Current Opinion in Lipidology was launched in 1990. It is part of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of lipidology is divided into six sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editor for this issue.
Ernst J. Schaefer
Ernst J. Schaefer is a distinguished university professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, USA and a senior scientist at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, as well as the director of the Lipid Metabolism Laboratory and Heart Disease Prevention Program and Clinic. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Boston Heart Diagnostics, Framingham, MA. Dr Schaefer studied at Harvard College, USA, Dartmouth Medical School, USA, and received his MD degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA. After completing his medical residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, USA, he completed an endocrinology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health where he also served as a senior investigator and head of the clinical service of the Molecular Disease Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of NIH.
Dr Schaefer served on the first and second Adult Treatment Panels of the National Cholesterol Education Program in the US, as well as the NIH Nutrition Study Section, and chaired the NIH Metabolism Study Section. He served as the US editor of the journal Atherosclerosis between 1997 and 2007, and was the chairman of the 15th International Symposium on Atherosclerosis in 2009. He is the author of over 500 publications and several books. For his research on lipoprotein metabolism and cardiovascular disease prevention, he has received the JD Lane Award from the US Public Health Service, the Irving Page Young Investigator Award and the George Lyman Duff Memorial Lecture Award from the American Heart Association, the Saul Horowitz Research Award from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the McCollum Award from the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, an honorary doctorate from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina,and a distinguished faculty award and the Robert M. Russell Scientific Achievement Award from Tufts University.