Press Releases: Southern California
January 31, 2013
San Diego Physician Named Editor-In-Chief of New Medical Journal
New journal highlights clinical research and care for patients with allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Medical professionals who care for patients with allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders now have access to The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, a new peer-reviewed publication. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology announced today the launch of JACI: In Practice, a journal devoted to presenting the best clinical research and practical management recommendations in allergy/immunology.
Michael Schatz, MD, a past president of the AAAAI, is editor-in-chief of this new journal. Dr. Schatz is a current member and former chief of the Department of Allergy at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. He is also a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.
An official AAAAI publication, JACI: In Practice brings timely clinical papers, instructive case reports, and the latest management recommendations to clinical allergists, pediatricians, dermatologists, internists and other physicians concerned with clinical manifestations of allergies in their practice. The inaugural issue of JACI: In Practice is currently available open access:
The latest research summaries from JACI: In Practice are available from the AAAAI website:
“JACI: In Practice covers the spectrum of diseases treated by the allergist/immunologist, with an emphasis on information that is practical for clinicians,” said Dr. Schatz. This information can be used in everyday practice or help in acquiring the latest knowledge or skills that can be directly applied to patient care.”
Joining Dr. Schatz in this endeavor are Deputy Editor Robert Zeiger, MD, PhD, and Associate Editor Scott Sicherer, MD. Dr. Zeiger is director of allergy research at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, and also a clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Sicherer is assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Division of Allergy/Immunology in New York.
The AAAAI represents allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases. Established in 1943, the AAAAI has nearly 6,700 members in the United States, Canada and 60 other countries. The AAAAI’s Find an Allergist/Immunologist service is a trusted resource to help you find a specialist close to home.
About Kaiser Permanente:
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente began serving San Diego in 1967, and currently provides care for more than 515,000 members throughout the county. Over 7,700 staff and more than 1,100 physicians care for our members at 24 medical facilities; Kaiser Permanente’s San Diego Medical Center, which has 414 licensed beds and a 78 bed Emergency Department; and Palomar Medical Center, our plan hospital in North County. To learn more, visit kp.org/sandiego.