News in Brief
By Editorial Staff
New Peer-Reviewed Journal Focuses on Biopharmaceuticals
A new peer-reviewed journal, Biopharmaceuticals, will launch next year, with a first issue set for early 2011. Landes Bioscience, which made the announcement in August, states that the new journal is "the first peer-reviewed periodical solely concerned with biopharmaceuticals, the most complex of all commercial products."
According to Ronald Rader, editor in chief, "Biopharmaceuticals is designed to serve the information needs of those involved with biopharmaceutical research, development, regulation, technology transfer and marketing. Articles will go beyond reporting laboratory findings and include discussions of the relevance of new scientific findings, technologies, regulations, patents, products and marketing trends. This includes reviews, reports, commentaries and case studies in diverse areas, including the nature and characterization of biopharmaceuticals, agent discovery and design, issues in product development, financing, clinical testing, regulatory approvals, patents and licensing, manufacturing, technology and market assessments and projections, scientific controversies and politics."
Articles are now being accepted for review and publication, with no page or other publication charges in 2011. Individual online subscriptions will also be free throughout 2011. Volunteers are also needed to serve on the editorial board and host topical sections. To learn more, visit www.landesbioscience.com/jour nals/biopharma or e-mail .
Dr. Clum Concludes Longtime WFC Executive Council Service
Dr. Gerard Clum, president of Life Chiropractic College West and a former president of the World Federation of Chiropractic, recently concluded 10 years of service on the WFC Executive Council. During his tenure, Dr. Clum served as secretary-treasurer, second vice president and president. With the election of Dr. J. Michael Flynn as WFC president earlier this year, Dr. Clum wrapped up his service as past president.
"It was a privilege to serve on the executive committee during a very dynamic time of growth and impact of the World Federation of Chiropractic," said Dr. Clum.
Metagenics Chief Science Officer Honored by Natural Products Association
Dr. Jeffrey Bland was honored with the President's Award, the Natural Product Association's top honor, at the NPA national convention in June. Dr. Bland received the award for his "extensive service to the natural products industry and commitment to natural medical care and education." The NPA selection committee also praised Dr. Bland's "passion in his professional life that sets a standard of behavior for the treatment of others within the industry."
Co-founder of Bastyr University and founder of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Dr. Bland's background is in nutritional genomics, nutritional biochemistry and applied clinical nutrition. He is the author of nine books and the principal author of more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles.
"Selecting Dr. Bland for our President's Award was an easy choice," said Pat Sardell, NPA president. "He has dedicated so much of his career and energies to a pursuit that has benefited both the public and our industry.
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