Singing Praises, Naming Names


Being a peer-reviewed journal, Federal Practitioner relies on the dedicated efforts of a great number of unsung (and uncompensated) people, and we would like to recognize these efforts. This journal exists because of the large body of federal health care providers who devote their time and energy to sharing best practices, case studies, literature reviews, and original research. An even larger number of men and women review the many submissions, check the research, and provide essential feedback to our authors. By design, this army of reviewers remains anonymous, but that does not diminish their importance.

Although it would be impossible to adequately thank our reviewers, authors, and other contributors, sufficiently, we are trying. We are delighted to induct some of the most engaged members of the Federal Practitioner community to the Editorial Advisory Association (EAA). The EAA helps guide the journal to ensure it remains focused on the essential issues that confront federal health care providers. Federal Practitioner strives for continuous improvement and is focused on enhancing the breadth, depth, and quality of the online and print content. The EAA plays an important role in that process, and we thank all the current EAA and new members for their guidance.

New EAA Members

Susanne G. Barnett, PharmD, BCPS, has directed the Pharmacy Notes column for Federal Practitioner since 2015. Dr. Barnett is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacist at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. She has focused on antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases.

Anthony Breu, MD, conceived and directs the VA Boston Medical Forum series. The series highlights unique case studies and the important role the VA plays in graduate medical education. Dr. Breu is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the director of resident education at the VA Boston Healthcare System.

Maggie Chartier, PsyD, MPH, has authored multiple articles for Federal Practitioner and provided guidance and direction for the 2017 and (forthcoming) 2018 editions of the public pathogens/infectious diseases special issues. Dr. Chartier is the deputy director for the HIV, Hepatitis, and Related Conditions Program in the VHA Office of Specialty Care Services and an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

Marcia Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, has been a highly active author and peer reviewer. Dr. Johnson has been a nurse practitioner at the VA for 18 years, and currently provides primary care at the Clermont CBOC in Florida. She previously served as the hepatitis C research coordinator at Philadelphia VAMC and practiced at the Orlando VAMC spinal cord injury clinic.

William Rodríguez-Cintrón, MD, is another active peer reviewer and a prolific contributor. Dr. Rodríguez-Cintrón is chief of the pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine departments at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System in Puerto Rico.

Col. (Ret) Mona Pearl Treyball, PhD, MS, RN, USAF, also has been a dedicated peer reviewer. Col. Treyball is professor and specialty director of the Veteran and Military Care Academic Programs at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, which trains health care providers to address the unique needs of both veteran and active-duty populations.

Federal Practitioner would like to thank all of the current and new members of the EAA for their continued support. All of the journal’s successes are built on their dedication and commitment. Federal Practitioner encourages all the members of the federal health care community to become more involved, whether as a peer reviewer, author, or by responding to our content in print, online, or via social media. Your feedback and involvement makes this journal better.

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