Duke and UNC to take JCI helm

Beginning in March 2012, Duke and UNC faculty will take the editorial helm of the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI).

Incoming JCI editor is Howard Rockman, MD, professor in the departments of medicine, cell biology and molecular genetics & microbiology at Duke University. He’ll assume leadership of the JCI from Dr. Laurence Turka, of Harvard University, whose term expires at the end of February 2012. Rockman’s appointment will extend until 2017.

The journal is considered a significant venue for critical advances in biomedical research. It is published by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an honor society of physician-scientists founded in 1908.

Rockman’s selection of UNC School of Medicine faculty include: Norman Sharpless, MD,  deputy editor; and Kathleen Caron, PhD; Cam Patterson, MD; Nigel Mackman, PhD; and Ronald Falk, MD, associate editors.

“The scientists at Duke and UNC are really outstanding,” Rockman said. “I’ve spent a lot of time speaking with the proposed editors, and they’re ready for it. They’re energetic, they’re committed, and they’re excellent scientists.”



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