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Advances in Skin & Wound Care Honors Clinicians at Clinical Symposium

Lippincott William & Wilkins honors four medical professionals for exceptional contributions advancing clinical practice and peer review in the skin and wound care

Advances in Skin & Wound Care, publication of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health and a leading international publisher in medicine, nursing, and the health professions honored four outstanding medical professionals at the 2006 Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care in Lake Buena Vista, Florida September 28 - October 1, 2006.
 
The Roberta S. Abruzzese Publishing Award is a tribute to the journal's founder in honor of her commitment to excellence in clinical practice and her drive to advance the practice of the wound care specialty through education and the literature. Barbara A. Pieper, PhD, RN, CS, CWOCN, FAAN; Thomas Templin, PhD; and John R. Ebright, MD, from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, are the winners of the first Roberta S. Abruzzese Publishing Award for their paper, "Chronic Venous Insufficiency in HIV-Positive Persons with and without a History of Injection Drug Use," published in the January/February 2006 issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care.

The Outstanding Peer Reviewer Award honors the Advances in Skin & Wound Care peer reviewer who has made the greatest contribution to furthering the goal of peer review, which is to provide constructive critiques that assist authors in revising and improving their manuscripts so that they make meaningful contributions to the literature and the skin and wound care field. David M. Brienza, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, is the recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Peer Reviewer Award.

Advances in Skin & Wound Care is a peer-reviewed, evidence-based, multidisciplinary journal that presents new clinical research developments and provides practical information to help skin and wound care professionals better manage their clinical practice and make informed patient care decisions. For more information, visit woundcarejournal.com.

"The editorial team of Advances in Skin & Wound Care is delighted to honor these outstanding contributors," said Susan Doan-Johnson, Publisher of Advances in Skin & Wound Care. "Their willingness to share their expertise and knowledge through writing and reviewing manuscripts is vitally important to helping the journal meet its mission of addressing issues that affect readers' everyday practice."

Both awards were supported by educational grants from Advances in Skin & Wound Care.

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