Former US assistant surgeon general to edit BMJ USA

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1418
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    Dr Douglas Kamerow (above left), a former assistant surgeon general in the US Public Health Service, is to become the new editor of the BMJ USA, the BMJ ‘s sister publication in the United States, from 1 July.

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    Its present editor, Dr Steven Woolf (above right), who is professor of family practice and preventive and community medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, and who has edited the journal since last September, will become the BMJ ‘s North American editor.

    Dr Kamerow, who worked for the Public Health Service from 1979 to 2001, led programmes in health policy, public health, and clinical medicine. As director of the Center for Practice and Technology Assessment, at the Agency for Health-care Research and Quality, he developed and led a national initiative to improve the quality of health care through the development and implementation of evidence based tools and research.

    In 2001 he joined RTI International, an independent, nonprofit corporation that conducts research in the fields of health, the environment, and economic and social development, as its chief scientist for health and social and economics research.

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