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Second AAEM Associate Editor Named

Second AAEM Associate Editor Named

Raymond J. Roberge, MD MPH FAAEM, has been named an Associate Editor to The Journal of Emergency Medicine, the second AAEM member so named by the AAEM Board of Directors. Dr. Roberge will join Jonathan N. Adler, MD FAAEM, in reviewing articles and contributing editorial material for publication in AAEM's official journal.

Dr. Roberge is Vice Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the affiliated Emergency Medicine residency program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, both in Pittsburgh, PA. He has been a fellow and full voting member of AAEM since 1995 and currently serves as chair of AAEM's membership committee.

Dr. Roberge views this to be a critical time in the relationship between AAEM and JEM, and the availability of a second Associate Editor position for AAEM as an important milestone. In his letter of application, he said, "This will not be a position directed solely at evaluation of articles submitted to JEM by authors, but, rather, a platform of sorts for the distribution, dissemination, and discussion of ideas and concepts which impact our specialty and define our organization's goals."

Dr. Roberge was selected from a pool of 22 very qualified applicants. "We want to thank everyone who applied for the position," AAEM president Robert McNamara, MD FAAEM, said. "The number and quality of the applicants is a true sign of our continued growth and impact on the specialty. Any one of them would have made a fine selection, and we wish to encourage them to continue their participation in AAEM activities."

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, Email: info@aaem.org.