Charles Parker, MD, Editor-in-Chief
2013 marks the 10th year of publication of The Hematologist. As we celebrate this milestone, we look forward to another year of discovery, innovation, and challenge, anticipating that change will be the rule, not the exception.
At the Editorial Board Meeting in December 2012, we said goodbye to Ken Anderson (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and Diane Krause (Yale University School of Medicine) who both served consecutive terms on the Board of Contributing Editors. Ken and Diane were two of our heavy lifters (sui generis!), and their contributions will be sorely missed. Still, we are grateful for the six years that they unselfishly dedicated to The Hematologist.
To replace Ken and Diane on the Board, we welcome Charles Quinn and Pamela Becker. Charles is associate professor of Clinical Pediatric at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His long-standing interest in sickle cell anemia and thalassemia will fill a need of heightening awareness of the progress being made in these bellwether areas of hematology. Charles is the second pediatric hematologist member of the Board (along with Peter Kurre). Pam is associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She has clinical and research interests in both benign hematology (inherited and acquired bone marrow failure syndromes) and malignant hematology (acute leukemia). Our readers are certain to benefit from the breath of Pam’s interests and experience.
Working with Armand Keating over the past year has been a pleasure, and he highlighted in his President’s Column a remarkable number of innovative programs that were launched by the Society in 2012. Dr. Keating has passed the baton into the capable hands of Janis Abkowitz, and we at The Hematologist welcome the opportunity to keep our readers abreast of the direction of the Society and the view of the Executive Committee through Dr. Abkowitz’s iteration of the President’s Column.
We greatly respect our colleagues at Blood, and we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge, with much gratitude, the contributions of Cynthia Dunbar as Editor-in-Chief of the journal. Dr. Dunbar served in this position for five years (and was an Associate Editor for 10 years before that). Bravo, Cindy! At the same time, we welcome the new Editor-in-Chief, Bob Löwenberg, and Nancy Berliner who will serve as Deputy Editor. Those of you who attended the annual meeting in Atlanta heard of some of the exciting changes that will take place in the content and format of Blood. Our Society’s journal, that holds the preeminent position in the field, looks to become even better.
The Hematologist exists to serve the members of ASH. At the heart of our mission are communication, education, and scholarship. We value input from our readers and encourage you to be engaged, active contributors to the Society. Let us hear from you.
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