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Michael Thoennessen appointed new APS Editor-in-Chief
- 23 Jun 2017

Nuclear physicist Michael Thoennessen has been selected to become APS Editor in Chief at the end of August 2017. Currently an Associate Director of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) in Lansing, Michigan, and University Distinguished Professor of Physics at MSU, he was appointed following a vote of the APS Board of Directors on June 16.

Thoennessen joined the MSU physics faculty in 1990 and was named an Associate Director of the FRIB project in 2015. FRIB is a $730 million user facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy for nuclear science and is slated for completion in 2020. From 2004 to 2016, he was Supervisory Editor of the journal Nuclear Physics A.

Thoennessen will succeed Pierre Meystre as Editor in Chief. Meystre, named to the position in 2016, announced his resignation earlier this year in a message to APS staff. Meystre will continue as Editor in Chief until the end of August, when Thoennessen steps in.

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BMJ appoints Carl Heneghan as new Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine
- 21 Jun 2017

Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has announced Carl Heneghan as the new Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

Carl Heneghan is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) at Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. CEBM is dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high quality EBM and making EBM accessible to a wide range of healthcare professionals.

Carl is a clinical epidemiologist and a world-leading expert in EBM and research methods. He has extensive experience in systematic reviews and quantitative methodologies on both communicable and non-communicable diseases. He has also led ground-breaking work, which notably includes the Tamiflu systematic reviews, as well as investigations into the evidence base for drug and device regulation, advising governments and influencing policy. An accomplished academic, investigator, teacher, and author, all his work focuses on changing healthcare for the better.

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine publishes original evidence based research, insights and opinions on what matters for healthcare. The journal focuses on the tools, methods, and concepts that are basic and central to practising evidence-based medicine. It is one of 60 specialist journals published by BMJ.

Carl Heneghan will take over as Editor-in-Chief from Richard Saitz from June 21, 2017.

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Clarivate Analytics names Julia Mair as Chief Marketing Officer
- 21 Jun 2017

Clarivate Analytics, the global provider of trusted insights and analytics that accelerate the pace of innovation, has announced that Julia Mair has joined the company as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Mair brings to the company deep expertise in creating and executing high-impact global marketing strategies. With her customer-first philosophy, Mair has spent her career building global businesses through data-driven, technology-enabled marketing and sales strategies - from content marketing and strategic segmentation to customer experience optimization. She will be based in the Philadelphia office and be a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

As a newly independent, global company, Clarivate is focused on investing aggressively to enhance its existing solutions and developing new ones, while embracing an entrepreneurial culture. Great company culture is something Mair embraces, having previously led multiple cultural transformation activities focused on values, aspirational culture and employee branding.

Prior to joining Clarivate Analytics, Mair was CMO at Sterling Talent Solutions, and was instrumental in successfully rebranding the company, transforming all aspects of marketing, including digital and social, demand generation and client loyalty and retention programs. Prior to this, she was VP, Consumer Marketing&Circulation at The Wall Street Journal, and led acquisition and activation programs across multiple markets. Mair also held marketing roles at information services organisations including FACTIVA, Dow Jones and LexisNexis.

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BMJ announces Josef Smolen as Editor of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
- 15 Jun 2017

Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has announced Josef Smolen as the new editor of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD). ARD is the top ranked journal in the field of rheumatology with an impact factor of 12.811.

Josef Smolen is Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology and Department of Medicine at the University of Vienna, as well as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Hietzing Hospital, Vienna.

An accomplished author of several hundred original publications and lead investigator of many clinical trials, his scientific interests cover basic and translational research, outcomes and epidemiologic research, as well as novel therapies in rheumatic diseases.

Smolen has also served as President of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and the Austrian Rheumatology and Immunology Societies.

Smolen will take over as editor from Tore K Kvien from September 1, 2017. ARD is the official journal of EULAR reflecting the whole field of rheumatology. The journal has been co-owned by EULAR and BMJ for the past 18 years.

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EBSCO Information Services appoints John McDonald as Director, Product Management
- 15 Jun 2017

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has expanded its Analytics and Assessment team, hiring John McDonald as Director of Product Management. In the new role, McDonald will work with libraries to provide advanced decision-making support and intelligence.

McDonald has a strong background in academic services and library management, spanning more than 18 years. Most recently, he served as Associate Dean for Collections at the University of Southern California Libraries. Prior positions include Chief Information Officer and Library Director at Claremont Colleges. Prior to joining Claremont, he was the Acquisitions Librarian at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). During his tenure at CalTech, he was a key team member responsible for developing and implementing the first OpenURL resolver system in an academic research library.

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