Dr. Robert Means chosen for prestigious editorial assignment

Dr. Robert Means

JOHNSON CITY (Aug. 28, 2015) – Dr. Robert Means Jr., dean of Medicine at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine, has been appointed deputy editor of the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Means’ appointment carries a term of three years. He has served as associate editor for the past 17 years.

The Journal of Investigative Medicine is the official publication of the American Federation for Medical Research. It publishes original manuscripts detailing the results of high-quality clinical and translational research, as well as scholarly reviews related to the research mission of the federation.

“Dr. Means has long been focused on the development of trainees and junior faculty in the advancement of medical research,” said Dr. Michael McPhaul, the journal’s editor-in-chief. “He has given unselfishly to support this focus. His contributions have been numerous and made him an obvious choice to serve as deputy editor. We are fortunate to have a colleague with Bob's qualifications on the editorial board.”

Means’ role with the journal will include overseeing manuscript review and assigning reviewers for potential journal articles, as well as making recommendations on which of those articles should be included in the publication.

Means came to ETSU from the University of Kentucky, where he served as executive dean and professor of Internal Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine and hematology. He earned an M.D. degree from Vanderbilt University and completed an internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine before returning to Vanderbilt for a hematology fellowship.

Means is himself the author of more than 120 original scientific reports, invited commentaries or editorials, review articles and book chapters. He is an editor of the 12th and 13th editions of Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology and of a forthcoming textbook on nutritional anemia.

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