Dr. Robertson Named Editor-in-Chief of JCEM

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Endocrine Society Names PNDRI’s Dr. Paul Robertson Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism


SEATTLE – April 18, 2014 - R. Paul Robertson, M.D., Principal Scientist of the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute (PNDRI), has been named editor-in-chief of the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

JCEM is the world's leading peer-reviewed journal for endocrine clinical research and cutting-edge clinical practice reviews. The highly cited journal provides in-depth coverage of new developments that contribute to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of endocrine and metabolic disorders.

“It is a huge honor to be chosen to lead such a prominent journal in the medical and scientific community,” Dr. Robertson said. “JCEM is internationally known for the strength of its clinical and translational research. I am eager to continue and build on the tradition of delivering groundbreaking and meaningful manuscripts to JCEM’s continually growing readership.”

Dr. Robertson joined PNDRI in 1997 as President, CEO, and Scientific Director and served in those capacities until 2009. During that time, he garnered many honors and awards. “This recent appointment is yet another reflection of Paul’s tremendous scientific contributions and thought leadership over the years,” said John Wecker, Ph.D., President and CEO of PNDRI.

Dr. Robertson will serve a five-year term as Editor-in-Chief beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

In addition to his work at the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute, Dr. Robertson is a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota and a professor of medicine and pharmacology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a past president of both the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Western Society for Clinical Investigation and was Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes, the lead research journal of the ADA. Robertson is actively investigating both basic science and clinical aspects of diabetes. He has published more than 350 articles and lectured around the world.