPC, May 2017.
Vino C. Mody, Jr., Publication, Newly Credentialed Members, Healthcare Business Monthly, AAPC, November 2015.
Vino C. Mody, Jr., Publication, Newly Credentialed Members, Healthcare Business Monthly, AAPC, September 2015.
Vino C. Mody, Jr., Publication, Newly Credentialed Members, AHIMA, May 2015.
Vino C. Mody, Jr., Publication, Newly Credentialed Members, Healthcare Business Monthly, AAPC, January 2014.
 
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