Current Opinion in Pediatrics was launched in 1989. It is one 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 pediatrics is divided into 18 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. In addition to this, Hank Bernstein also invites a prominent authority in the field of Office Pediatrics to write on the subject for each issue. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.
Sara F Forman
Dr Sara Forman graduated from Barnard College and Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston. She is currently at Children's Hospital Boston, where she serves as Director of the Adolescent Outpatient Eating Disorders Program and Director of Medical Student and Resident Teaching for the Division of Adolescent Medicine. Dr Forman has presented at many conferences about providing primary care to teens and eating disorders. As part of her clinical and administrative roles at Children's Hospital Boston, Dr Forman teaches medical students and residents and coordinates the Adolescent Medicine rotation at CHB. Dr Forman sees primary care adolescent patients in the Adolescent Clinic at CHB, at Bentley College, and at The Germaine Lawrence School, a residential school for emotionally disturbed teenage girls.
Elizabeth R Woods
Dr Woods is a graduate of Princeton University, where she graduated magna cum laude and a member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Society, and Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her Pediatric residency and fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston. She is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Chief, Director of the Children's Hospital, Boston's Community Asthma Initiative and the Boston HAPPENS (HIV Adolescent Provider and Peer Education Network of Services) Program, and Director of Quality Improvement for the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine. In addition, she is the evaluator for the Young Parents Program at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr Woods has authored over 62 original articles, and 16 reviews and chapters in the areas of health services research, program evaluation, quality improvement, STD screening, adolescent risk behaviors, teen pregnancy, and HIV services and care. Dr Woods is the Director of Research for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB) Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Project. She is an adolescent expert for the Infant Health and Development Project (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded) and for the Boston Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (NIAID funded), as well as a member of the Adolescent Research Advisory Committee for the national Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group. She has received funding from Special Projects of National Significance, Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA), National Institute of Mental Health, Deborah Monroe Noonan Foundation, Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs' Young Parents Program, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Tobacco Program, AIDS Bureau, and MassCARE Project.
Albert C Yan
Dr Yan is Director of Pediatric Dermatology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Princeton University with an AB degree in Philosophy, and then received his MD degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Following completion of his pediatrics residency training at the Children's Hospital and Medical Center (Seattle) and the University of Washington, he returned to Philadelphia to complete his dermatology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has held academic and clinical appointments in departments of pediatrics and dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine, and the Lahey Clinic. In 2001, Dr Yan joined the pediatrics and dermatology faculty at CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr Yan has written numerous articles on topics in pediatric dermatology, has lectured nationally and internationally, and is an active member of several editorial boards. His special interests include: atopic dermatitis, acne, neonatal dermatology, cutaneous vascular anomalies, and residency education.
Allen W Root
Dr Root is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth and Harvard Medical Schools. After an internship at Strong Memorial Hospital, he completed residency training in pediatrics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has served on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Temple University College of Medicine. Since 1973 he has been Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr Root has been chairman of the Sub-board of Pediatric Endocrinology of the American Board of Pediatrics and President of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society. He is the author/co-author of more than 250 scientific publications.