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Sep 03, 2010

Newest JOP Editorial Board Members

September 2010: Five new members joined the Journal of Oncology Practice’s editorial board this past quarter. Each will be serving a three-year term in a general capacity.

Ben Ebrahimi, MD, Pomona, CA
An ASCO member for nine years, Dr. Ebrahimi is the Director of Clinical Research at the Wilshire Oncology Medical Group, where he guides the development of new and promising therapies to patients with various cancers. In addition to his general oncology and hematology practice, he specializes in gastrointestinal and hematologic malignancies.

Dr. Ebrahimi attended Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and completed oncology and hematology fellowships at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, also in Houston.

Russell J. Hoverman, MD, PhD, Dallas, TX
Dr. Hoverman specializes in hematology and medical oncology. He serves as the Vice President of Managed Care for Texas Oncology and is the Medical Director of Managed Care and Disease Management for US Oncology. He oversees the Texas Oncology Quality and Peer Review programs and participates in collaborative initiatives with managed care payers.

Dr. Hoverman received his medical degree from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Albany Hospital, Albany, New York, and his residency in internal medicine at Baylor Affiliated hospitals in Houston, Texas, where he served as Chief Resident in Medicine. Dr. Hoverman received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas.

Dr. Hoverman has been an ASCO member for 11 years.

Anupama Kurup, MD, Portland, OR
An ASCO member for six years, Dr. Kurup is a medical oncologist at Providence Cancer Center. She received both her bachelor of science and medical degree from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. She completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology/oncology at Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana. Her areas of interest include breast cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. 

Lee N. Newcomer, PhD, Edina, MN
Lee N. Newcomer, MD, MHA, is the Senior Vice President at UnitedHealthcare with strategic responsibility for oncology, genetics, and women’s health. He is a board certified medical oncologist; he practiced medical oncology for nine years in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Minneapolis, Minnesota (Park Nicollet Clinic).

Dr. Newcomer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University, a medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Nebraska Hospital and completed fellowships in medical oncology and administrative medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, respectively.

Dr. Newcomer has been an ASCO member for 27 years.

Kevin Olson, MD, Portland, OR
Dr. Olson is a hematologist and medical oncologist at Northwest Cancer Specialists. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, where he also performed his hematology/oncology residency. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.

JCO and JOP Author Alerts

The Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) recently updated its minimum criteria for authorship. In addition to approving the final version of a submitted manuscript, all authors are now required to have participated in the writing of a manuscript as well. This change can be seen in the “Author Contributions” section of newly submitted papers that are accepted and published.

The Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) launched a new electronic tracking system at http://jop.msubmit.net/ allowing authors to submit directly online. The tracking system not only provides convenience for authors, but helps to streamline and expedite the entire review process. Authors using the system for the first time will need to create an account using the “New Users” link near the bottom of the homepage, and then follow the links to submit their work.

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