1. Salcido, Richard MD

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In last month's issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care, we unveiled our new editorial advisory board and peer-review panel. We have welcomed several new members, as well as thanked many others for their years of service as they leave their positions. In addition, a number of ongoing members remain active on the advisory board or panel.

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We are pleased to welcome the following new members of our editorial advisory board:


Teresa Conner-Kerr, PhD, PT, CWS, CLT; Jose Contreras-Ruiz, MD; Laura E. Edsberg, PhD; Caroline E. Fife, MD; Debra L. Hecker, RN, MBA, WCC; Susan D. Horn, PhD; James McGuire, DPM, FAPWCA; Madhuri Reddy, MD; Omaida C. Velazquez, MD; M. Gail Woodbury, BSc, BScPT, MSc, PhD; and S. H. Wu, MD.


We are also pleased to welcome the following new members to our peer-review panel:


Afsaneh Alavi, MD; Mona M. Baharestani, PhD, APN, CWON, CWS; Harold Brem, MD; Mary Brennan, RN, MBA, CWON, CNS; Robert E. Burrell, PhD; Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, CWCN, CCCN; Subhas Gupta, MD, CM, PhD, FRCSC, FACS; Michael L. Lacqua,MD; Jeffrey M. Levine, MD; Paul A. Liguori, MD; Ron Shannon, MPH; Darryl Werner, MD; and Kevin Woo, MSc, PhD, RN, ACNP, GNC(c).


Several members of the editorial advisory board and peer-review panel have rotated off their positions after several years of service. The staff at Advances in Skin & Wound Care would like to extend their gratitude to these wound care professionals who have contributed their time and expertise to the advancement of the journal:


Lawrence A. Lavery, DPM, MPH; Maryanne McGuckin, DrScEd, MT (ASCP); George C. Xakellis, MD, MBA; Gary N. Goldstein, MD; Davina J. Gosnell, PhD, RN, FAAN; Richard J. Kagan, MD; Thomas A. Krouskop, PhD, PE; Ralph J. Marino, MD, MSCE; Virginia A. McNaughton, BA, MPA, RN, ET, CWOCN; Gerit D. Mulder, DPM, MS; Liza G. Ovington, PhD, CWS; Mercy Mammah Popoola, PhD, RN, CNS; Michael M. Priebe, MD; Reg Richard, MS, PT; and Donald E. Saye, DPM.


The importance of our editorial advisory board and peer-review panel members' contributions to the annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care and the Advances in Skin & Wound Care journal is invaluable. The wound care community and our patients are enriched in many ways by our colleagues' tireless contributions to the peer-review process, the editorial process, and the advancement of scholarship through their thoughtful and cogent recommendations for improving the manuscripts to reach their final form. Moreover, they typify the term scholarship as defined by the late Ernest Leroy Boyer. Dr Boyer (September 13, 1928-December 8, 1995) is credited for organizing scholarship in a meaningful purpose-driven paradigm. He was rightfully concerned that the academe was narrowly focusing the definition of scholarship to connote hypothesis-driven research. Thanks to Dr Boyer's principles, there are clarity and legitimacy of research beyond hypothesis models, which include health services research, demonstration projects, patient-oriented research, applied research, and so on. In his seminal work about the meaning of scholarship, "Scholarship Reconsidered," he lays out several core principles.


The scholarship of discovery refers to the pursuit of inquiry and investigation in search of new knowledge (scientific inquiry). The scholarship of integration consists of making connections across disciplines and advancing knowledge through synthesis (journal clubs, journal articles, and clinical conferences). The scholarship of application asks how knowledge can be applied to the social issues of the times in a dynamic process that generates and tests new theory and knowledge (public policy, professional organizations, industry, and patient participation). The scholarship of teaching includes not only transmitting knowledge, but also transforming and extending it (journals, books, Web-based interactive learning materials, and the peer-review process). The scholarship of engagement connects any of the above dimensions of scholarship to the understanding and solving of pressing social, civic, and ethical problems (professionalism, communication, teaching, and through public policy).


The union of our journal to the editorial advisory board and peer reviewers embodies the definition of "advancing scholarship." For scholarship to be successful and to be disseminated across the broadest base, it must be multidirectional. Thanks to the multiple contributors in our editorial process-our editorial advisory board, peer-review panel, editorial team, conference leaders, and our readers-who all help us to advance skin and wound care scholarship.


Richard "Sal" Salcido, MD

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Suggested Reading


Boyer EL. Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass; 1997.