Clinical Immunology Society Appoints Vincent Bonagura, MD as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Immunology

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Dr. Bonagura is the Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology and the Jack Hausman Professor of Pediatrics at the Alexandra and Steven Cohen Children's Medical Center of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New York, where he also directs the Jeffrey Modell Foundation Diagnostic Center and the Laboratory of Host Defense.

"We're very excited to have Dr. Bonagura involved with the journal and I'm certain that under his leadership, we will continue to advance the visibility and reputation of the JoCI and CIS," said CIS President, Lawrence B. Schwartz, MD PhD.

The Clinical Immunology Society (CIS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Vincent Bonagura has been selected to serve as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Immunology (JoCI) for a five-year term beginning February 1, 2013. Dr. Bonagura is the Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology and the Jack Hausman Professor of Pediatrics at the Alexandra and Steven Cohen Children's Medical Center of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New York, where he also directs the Jeffrey Modell Foundation Diagnostic Center and the Laboratory of Host Defense. He is also Professor of Molecular Medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System. His research interests include virus infections, autoimmunity and primary immune deficiency; and editorial experience has been with the Annals of Allergy and Immunology, Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, and Clinical Immunology.

"We're very excited to have Dr. Bonagura involved with the journal and I'm certain that under his leadership, we will continue to advance the visibility and reputation of the JoCI and CIS," said CIS President, Lawrence B. Schwartz, MD PhD.

In addition, Dr. Jean-Laurent Casanova has accepted the position of Deputy Editor. Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD PhD received his medical degree from the Université Paris Descartes in 1987. After receiving training at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Lausanne, Switzerland, he received his PhD in immunology from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in 1992. Following a residency in pediatrics, he completed a clinical fellowship in the pediatric immunology-hematology unit of the Necker Medical School in Paris. In 1999, he was appointed a professor of pediatrics at Necker, where, with Dr Laurent Abel, he cofounded and co-directed the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases. In 2008, he was appointed a professor at The Rockefeller University in New York.

"I am honored that I have been selected by CIS to lead the journal and I am extremely pleased that Dr. Casanova will serve as Deputy Editor," said Dr. Bonagura. "I would also like to thank Drs. Tom Fleisher and Kathleen Sullivan for paving the way for me to build on what they started two years ago when CIS took over the journal."

The Journal of Clinical Immunology is an international journal published eight times per year that helps researchers and academic clinicians keep current on investigative basic immunology and diseases related to the immune system. This well-established journal publishes articles on basic, translational, and clinical studies in all aspects of immunology, including animal models of human diseases. The 2011 impact factor is 3.077.

CIS, established in 1986, is the key interdisciplinary organization for the field of clinical immunology and is devoted to fostering developments in the science and practice of human immunology. CIS is an international professional organization which includes more than 600 clinicians, investigators, and trainees; the CIS Journal, Journal of Clinical Immunology; CIS School, e.g., Summer School in Primary Immune Deficiencies; and an Annual Meeting. For more information on CIS, please visit http://www.clinimmsoc.org.

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