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      4 Renal & Urology News              DECEMBER 2009

                          FROM THE EDITOR

          Our Push Into Online                                                     EDITO RIAL ADVISO RY BOARD
                                                                                   Medical Director, Urology                                             Medical Director, Nephrology
          Medical News                                                             Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS
                                                                                   G. Willing “Wing” Pepper Chair
                                                                                                                                                         Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, PhD, MPH
                                                                                                                                                         Associate Professor of Medicine
                                                                                   in Cancer Research                                                    and Pediatrics, and Director,

                  enal & Urology News (RUN)                                        Professor and Chairman                                                Dialysis Expansion & Epidemiology
                  always strives to improve its news                               Department of Surgery                                                 Harbor-UCLA Division of
                                                                                   Fox Chase Cancer Center                                               Nephrology & Hypertension
                  coverage in terms of scope, rele-                                Temple University                                                     Los Angeles BioMedical Research
          vance, and timeliness. Our Web site                                      School of Medicine                                                    Institute, The David Geffen School
                                                                                   Philadelphia                                                          of Medicine at UCLA
          (www.renalandurologynews.com) is a key
          part of this endeavor. Over the past year,
          our main thrust has been to update the                                   Urologists                                                            Nephrologists
          site much more frequently, especially with                               Frank R. Cerniglia Jr, MD                                             Suphamai Bunnapradist, MD
                                                                                   Attending Pediatric Urologist                                         Director of Research
          respect to news reports. We also have                                    Children’s Urology of Virginia                                        Department of Nephrology
          done a lot of cosmetic tweaking. Recog-                                  Richmond, Va.                                                         Kidney Transplant Research Center
                                                                                                                                                         The David Geffen School of Medicine
                                                                                   Christopher S. Cooper, MD
          nizing that nephrologists and urologists increasingly seek infor-        Director, Pediatric Urology
                                                                                                                                                         at UCLA
          mation online, RUN has set about creating the go-to Web site             Children’s Hospital of Iowa                                           Garabed Eknoyan, MD
                                                                                   Iowa City                                                             Professor of Medicine
          for nephrologic and urologic news. Part of this effort involves          Michael Grasso, MD                                                    Baylor College of Medicine
          a focus on original daily reporting of new study findings pre-           Chairman, Department of Urology
                                                                                   Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers                              Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD
          sented at selected medical conferences or published in peer-             New York City                                                         Assistant Professor of
          reviewed journals.                                                       R. John Honey, MD                                                     Clinical Internal Medicine
                                                                                   Head, Division of Urology,                                            University of Virginia
            RUN recently launched a program of extensive, on site, daily cover-    Endourology/Kidney Stone Diseases                                     Charlottesville
                                                                                   St. Michael’s Hospital                                                Chief of Nephrology
          age of major medical conferences, beginning with this year’s Renal       University of Toronto                                                 Salem VA Medical Center
          Week, which was held in San Diego. We called our coverage Renal          Stanton Honig, MD
                                                                                                                                                         Salem, Va.

          Week Live. It involved a team of three medical journalists (myself       Associate Clinical Professor of                                       Edgar V. Lerma, MD, FACP, FASN, FAHA
                                                                                                                                                         Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
          included) churning out a total of 16 articles per day, a web producer,   University of Connecticut                                             Section of Nephrology
                                                                                   School of Medicine, Urology Center                                    Department of Medicine
          an off site editor, and our Medical Director for Nephrology, Kamyar      New Haven                                                             University of Illinois at Chicago
          Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, PhD, MPH. Links to these articles appeared                                                                                 College of Medicine
                                                                                   J. Stephen Jones, MD, FACS                                            Chicago
          in electronic newsletters sent out to subscribers early the follow-      Department of Regional Urology                                        Allen Nissenson, MD
          ing day. Some of the articles posted to the Web site during the meet-    Cleveland Clinic                                                      Emeritus Professor of Medicine
                                                                                   Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute                                The David Geffen School of Medicine
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