05/21/2009

WVU researcher to edit medical journal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Jefferson C. Frisbee, Ph.D., of the West Virginia University School of Medicine, has been selected editor-in-chief of Microcirculation, a scientific journal with a worldwide audience among biomedical researchers.
Frisbee is an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and a researcher in WVU’s Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Research. His five-year term as editor-in-chief begins with the journal’s first issue in 2010 and continues through the end of 2014.

Microcirculation, published eight times a year, is the official journal for the Microcirculatory Society, whose members across the world study the function of the smallest blood vessels in humans and animals. Understanding microcirculation is crucial to the development of new means to diagnose and treat heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and many other widespread ailments.
 

In addition, Robert Brock, Ph.D., and Matthew Boegehold, Ph.D., from the Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Research will serve on the editorial board for the journal.


“This is an excellent opportunity for the Center,” Frisbee said. “It represents strong external recognition for not only the leadership and vision demonstrated by Matt Boegehold as director, but also the caliber of the research environment that has developed in the Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Research.”

Frisbee will be assisted in producing the journal by seven associate editors from universities in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The group plans to expand the range of scientific issues it covers.


“While the journal has a strong history of publishing basic science research relevant to microvascular behavior, one of our main goals in the coming five-year period is to broaden the scope of the journal to include additional emphases on clinical and population health research relevant to microvascular outcomes.”


For information on the Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Research see http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/ccrs/index.asp.
 

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
ab:05-21-09

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