The American Diabetes Association Announces New Editors for Diabetes Journal

June 17, 2011

The American Diabetes Association announces the appointment of K. Sreekumaran Nair, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and Foundation, as the Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes, the Association’s premier peer-reviewed research journal. Michael D. Jensen, MD, also of the Mayo Clinic and Foundation, and Jeffrey E. Pessin, PhD, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will join Dr. Nair as Senior Associate Editors.

The Association also announced the appointment of the following Associate Editors to the editorial team of Diabetes:

• E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, of the University of Utah

• Sharon G. Adler, MD, of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

• Peter J. Dyck, MD, of the Mayo Clinic

• Thomas W. Gardner, MD, MS, of Penn State Hershey Eye Center

• Laurie J. Goodyear, PhD, of Harvard Medical School

• Kathryn M. Haskins, PhD, of the University of Colorado Denver and National Jewish Health

• Gökhan Hotamisligil, MD, PhD, of the Harvard School of Public Health

• Braxton Mitchell, PhD, of the University of Maryland

• Robert A. Rizza, MD, of the Mayo Clinic

• James R. Sowers, MD, of the University of Missouri School of Medicine

• Lori Sussel, PhD, of Columbia University

• Nick Wareham, MD, of Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University 

The incoming editors will serve a three-year term for the 2012 to 2014 volume years, with an optional two-year extension.

As the incoming Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes, K. Sreekumaran Nair brings more than 30 years of professional and scholarly experience to the journal. Nair is currently professor of medicine and a consultant in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester. He is also the director of the Metabolomics Laboratory of the Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities, and he is recognized as a Distinguished Investigator at Mayo Clinic and with the distinction of an endowed professorship, the David H. Murdock-Dole Food Company Professorship.

Nair’s research program is supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and he started his independent research career with the American Diabetes Association’s Career Development grant.  Nair’s research interests include insulin resistance in relation to mitochondrial dysfunction, the impact of age-related muscle changes on insulin resistance, and the impact of altered protein homeostasis and post-translational modifications on diabetic complications. He has served as a reviewer or editorial board member for a number of journals, including Diabetes, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Cell Metabolism,  Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Nature Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A., and Science.

Nair and his editorial team will succeed Editor-in-Chief Peter C. Butler, MD, and his current editorial team, which was convened in July 2006 and will complete its term at the end of 2011:

• Mark Atkinson, PhD

• William Cefalu, MD

• Mark E. Cooper, MD, PhD

• Edward W. Kraegen, PhD

• James A. Levine, MD

• Braxton D. Mitchell, Jr., PhD

• Michael Nauck, MD

• Jill M. Norris, MPH, MD

• Jeffrey E. Pessin, PhD (incoming Senior Associate Editor)

• Karen Reue, PhD

• Christopher J. Rhodes, PhD

• Lynne E. Wagenknecht, DrPH

• Karol E. Watson, MD

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes,” said Nair, “and my colleagues and I look forward to contributing to its continued success in today’s rapidly changing scientific world.”

Diabetes, the flagship research publication of the American Diabetes Association, is the highest-ranked journal devoted exclusively to diabetes research. Diabetes publishes original research about the physiology and pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications. The journal is published 12 times a year and is received by American Diabetes Association Category I Professional Members.


About the American Diabetes Association

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