The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is proud to announce that Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD, FAIUM, FSRU, FACR, is the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (JUM). Dr Barr’s tenure as editor-in-chief officially began January 1, 2019.
A regular contributor to, and reviewer for, the JUM, Dr Barr has a diverse background that is well suited for the journal’s continued growth. He is a board-certified radiologist and PhD chemist who currently serves as assistant chairman of the Department of Radiology at Northside Medical Center and as president of Radiology Consultants Inc. In addition, Dr Barr is a professor of radiology at Northeastern Ohio Medical University.
Dr Barr has already instituted some changes to the journal to help with the increased submission rate: he has increased the number of deputy editors from 3 to 5. Dr Barr has selected Michael Blaivas, MD, FAIUM, and Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD, to join Flemming Forsberg, PhD, FAIUM, Wesley Lee, MD, FAIUM, and Mark Lockhart, MD, FAIUM, as his deputy editors. Dr Barr has also stated that at present, the JUM will be accepting the same number of articles, but they are discussing the possibility of online-only articles as the number of submissions continues to increase.
An additional change coming to the JUM is that invitations will be sent to experts inviting them to write and submit articles reviewing topics of interest for JUM readers. The topics may be in areas of controversy or reviewing how to image an organ, etc.
Dr Barr is a fellow of the AIUM, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, and American College of Radiology, and his interests include breast imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, and elastography. He has published more than 100 scientific articles and has given more than 300 talks around the world. He received a 2017 Radiological Society of North America Honored Educator Award and Aunt Minnie named him a semifinalist for the most influential radiology researcher in 2017.
“I look forward to serving as editor-in-chief for the JUM,” said Barr. “My predecessors have done an excellent job creating an international journal for all ultrasound subspecialties. I hope to continue this great work while increasing the readership and quality of the content.”
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Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD, FAIUM, FSRU, FACR, is the assistant chairman of the Department of Radiology at Northside Medical Center, and president of Radiology Consultants Inc, both in Ohio. In addition, Dr Barr is a professor of radiology at Northeastern Ohio Medical University.