Professional Media briefs: August 2013

Timothy Cote
Timothy Cote

Scientific Communications Group launched the online Journal of Rare Dis­orders. The publisher said in a statement that the publication is the first US journal dedicated to rare diseases. SCG expects patient advocates, pharmaceutical companies and HCPs to be among its readers. Former director of the Office of Orphan Drug Development Timothy Cote and Ian Phillips of the Keck Graduate Institute are co-editors.

Elsevier's Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation launched in June and focuses on payment reform, patient-centered innovation and process improvement. Deputy Assistant Director for Health at the Congressional Budget office Melinda Buntin and associate professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's medical school edited the quarterly journal's inaugural issue.

The American Medical Association reorganized its communications team, including the onboarding of now-former GolinHarris executive director Debbie Harvey, reports PRWeek. Justin DeJong has signed onto the team as VP for editorial and channel strategy, after a stint as PR director of the US Department of Agriculture.

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