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JAMA. 2007;297(3):240. doi:10.1001/jama.297.3.240.
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Key Objective
To promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health

Critical Objectives

  1. To maintain the highest standards of editorial integrity independent of any special interests

  2. To publish original, important, well-documented, peer-reviewed articles on a diverse range of medical topics

  3. To provide physicians with continuing education in basic and clinical science to support informed clinical decisions

  4. To enable physicians to remain informed in multiple areas of medicine, including developments in fields other than their own

  5. To improve health and health care internationally by elevating the quality of medical care, disease prevention, and research

  6. To foster responsible and balanced debate on issues that affect medicine and health care

  7. To anticipate important issues and trends in medicine and health care

  8. To inform readers about nonclinical aspects of medicine and public health, including the political, philosophic, ethical, legal, environmental, economic, historical, and cultural

  9. To recognize that, in addition to these specific objectives, THE JOURNAL has a social responsibility to improve the total human condition and to promote the integrity of science

  10. To achieve the highest level of ethical medical journalism and to produce a publication that is timely, credible, and enjoyable to read

EDITOR IN CHIEF
Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH

Executive Deputy Editor: Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA
Deputy Editors: Richard M. Glass, MD, Drummond Rennie, MD, Margaret A. Winker, MD
Managing Deputy Editor: Annette Flanagin
Senior Contributing Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD
Senior Editors: Robert M. Golub, MD, Ronna Henry Siegel, MD
Contributing Editors: Helene M. Cole, MD, Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH, David S. Cooper, MD, David R. Flum, MD, MPH, Michael S. Lauer, MD, David H. Mark, MD, MPH, Robert A. McNutt, MD, Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, Jeanette M. Smith, MD, Janet M. Torpy, MD, Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH, Jody W. Zylke, MD
Statistical Editor: Naomi Vaisrub, PhD
Associate Editors: Charlene Breedlove, Roxanne K. Young
Fishbein Fellow: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD
Medical News & Perspectives: Joan Stephenson, PhD (editor); Tracy Hampton, PhD, Mike Mitka (senior staff writers); Bridget M. Kuehn (staff writer); Rebecca Voelker (contributing editor)
Editorial Graphics: Cassio Lynm (senior medical illustrator), Alison E. Burke (medical illustrator), David Song (editorial assistant)
Assistant Editors: Kristen M. Quaranta, Jennifer Reiling
Executive Assistant to the Editor: Marla A. Hall
Scientific Online Resources: Michelle Kurzynski (director, Electronic Media); Christopher Hastings, Peter Kim (associate Web editors); Reuben Rios (Web administrative assistant)
Workflow and Content Management System: Larry Bryant (director)
Editorial Systems and Administration: Elaine Williams (director); Gale Saulsberry (database specialist); Lenette Gardner-Gullens (electronic input supervisor); Fanny L. Brown, Celina Canchola (electronic input specialists)
Staff Assistants: Gloria Tate, Deanna M. Willis
Editorial Assistants: Mary Cannon, Susan Collister, Carmina Conley, Dawn Cortez, Cheryl Dixon, Audrey Forman, Gwenn Gregg, Lisa Hardin, Mary Ann Lilly, Rachell M. Lozano, Rosa E. Miranda, Lupe Morales, Ethel Pinkston
Editorial Processing Division: Cheryl Iverson (director); Paul Frank, Monica Mungle (editorial systems managers); J. D. Neff (associate editorial systems developer)
Manuscript Editing: Stacy L. Christiansen (director); Coleen Adamson, Susan R. Benner, Joy K. Jaeger, Phil Sefton, Heather A. Shebel, Beverly Stewart (senior manuscript editors); Kim S. P. Campbell; Jennifer Reddy, Cara Wallace (freelance manuscript editors)
Editorial Counsel: Margaret Mills (paralegal)
Survey Research Specialist: Joseph S. Wislar
JAMA/Archives Media Relations: Jann Ingmire (director); Jim Michalski, Cindy Kuzma

Daniel M. Albert, MD, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wis
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, Mass
Philip Cagle, MD, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex
Cyril Chantler, MD, FRCP, London, United Kingdom
Joseph T. Coyle, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass
Pierre Durieux, MD, MPH, Université Paris 6, Paris, France
Ronald G. Evens, MD, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Mo
Julie Freischlag, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md
Philip Greenland, MD, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill
Michael M. E. Johns, MD, Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, Atlanta, Ga
Mary-Claire King, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash
Wayne F. Larrabee, Jr, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash
Paul A. Levine, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ
Donald A. B. Lindberg, MD, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md
C. David Naylor, MD, DPhil, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June E. Osborn, MD, Josiah Macy, Jr Foundation, New York, NY
Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Povl Riis, MD, DSCI, DHC, Professor of Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sarah Ringold, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash
Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash
June K. Robinson, MD, The Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill
William L. Roper, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Roger N. Rosenberg, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Tex
Masaaki Terada, MD, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan

Bassel Atallah, MD,JAMA—Middle East
Eugeniu Pascal Ciofu, MD, PhD,JAMA—Romania
Csaba Farsang, MD, DSc,JAMA—Hungary
Igor Francetic, MD, PhD,JAMA—Croatia
Evin Kantemir, MD,JAMA—Turkey
Li Chengyi, MD,JAMA—China
Aleksander N. Neskovic, MD, PhD,JAMA—Serbia and Montenegro
Helena Saldanha, MD,JAMA—Portugal
Ivan Vidmar, MD,JAMA—Slovenia
Ivan Málek, MD, PhD,JAMA—Czech/Slovak

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Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer: Michael D. Maves, MD, MBA
Chief Operating Officer: Bernard L. Hengesbaugh
Senior Vice President, Publishing and Business Services: Robert A. Musacchio, PhD
President: William G. Plested III, MD
President-Elect: Ronald M. Davis, MD
Immediate Past President: J. Edward Hill, MD
Secretary: Rebecca J. Patchin, MD
Speaker, House of Delegates: Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD
Vice-Speaker, House of Delegates: Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD
Trustees: Joseph P. Annis, MD; Duane M. Cady, MD; Peter W. Carmel, MD; Samantha L. Cramoy, MD; Ronald M. Davis, MD; Chris M. DeRienzo; William A. Hazel, Jr, MD; Cyril M. Hetsko, MD; Joseph M. Heyman, MD; J. Edward Hill, MD; Ardis D. Hoven, MD; Edward L. Langston, MD; Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD; Robert R. McMillan; Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD; Rebecca J. Patchin, MD; William G. Plested III, MD; J. James Rohack, MD; Steven J. Stack, MD; Robert M. Wah, MD; Cecil B. Wilson, MD (chair)

Frank F. Davidoff, MD (chair); Kathleen Case; Jordan J. Cohen, MD; Harvey V. Fineberg, MD; Robert A. Musacchio, PhD; Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD; Vivian W. Pinn, MD

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