Cincinnati--Jeff Susman, MD, professor and director of the
Department of Family Medicine at the University of Cincinnati (UC)
College of Medicine, will be the new editor of the Journal of Family Practice,
effective January 1, 2003. Dr. Susman is the medical editor for the
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Home Study Monograph
Series, a department editor for Current Psychiatry, and a referee for journals in family medicine and other specialties.
Susman has served as chair of the AAFP Research and Clinical Policy
Committees, is an ad hoc reviewer and study section member, and on
numerous guideline panels, including current efforts through the AAFP,
the Arthritis Foundation and the American Medical Association. Dr.
Susman's research interests are in the translation of evidence-based
medicine into practice, particularly in the primary care mental health
arena. In the few minutes left after work and his family, he enjoys
gardening, antique collecting and is even trying to learn to draw!
According to publisher Dowden Health Media, the vision for the Journal of Family Practice
is to remain the premier source for current, evidence-based, clinical
information, including clinical inquiries, applied evidence and
selected practical clinical research. The Journal of Family Practice
will continue to solicit articles summarizing best practices in
office-based diagnosis and treatment, summaries of new clinical
guidelines, and research that has immediate relevance to the practicing
physician. The Journal of Family Practice will be introducing new features such as "Photo Rounds," "In the Public's Health" and "Grand Rounds." The Journal of Family Practice states that its mission is to translate best evidence-based medical information into practice.
you have suggestions for this publication, or would like to serve as a
reviewer, contributor or possibly on the editorial board, please
contact Dr. Susman directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or in care of the Department of Family Practice, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 670582, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0582; 513-558-4021.