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September 2021 - Volume 209 - Issue 9

  • John A. Talbott, MD
  • 0022-3018
  • 1539-736X
  • 12 issues / year
  • Clinical Neurology 155/208, Psychiatry 116/156
  • 2.254

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease seeks Diversity Editorial Fellows. Applicants should have: an MD or PhD degree, at least two years of psychiatry and neurology training with research activity, completed clinical specialty training, an interest in diversity, equity and inclusion and hold faculty positions at the instructor or assistant professor level or other junior faculty level equivalent. Candidates who have published peer-reviewed papers, have strong knowledge of psychiatry and neurology science, and a record of commitment to and achievement in academic medicine are encouraged to apply. For more information on this opportunity, please click on this link. To apply, please submit your CV and one-page letter describing your interest and how your skills, experience and interests match the requirements to [email protected]. Candidates invited for an interview will be asked to disclose conflicts of interest. 

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Occasionally one runs up across a title in the NEJM or JAMA that snaps your head back.  “Wha?” you say.  But it’s the rare individual that can keep pitching intriguing titles time after time and force not only your attention but your finger looking up their meaning.
But Joel Yager is one such. Just look at a string of pieces of his titles of articles in this journal:

“Suffering in Patients”  
“Infective Messages” 
"Trans-Syndromal Prototypes”
“When the victim bears responsibility for the trauma" 
"Missing in plain sight?" 

Disclosure: Joel is a friend and colleague for about 50 years and I suspect that one of the reasons he is so beloved by his students is this ability to label things with erudition and whimsy.  Does it influence my judgment in choosing his manuscripts? I suppose an ittybitty part after the referees have spoken, but in fact, his witty titles are part and parcel of his intellectual package of writing.
Keep it up Joel, the best is yet to come.​


John A. Talbott, MD 

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