GW Professor and Scholar Gaetano Lotrecchiano, Ed.D., Ph.D., Named the Associate Editor of the Journal of Collaborative Health and Translational Medicine
WASHINGTON (August 6, 2015) — Gaetano Lotrecchiano, Ed.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical research and leadership and pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been tapped to serve as the associate editor of the Journal of Collaborative Health and Translational Medicine (JCHTM). The journal, which previously was the Journal of Translational Medicine and Epidemiology and was recently relaunched as the Journal of Collaborative Health and Translational Medicine, is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the advancement of research, science, editorial, review, and practical applications in the areas of translational health care and medicine. The journal emphasizes thought and reflection on the importance of the translational processes from basic science, human and patient research, practical application, and social impact in the forms of policy and community engagement. In addition to these “bench to bedside to market” processes, the JCHTM strives to highlight the collaborative aspects of translational science through the contributions of team science research, social and behavioral science, economic and technologic inquiry, and the experience of health and biomedical professions involved in collaborative and translational health and medical sciences.
“I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve in this role within the JCHTM. I look forward to working with my colleagues internationally who are dedicated to translational health and medical sciences. Contributing to science is very important to me as a professor and a scholar. My goal is to lead the JCHTM to offer commentary, research, and communications to an audience of medical and health care researchers, practitioners, and policy makers through the presentation of relevant and high quality scholarship. Our audience is made up of professionals and we strive to not only meet but exceed standards of scholarly reporting that will draw thought leaders to read and contribute to our journal,” said Lotrecchiano.
Among his responsibilities as the associate editor of the journal, Lotrecchiano will recommend high quality manuscripts for publication; decide the quality of content published; exercise authority and decision making on manuscript acceptance/rejection in the Journal; and provide expert insight to improve journal standards and investigate indexing options based on the journal’s standing.
Lotrecchiano, who holds a doctorate degree in Human and Organizational Learning, has worked extensively in the areas of translational science, team science, team readiness, leadership, and change management. He is a widely published author in scholarly academic journals and books. He has developed program curriculum and regularly teaches students from the health sciences, medicine, and organizational science. Lotrecchiano presents at national and international meetings and is often an invited speaker at faculty development seminars.
In addition to holding a doctorate degree in Human and Organizational Learning, Lotrecchiano holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Maryland, College Park; and an M.A. in Liturgical Studies from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Lotrecchiano assumed the role of assistant editor of the JCHTM on July 01, 2015.
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