The American Academy of Ophthalmology has announced the appointment of Dr. Emily Chew as Editor-in-Chief of Ophthalmology Science, the fourth and newest addition to the Academy’s Ophthalmology® family of journals. Dr. Chew is a medical retina specialist and editor, with extensive experience in the design and implementation of clinical trials.
Ophthalmology is the most widely read clinical publication within the medical specialty of eye care. Ophthalmology Science was announced earlier in 2020 as the Academy’s first open access journal. The first issue is expected to publish in early 2021. In her new role, Dr. Chew will oversee all journal activities, including the recruitment and management of editorial staff, the peer review process, and ensuring overall quality of scientific content for publication.
Dr. Chew currently serves as the director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications (DECA) and the chief of Clinical Trials Branch at the National Eye Institute (NEI). She is particularly passionate about phase 1 and 2 clinical trials, a large focus of the new journal. Dr. Chew has also served on the editorial boards of Ophthalmology Retina, Retina, and Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science.
More information about the publication can be found at www.ophthalmologyscience.org.
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