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- William W. Parmley, MD, FACC, Editor-in-Chief⁎
- ↵⁎Address for correspondence: William W. Parmley, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 415 Judah Street, San Francisco, California 94122.
Our editorial office in San Francisco handles almost 2,000 manuscripts per year. Thus, many authors and reviewers have had the opportunity to speak with one or more members of our editorial staff. We are proud of these dedicated, hardworking people who really make the Journal work. This editorial page is dedicated to them and meant to help you get to know our excellent staff a little better.
Kevin Brennan, Managing Editor, has worked in scientific publishing since 1980. He was a copy editor for the C.V. Mosby Co. in St. Louis until taking over as Assistant Managing Editor of Circulation. He was later promoted to Managing Editor and facilitated the journal's move to San Diego in 1988. He came to JACC with the start of my editorship in 1992. Kevin has the overall responsibility for managing the editorial office.
Roger Kieval, Editorial Coordinator, came to JACC from the Journal of Clinical Investigation where he worked as Editorial Assistant for several years. Before that, he was the project assistant for the Alzheimer's Research Program at the University of California San Francisco. He has been with JACC since March 1992. Roger records incoming reviews, follows up on late reviews (calling, faxing) and prepares for the associate editors all manuscripts ready for decision.
Robert Casillas decided to explore new career avenues after putting in more than 20 years with Pacific Bell Yellow Pages. He has been a retail store owner, an insurance sales rep, an auto sales rep and a sales rep for specialty marketing products. Currently, Robert is enrolled in the San Francisco branch of the University of Phoenix to acquire his degree in Business Management. Robert logs in new and revised manuscripts and sends manuscripts out to reviewers.
Heidi Thigpen began working at JACC in January 1992 as a temp. She remembers the first few weeks as rather rough because the office had no furniture and only one phone. Heidi became a full-time employee in February of the same year. In November of 1994, she left for 6 months of active duty training in the Army. She currently is a member of the Army Reserve where she works as a legal specialist. Heidi is now a regular part-time employee while she pursues her MA in Theater Arts. Heidi also logs in new and revised manuscripts.
When you next correspond, fax or call our office, I hope that this page will help you to put a name and a face with a voice and a place. Speaking on behalf of the associate editors and myself, we are extremely grateful for their dedicated and professional performance.
- American College of Cardiology