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JDG completes Editor-in-Chief search for AVMA

JDG and the American Veterinary Medical Association are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Lisa Fortier as its new Division Director and Editor-in-Chief of the AVMA Journals.

She has 25+ years of experience focused on improving veterinary medicine through her experiences as a clinician,  author, editor, scientist and educator, and in managing personnel and programs within the veterinary medicine field. She is the 1st and only veterinarian president of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), serving from 2009-2011. As President, she launched the Society’s first journal Cartilage with Sage. She served as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of The Journal of Cartilage and Joint Preservation (JCJP) with Elsevier. In October of 2020, she I launched the JCJP as the Society’s open access journal to better align with the strategic mission of the society and to provide a rapid turn-around time for authors to disseminate their work.  As the inaugural EIC, she configured the Editorial Board and dashboards to their specific needs and vision, hired associate editors, worked with vendors, negotiated contracts, and determined content for the journal. She has a PhD in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University and a DVM, Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University.                              

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