Internal Medicine 1523 - Internal Medicine Alert - Dec 15, 2011

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Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Associate Editors
Allan J. Wilke, MD, MA
Professor, Department of Introduction to Clinical Medicine
Ross University School of Medicine
Commonwealth of Dominica

Joseph Varon, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Acute and Continuing Care
University of Texas Health Science Center
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University Texas Medical Branch

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

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

Frank W. Ling, MD
Clinical Professor, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine / Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN

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


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Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert's editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, serves on the advisory board for Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, Sunovion, and Teva; he serves on the speakers bureau of Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly, Kowa, Novo Nordisk, and Teva. Associate editors Allan J. Wilke, MD, MA, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and James Chan, PharmD, PhD, author Frank W. Ling, MD, peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD; executive editor Leslie Coplin; and managing editor Neill Kimball report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Associate editor Joseph Varon, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, receives grant/research support from Baxter and EKR, is a retained consultant for Baxter, and serves on the speakers bureaus for Baxter, EKR, and The Medicines Company. Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is an advisor for Endo, Kowa, Pricara, and Takeda. Ken Grauer, MD is the sole proprietor of KG-EKG Press, and publisher of an ECG pocket brain book.

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