We are delighted to announce the appointment of Darrell Abernethy as Deputy Editor of Pharmacology Research & Perspectives (PR&P). Darrell joins Editor-in-Chief, Michael J. Curtis of King’s College London, to direct the new open access, peer-reviewed journal that will open for submissions in April 2013. Dr. Abernethy’s faculty appointment is with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his M.D. (AOA) and Ph.D. (Pharmacology) degrees from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Abernethy is an experienced editor. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacological Reviews and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics among other positions. He has contributed to the understanding of mechanisms of peripheral distribution of drugs and drug disposition and effect in obesity. He is currently developing a pharmacology mechanism-based drug safety prediction program based on systems pharmacology.
PR&P will be published in partnership with Wiley, The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) and the British Pharmacological Society (BPS). PR&P will publish original research, reviews and perspectives in all areas of preclinical and clinical pharmacology, therapeutics, education and related research areas. More information regarding the new journal can be read here.