VOLUME 33 / NUMBER 1 / 2007
Publisher's Comments  

In my last Publisher's Comments, I referred to our Journal of Biocommunication, as being a visual "celebration" of the profession of biomedical communication. I do feel that any celebration contains a little retrospection and reflection on where one has been and the accomplishments thus far. We have, indeed, come a long way, and our JBC is a tribute to our individual societies and the rich legacy of biomedical communication. But similar to a school graduation, marriage, or other milestones that we observe, most celebrations have elements of anticipated new life, new beginnings, new opportunities, and perhaps new adventures yet ahead. Your Journal will embrace these new aspects and attempt to be a portal for your academic and professional interests. The Journal strives to be member-focused, and it is driven by great academic content from our respective memberships. Please consider submitting a paper to your Association Editor or the JBC Managing Editor.

I would like to again emphasize that our readers and subscribers continue to shape and mold the JBC. Our Journal is a true synthesis of the written articles, ideas, concepts, images, and other media from the consortium memberships (ABCD, AIMBI, AMI, BCA, and HeSCA). These five organizations continue to educate and empower their associations' members through the JBC, their annual exhibitions and salons, annual meetings, and workshops. Please continue to support (or reconnect with) your association.

Our massive 33-1 Gallery showcases the award-wining illustrations, photographic images, and graphic design pieces from The Institute of Medical Illustrators' 2006 competition. The Institute’s annual awards recognize excellence in clinical photography, illustration, and graphics.

Our JBC 33-1 features "Ophthalmic Imaging - an Overview and Current State of the Art, Part II" written by Timothy J. Bennett, CRA, FOPS. You may recall his earlier article in JBC 32-2 that discussed the history of ophthalmic photography, as well as the many different photographic methods and techniques that have been developed through the years.

Also featured is "The Use of a Common Animation Software to Create Animations in Support of the Development of a Prosthetic Arm" by Candece Seling. This article describes in detail the development of visual animations in support of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grant proposal.

The JBC Viewpoint is a personal reflection that chronicles my own analog-to-digital journey.

As usual, I wish to conclude my Publisher's Comments with an applicable quote. This quote is from the American storyteller and humorist Will Rogers. He often stated, "Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll soon get run over if you just sit there."

Don't be content with the status quo….   go make a difference.

Gary Schnitz, CMI, FAMI       
Chair, JBC Management Board


The JOURNAL OF BIOCOMMUNICATION (J.Biocommun) is indexed in Index Medicus, Current Index in Journals in Education, Biological Abstracts - RRM (Reports, Reviews, Meetings), Hospital Literature, Dental Abstracts and Middle East: Abstracts and Index. ISSN: US0094-2499.

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Direct editorial communications to respective association editors.
Managing Editor:
Joe Ogrodnick
Entomology, NYS Ag. Experiment Station
Communications Services, NYSAES
632 W. North Street
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 787-2324, fax (315) 787-2387

Association of Biomedical Communications Directors (ABCD) Editor: Manny Bekier
Biomedical Communications
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue
Box 18
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-7551, fax (718) 270-7549

Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Co-Editor: Gary Lees
The Johns Hopkins University, Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
1830 E. Monument, St. Suite 7000
Baltimore, MD 21093
(410) 955-3213

Australian Institute of Medical and Biological Illustration (AIMBI) Editor: Julie Murray
Medici Graphics
St. Vincent's Hospital
Victoria St. Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone (02) 8382 2168
Fax (02) 8382 2560

Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Co-Editor: Mark Lefkowitz
Biomedical Visuals
132 Oak Hill Dr.
Sharon, MA, 02067
(781) 784-5293

BioCommunications Association (BCA) Editor:
Mark Marzolf
Media Services
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Fairfax Road at Virginia Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(801) 536-3750

The Health and Sciences Communications Association (HeSCA) Editor: Lori Klein (HeSCA Editor)
Reference Department
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Phone 301-435-4891
Fax 301-402-1384

Calendar and Association News Editor: Gary Schnitz
The Indiana Hand Center
P.O. Box 80434
8501 Harcourt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46280-0434
(317) 471-4446, fax (317) 471-4404

Management Board: Gary Schnitz, Chairman (The Indiana Hand Center) Bob Turner (The Scripps Research Institute) Connie Johansen (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency) Gary Lees (The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine) Lee Potts (Merck Research Laboratories) Manny Bekier (SUNY Downstate Medical Center) Gillian Duncan (Graphica Medica) Julie Murray (Medici Graphics, NSW Australia

Webmaster: Michael Getz (Illumina Interactive, Boston, MA)

Editors: Each member association of The Journal of Biocommunication may select one Editor, whose responsibility it is to secure manuscript material and assure technical accuracy, validity, and usefulness of the Journal's content. Each Editor works with an Editorial Review Board selected by the sponsor association. Members of the Editorial Review Board critique and edit articles, and provide other editorial assistance, at the request of the Editor. The JBC accepts unsolicited materials for consideration. Unsolicited materials may be submitted to the Managing Editor or to any of the Association Editors for consideration. For more information, please see Contributors.

Editorial Review Board: Scott Barrows (Medical Art Associates) • Janis Brown (University of Southern California) • Susan G. Deihl (Virginia Commonwealth University) • Craig Gosling (Indiana University) • Christine Gralapp (Fairfax, Calif.) • Carol Asimow Gray (UCLA Medical Center) • Jamie Guth (World Health Organization) • Winifred Hamilton (Baylor College of Medicine) • Tom Hurtgen (Duke Clinical Research Institute) • Dale Kennedy (VA Medical Center - Albuquerque, New Mexico) • Lori J. Klein (National Library of Medicine) • Dale Knorr (Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Calif.) • Gregory Lucier (University of Calgary) • Patrick Lynch (Yale University) • Ken Michaels (National Cancer Institute) • Steven Moon (Ohio State University) • Darisse Paquette (Tufts-New England Medical Center) • Stephen Pendry (Mary Greeley Medical Center) • Michael Peres (Rochester Institute of Technology) • Sue Seif (Seif & Associates.) • Bobb Sleezer (Christiana Care Health Services) • Herbert R. Smith, Jr. (Houston, Tex.) • Keith Stenehjem (Mayville State University) • Bob Turner (The Scripps Research Institute) • Judy Tyler (National Student Nurses Association) • Susan Zimmerman (Wordcraft Communications)

Business Manager: Nancy Hurtgen

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