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July 29, 2014 // By Lee-Ann Donegan // Comments

An Inside Look at an Academic Medical Journal

Addiction

ACER image Henry Kranzler, MD, Penn professor and director of the Center for Studies of Addiction, has been a leader in research on alcohol dependence for 25 years. His work has contributed to an understanding of the genetic risk factors that contribute to alcohol dependence, and he has designed and conducted several National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trials evaluating medications, such as topiramate, to treat heavy drinkers.

This spring, Kranzler was named the editor in chief of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (ACER), the journal of the Research Society on Alcoholism and the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism.

Here at Penn Medicine, clinicians and researchers, like Kranzler, rise to the top of their field through excellence in patient care or impactful research published in journals, like ACER, that are respected by their peers in the field. But, how do you get to be editor in chief of a journal and what does the job entail? I sat down with him to find out.

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