Sloane, Zimmerman named editors-in-chief of JAMDA

Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, in the department of family medicine, and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, at the UNC School of Social Work, will lead the top journal for post-acute and long-term health care.

Sloane, Zimmerman named editors-in-chief of JAMDA click to enlarge Philp Sloane, MD, MPH
Sloane, Zimmerman named editors-in-chief of JAMDA click to enlarge Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD

The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (JAMDA) announced the appointment new JAMDA editors-in-chief Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, who will succeed retiring editor-in-chief John E. Morley.

Sloane is the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine. In its press release, the society’s leadership noted Sloane’s impressive and varied career, which has included service in nursing homes, dementia care units, group homes for people with disabilities, hospitals, PACE programs, office practices, emergency departments, and other settings. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored two popular textbooks. 

“I have always admired the society for its focus on clinical care of frail, vulnerable older persons,” Sloane said. “I look forward to helping JAMDA further advance its mission.”

Zimmerman, the University Kenan Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and Director of Aging Research at the UNC School of Social Work, has conducted groundbreaking research and intervention studies in nursing homes and assisted living communities, and served as a clinician in a range of long-term care settings. 

Zimmerman is Past Chair of the Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section of the Gerontological Society of America. She has published more than 300 peer-reviewed studies and is the national leader in assisted living research. In 2016, she was recognized as the nation’s top-ranked social work scholar in the field of aging.

“Under Dr. Morley’s leadership, JAMDA has become an authoritative outlet for research on post-acute and long-term care medicine,” she said. “Moving forward, we’ll encourage submissions in an even broader array of long-term care services and supports with clear practice and policy relevance.”

Sloane and Zimmerman have co-directed the University of North Carolina Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care in the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research for nearly 20 years. The program’s interdisciplinary research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

“The search committee chose Drs. Sloane and Zimmerman for their extensive experience and knowledge in the varied settings of post-acute and long-term care, their proven track records as mentors and published authors, and their vision for the future of JAMDA,” said society executive director Christopher Laxton. 

JAMDA’s retiring editor, John Morley, has served as editor-in-chief since 2007 and is credited with greatly increasing the journal’s impact factor, raising submissions, and successfully raising the profile of the journal both domestically and internationally. Drs. Sloane and Zimmerman’s first issue of JAMDA will publish in January 2018.

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