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Panacek Named New Associate Editor

Edward A. Panacek, MD MPH FAAEM, has been named the second of two AAEM Associate Editors to The Journal of Emergency Medicine (JEM). Dr. Panacek will join Raymond Roberge, MD FAAEM, in reviewing articles and contributing editorial material in AAEM's official journal. Dr. Panacek is filling the position previously held by Jonathan Adler, MD FAAEM.

Dr. Panacek is a professor of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency Director at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Panacek brings extensive academic and editorial experience to the JEM Associate Editor position. He has actively reviewed manuscripts for JEM for the past several years. In addition, he currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine, the official journal of SAEM. Dr. Panacek is a member of the Editorial Board of the Air Medical Journal and has served as an invited reviewer for a number of journals including CHEST, JAMA, Archives of Internal Medicine, Western Journal of Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Panacek has been an enthusiastic supporter of AAEM since its inception. As a founding member of the organization, he has been a strong advocate for AAEM at multiple levels. In his letter of application, he notes that his "was the first Residency Program to invite (AAEM founder) Jim Keaney, MD, as a visiting lecturer and we also offered to give Jim a faculty appointment at that time."

Dr. Panacek was selected from a group of nine very qualified applicants. "The large number of excellent candidates is a strong indicator of our continued maturation as an organization," said AAEM President Robert McNamara, MD FAAEM. "Ed Panacek has long been a major player in academic Emergency Medicine and AAEM should be proud of the fact that it will be able to provide the Journal of Emergency Medicine with such talent from its own membership."

AAEM members are encouraged to submit material, both scientific and non-scientific, for publication in JEM. Submissions for review by our associate editors can be sent to AAEM, 555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823, Fax: (414) 276-3349, E-mail: info@aaem.org.

Editor's Note: AAEM wishes to thank Jonathan Adler, MD FAAEM, for his significant contributions as JEM Associate Editor.