AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine announced the appointment of new JAMDA Editors in Chief: Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD. Drs. Sloane and Zimmerman will succeed retiring Editor in Chief John E. Morley, MB, BCh.
Dr. Sloane is the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Sloane’s impressive and varied career has included service in settings including nursing homes, dementia care units, group homes for persons with disability, hospitals, PACE [Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly] programs, office practices, emergency departments, and more. He has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and has coauthored two popular text books.
“I have always admired the Society for its focus on clinical care of frail, vulnerable older persons,” said Dr. Sloane. “I look forward to helping JAMDA further advance its mission.”
Dr. Zimmerman is a University Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean, and Director of Aging Research, School of Social Work, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Zimmerman is past chair of the Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section of the Gerontological Society of America, has published more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, and is the national leader in assisted living research; in 2016, she was recognized as the nation’s top-ranked social work scholar in the field of aging.
“Moving forward, we’ll encourage submissions in an even broader array of long-term care services and supports, and with clear practice and policy relevance,”said Dr. Zimmerman.
“The search committee chose Drs. Sloane and Zimmerman for their extensive experience and knowledge in the varied settings of post-acute and long-term care, their proven track records as mentors and published authors, and their vision for the future of JAMDA,” said Society Executive Director Christopher Laxton, CAE.