MDNG Adds Three Physician Leaders to Editor-in-Chief Positions

Robert Like, MD, John Luo, MD, and Chayim Newmark, MD, Will Offer Expert Advice, Commentary, and Guidance on Specialty Publications

MDNG Adds Three Physician Leaders to Editor-in-Chief Positions

Robert Like, MD, John Luo, MD, and Chayim Newmark, MD,

Will Offer Expert Advice, Commentary, and Guidance on Specialty Publications

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Plainsboro, NJ - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 13, 2008. Intellisphere, LLC, publisher of series of journals, recently announced the addition of three new Physician Editors-in-Chief.\

is Professor and Director of the Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity, Department of Family Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Like received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School in 1979, and completed his residency and MS degree fellowship training in family medicine from Case Western Reserve University in 1984. He is a practicing family physician with a background in medical anthropology, and he was the principal investigator on an Aetna Foundation-funded study entitled, "Assessing the Impact of Cultural Competency Training Using Participatory Quality Improvement Methods." He is nationally known for his work in the area of cultural competency and health professions education.

Robert C. Like, MD, MS, has been appointed the Physician Editor-in-Chief of MDNG: Focus on Multicultural Healthcare, a quarterly that covers cultural disparities in the provision of healthcare. Dr. Like

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"As physician editor-in-chief, I look forward to seeing disseminate practical and relevant information that can help physicians and other health professionals in their daily work caring for patients from diverse backgrounds,” said Dr. Like. “This will include evidence-based research findings, best and promising practices, new and emerging technologies, educational opportunities, and other resources that can improve the quality, effectiveness, and safety of care provided to all patients. We will also support national, state, and local efforts underway to eliminate disparities in health and health care, as well as to provide more culturally competent patient-centered care. I look forward to networking, collaborating, and learning together with others on this exciting journey!"

John Luo, MD, has been named Physician Editor-in-Chief of MDNG: Neurology Edition. Dr. Luo is currently an associate clinical professor of psychiatry, associate director of psychiatry residency training, director of consultation and liaison psychiatry, and medical director of the UCLA Aftercare Research Program, all in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

Dr. Luo is an acknowledged leader in psychiatry, having received multiple awards, including the 2008 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Irma Bland, MD Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents. Dr. Luo was the principal investigator in the development of the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry Stangler Award for Innovation in Psychiatric Informatics. A nationally recognized expert in psychiatric informatics, Luo lectures extensively and has published numerous articles.

His interests are in incorporating the use of computers, PDAs, and the Internet in psychiatric care.

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“I enjoy because it is the only magazine that truly covers the interface of technology in medicine from the physician's point of view, a perspective that I have embraced as well,” said Dr. Luo. “Health information technology is very important to the practice of medicine, but informatics journals often focus on the science and theory, but not as much as on the practical and real-life usages. I also appreciate the comprehensive listings of interesting meetings and products, interviews of thought leaders, and especially the funny and whimsical topics covered. I am excited to be a part of efforts to bring medical informatics into the mainstream.”

Chayim Newmark, MD, FAAP, has been appointed the Physician Editor-in-Chief of the Pediatrics Edition of the publication. Dr. Newmark, a graduate of Washington University in Saint Louis, MO, completed his residency and fellowship at Saint Louis Children’s Hospital, and he is currently an attending pediatric endocrinologist at Saint Barnabas Health Care Center in Livingston, NJ. Dr. Newmark is active in the care of more than one thousand children with diabetes, diagnosing and managing a full spectrum of endocrinologic abnormalities, including thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary disorders, as well as short stature and obesity. He is also the principal investigator for many diabetes and growth hormone therapy studies.

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“I have chosen to join the board of because of its coverage of technology in the context of standard medical practice, says Dr. Newmark. “It is an organization dedicated to combining high quality patient care with cutting edge technology."

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In their roles as Physician Editors-in-Chief, Drs. Like, Luo, and Newmark will assist the publication’s editors and writers in developing stories and articles, write regular columns and features for the publication, help guide content and design, and serve as the primary advocate for the publications.

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Bill Schu, Director of Editorial and Production for Intellisphere, is available to provide more informationMr. Schu can be reached by telephone at 609.716.7777, extension 125, or by e-mail at bschu@mdng.com.

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Published in nine editions with a unique, contemporary voice, style, and look, MDNG explores technology, computers, and the Internet, from the very practical to the most sophisticated, and the impact they have on the professional and personal life of the physician. Connecting more than a quarter of a million physicians and specialists to current and emerging healthcare technology trends, hundreds of online resources, and the latest breakthroughs affecting their medical practice, the MDNG series of publications, sites, and custom products have continually profiled the best online content for physicians, patients, and their caregivers. Visit our completely redesigned website, www.mdnglive.com, for mor

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