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  1. Ivan Barry Pless
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ivan Barry Pless, 434 Lansdowne, Westmount, QC H3Y2V2, Canada; barry.pless{at}

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New editor, Rod McClure

After 10 years of superb leadership, Brian Johnston is handing over the reins as editor of Injury Prevention to Rod McClure, MD, PhD. Rod is head of the School of Rural Medicine at the University of New England in New South Wales, Australia. Brian wrote, ‘… Rod has had a varied and successful career, with injury science woven throughout. He practiced clinical emergency medicine, has a doctorate in injury epidemiology and specialist training in preventive medicine. He was Director of the Accident Research Centre and then of the Injury Research Institute at Monash University. He has almost 200 publications … covering a breadth of injury and population health topics.’ I wrote Rod saying, ‘I am absolutely delighted, not just because I am confident you will be a splendid editor, but also because it is time for someone outside of North America to assume the helm.’ Welcome Rod; farewell Brian with 1000 thanks from readers, writers and staff.

Ellen MacKenzie named Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health had long been a world leader in injury prevention. Most readers will be familiar with Sue Baker in this regard but perhaps less so, Ellen MacKenzie, a gifted statistician. She is a former director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy and was a coauthor of the Cost of Injury in the United States (1989) which helped define injury as a major public health problem. Ellen has spent 35 years working on trauma care and prevention. She leads the Major Extremity Trauma and Rehabilitation Consortium, which links 50 trauma centres with military medical facilities. The goal of the Consortium is to develop best practices for treating serious limb injuries. Earlier, CDC honoured her as 1 of 20 who have had ‘a transformative effect on injury prevention and control’. She is the 30th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at …

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