February 12, 2002

UCSD Pediatrician Named As An Editor To New Medical Journal

Martin Stein, M.D., UCSD School of Medicine professor of pediatrics, has been named an associate editor of the just-launched Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (JWPAM), produced by The Massachusetts Medical Society (publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine).

The Massachusetts Medical Society announced today the launch of a new addition to the Journal Watch (www.jwatch.org) surveillance newsletter family. JWPAM surveys over 28 prominent medical journals each month to provide clinicians with concise summaries of current, clinically significant studies in the areas of pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Expert commentary by JWPAM’s physician-editors accompanies each summary and helps to put the research into context.

Dr. Stein will serve JWPAM as an expert in developmental and behavioral medicine. In 1975, Dr. Stein became the first general full-time pediatrician to join the faculty at UCSD School of Medicine. He developed and implemented the division of primary care pediatrics. In his teaching of students and residents, he incorporated the fundamentals of child development into the teaching of general pediatrics, which eventually led to the book “Encounters With Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development.” Additionally, Dr. Stein served as collaborator and consultant for the latest edition of Dr. Spock's "Baby and Child Care."

“I am honored to be an associate editor of Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine,” Dr. Stein said. “In the area of developmental and behavioral pediatrics, I will focus on research articles that emphasize early recognition and effective interventions in children and adolescents with developmental delays, behavioral problems, educational underachievement, and significant family conflicts.”

JWPAM will also present two regular features: “Guidelines Watch,” a discussion of clinical guidelines and evidence-based recommendations for clinical care authored by Howard Bauchner, MD, Director of General Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, and “General Watch,” which will include summaries related to pediatric and adolescent medicine from Journal Watch editions in other fields.

JWPAM will be published ten times a year. Each edition will be written by physician-editors who will summarize the most clinically-relevant research in pediatrics and adolescent medicine appearing in the medical literature. The summaries are derived from a close reading of the original research, strenuous fact-checking and clear, concise editing. Each physician-editor on JWPAM’s board is responsible for his/her area of specialty as it relates to pediatric and adolescent medicine.

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The JWPAM board is led by Editor-in-Chief F. Bruder Stapleton, MD, Ford/Morgan Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Pediatrician-in-Chief of the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center of Seattle, and board member of the American Board of Pediatrics.

JWPAM associate editors are: