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Eastern Mediterranean

Regional Area Councilor: Salim Adib

Regional News

  • Call for new Editor(s)-in-Chief, International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE)

    January 26, 2016

    The International Epidemiological Association (IEA) is seeking new Editor(s)-in-Chief for its influential flagship journal, the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE). The IJE, owned by IEA, is published by Oxford University Press (OUP).

    IJE is one of the most highly respected and cited journals in the field of epidemiology. Its Impact Factor increased from 4.5 in 2006, to 9.2 in 2014, and it is currently ranked 2nd in the list for all journals on Public, Environmental and Occupational Health. Around 130 original articles, together with editorials, commentaries, letters and commissioned content are published annually, in six issues. The Journal receives over 1,500 article submissions a year.

    This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding scientist(s) to take this successful journal onto the next stage in its development. Applicants should be specialists in epidemiology or public health with an international reputation and editorial experience. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world. Joint applications ...

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  • Pat Buffler, 1938-2013

    September 29, 2013

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    It is with profound sadness that we inform IEA members and the epidemiology community of the passing of one of the giants of our profession, Patricia Buffler. Her untimely death on Thursday, September 26, at the age of 75, stopped her career at a point when she was as active as ever. Pat was President-Elect of the IEA. Her term was to start in August 2014, during the World Congress of Epidemiology to be held in Anchorage, Alaska, a state where she spent many cherished moments of her professional life, she used to remind us.

    Pat was a nurse and biologist at heart, skills she acquired as an undergraduate. Her passion for public health began in the early 60’s at her beloved University of California, Berkeley, where she earned two graduate degrees, in public health administration and epidemiology. ...

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  • Library of Alexandria SuperHelp Desk: Recruiting Experts in Research Methods

    June 3, 2013

    Dear Friend,

    The Library of Alexandria, and the WHO Collaborating Centre at the University of Pittsburgh are launching a project to improve productivity in developing countries by establishing a Research Methods Help Desk. This will assist junior researchers to design research and publish their public health research discoveries in leading international biomedical journals The BA Help Desk can be accessed at http://ssc.bibalex.org/helpdesk/introduction.jsf . Questions from junior scientists will be guided to experts from across the world. With your help we can help your faculty, friends and students to publish. This service is free.

    We are piloting the Help Desk in the Eastern Mediterranean countries before helping all countries having limited publications.

    Publications from developing countries represent only 3% of published scientific papers, despite the fact that 27% of scientists live in developing countries. Fifty countries of the world publish 2 or less articles each year on public health. Over 80% of ...

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