Internal Medicine 1121 - Internal Medicine Alert - Nov 15, 2007

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Executive Editor
Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Associate Editors
Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Director, Sleep Disorders Center
Samaritan Hospital, Lexington

Joseph Varon, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM
Clinical Professor of Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston; Professor of Acute and Continuing Care
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Mary Elina Ferris, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Southern California

William T. Elliott, MD, FACP
Chair, Formulary Committee
Northern California Kaiser Permanente
Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Francisco

James Chan, PharmD, PhD
Pharmacy Quality and Outcomes Manager
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida

Ken Grauer, MD
Professor, Assistant Director
Family Practice Residency
Program, University of Florida

Peer Reviewer
Gerald Roberts, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY

Alan Z. Segal, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Weill-Cornell Medical College
Attending Neurologist
NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital


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Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert's editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, is a consultant for Abbott, Amylin, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Endo, Novartis, and Novo Nordisk. Author Alan Z. Segal, MD is on the speaker's bureau for Borhringer-Ingelheim. Associate editors Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH, Joseph Varon, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, Mary Elina Ferris, MD, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and James Chan, PharmD, PhD and peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, report no financial relationships to this field of study. Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline and is on the speaker's bureau of GlaxoSmithKline, 3M, Wyeth-Ayerst, Pfizer, Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Jones Pharma, and Boehringer Ingelheim. Associate editor Ken Grauer, MD is the sole proprietor of KG-EKG Press, and publisher of an ECG pocket brain book.

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