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Masthead_1209.qxp 11/24/09 12:53 PM Page 4 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, R 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 Houston 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 Surgery/Urology 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 Chairman 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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