Wednesday, June 08, 2011


Integrity On and Off the Page: A Discussion with
JAMA’s (Departing) Editor–in-Chief
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association

It's hard to imagine the Journal of the American Medical Association – JAMA – without its editor-in-chief, Cathy DeAngelis, who will be stepping down this July. Since 2000 Dr. DeAngelis, JAMA’s first woman editor, has steered the peer-reviewed publication in important new directions and successfully brought about greater scientific integrity across the medical research and publishing industry. Because of her efforts, in concert with other prominent journal editors, virtually all clinical trials in the US are now listed in a public registry, as a condition of publication. JAMA won’t consider industry-funded research unless the data have been independently vetted.

Dr. DeAngelis’ principled stands, along with her interest in the narrative side of practicing medicine, as well as health policy and reforming the status quo, have all made JAMA more accessible and “required reading” for a broader audience. And her own story – which began in a coal-mining town in northeastern Pennsylvania, and has included nursing, pediatrics, and teaching – is far from over!

As Dr. DeAngelis prepares to return to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – this time around to start a Center for Professionalism in Medicine and the Related Professions – WIHI host Madge Kaplan is thrilled to welcome her to the program for what promises to be a lively hour of discussion. Dr. DeAngelis is as eager to share her thoughts about the challenges facing all research scientists today, including those engaged with improvement science, as she is passionate about maintaining the integrity of taking care of patients.

Bring your questions, your favorite article or art cover from JAMA, and your comments to this next WIHI!

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My note: Someone please ask her why they don't make the full text of public interest articles available at no cost to all readers.

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