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Editorial introductions

Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine: November 2006 - Volume 12 - Issue 6 - p vi
doi: 10.1097/01.mcp.0000247482.60729.cd
Editorial introductions
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Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine was launched in 1995. 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 pulmonary medicine is divided into nine 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 Journal's Section Editors for this issue.

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Section Editors

Rajiv Dhand

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Rajiv Dhand received his MBBS degree from the Medical College of Amritsar, and went on to earn his MD in Internal Medicine from the Postgraduate Institute in Chandigarh, India. Following this, he did Pulmonary Fellowships at the University of Washington-Seattle, and the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago in Maywood, Illinois. He then served on the faculty in the Department of Medicine at the Stritch School from 1993 through 2001. From there, Dr Dhand transferred to the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he is currently Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Director of the MNSICU at the University Hospital, and Director of the Respiratory Therapy Program for the University Health Care System.

Dr Dhand is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Physicians and the American Association of Respiratory Care. He holds memberships in the American Thoracic Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, among others. From 2002 through 2005, he served as the Vice President of the Missouri Thoracic Society. He is listed in Who's Who in America and America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals.

Dr Dhand has also served on the editorial boards of several professional journals, including Chest, the Journal of Aerosol Medicine, Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Respiratory Care. He is best known for his work with aerosols. During the course of his career, Dr Dhand has published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as many editorials and book chapters. He has been Section Editor of the Sleep and Neurobiology issue of Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine for the past four years.

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Bruce C. Marshall

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Bruce C. Marshall, MD earned his BA at Johns Hopkins University, and his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He did internal medicine housestaff training at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester and a pulmonary fellowship at the Boston University School of Medicine. He was a faculty member at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program Director at that institution from 1988 to 2002. His research interests center around CF related epidemiologic and clinical research. In 2002, Dr Marshall joined the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland where he is currently Vice President of Clinical Affairs. Dr Marshall oversees the Foundation's care center network, the patient registry and the quality improvement initiative. Dr Marshall also holds the appointment of Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

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