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Aug 17, 2011 10:14 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

LSU med school prof named medical journal's editor

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A doctor at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge has been named editor-in-chief of the American Diabetes Association's medical journal.
Another doctor from New Orleans and another Pennington Center scientist are among 17 people named associate editors under Dr. William T. Cefalu for the peer-reviewed journal, Diabetes Care.
A news release says all 18 will serve a three-year term with an optional two-year extension, starting with the 2012 volume year.
The associate editors from Louisiana are Dr. Lawrence Blonde of Ochsner Health System and Pennington's Eric Ravussin.
Cefalu is director of the diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism program run jointly by the LSU medical school and Pennington center, and a professor at both institutions.

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