Appreciation of Distinguished JPMS Core Team Members
JPMS celebrates its first two successful years. Founding Editors, Dr. Anis Rehman and Dr.Haris Riaz, feel honored to have a dedicated JPMS team. JPMS is thankful to Dr. Rehan Qayyum (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA) for his wisdom and time and unremitting dedication to JPMS, without which, JPMS couldn’t have been where it stands today. Second person to dedicate his time for JPMS, is Abdul Nafey Kazi (DMC, Karachi, Pakistan) for organizing the submission system and management of the journal.
Faryal Tahir (DMC, Karachi, Pakistan) has been with JPMS from its very inception. She focused on management in the beginning then took over as the head of copy editing section. Muhammad Farhan Khaliq (DMC) joined in early 2011 as layout designer and has been innovating JPMS in several aspects. Burhan Ahmed (Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, China) upgraded the website to WordPress platform and developed Online Submission System for JPMS, which is user friendly unlike the Open Journal Systems (OJS) Software. Dr Mohammad Bilal (Army Medical College, Islamabad, Pakistan) helped JPMS to get financial assistance.
Dr. Soumyadeep Bhaumik (Columbia Asia Hospital, Kolkata, India) started the News Section, contributed to initiate JPMS Medical Blogs and then co-Chaired the JPMS International Medical Writing Contest 2012. Dr. Sidra Ishaque (Aga Khan University (AKU), Karachi, Pakistan) has also been dedicated with the cause of JPMS since its inception. She currently serves as Assistant Chief Editor at the journal and Editorial Consultant at blogs. She has also served as the co-chair of the writing contest. Dr. Kamran Mushtaq (Nishtar Medical College, Multan, Pakistan) volunteers as an Editor and recently he has taken the additional responsibility to work as the Chief Editor at the blogs.
Other Editors with notable contributions include, Dr. Zara Awan (Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA); Dr. Amyn Malik (Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA); Dr. Muhammad Naeem (Brown University, Providence, LI, USA); Dr. Jibran Sualeh Muhammad (University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan); Dr. Zain ul Abedeen Sobani (AKU, Karachi, Pakistan), Dr. Mohsin Shah (CMH Lahore Medical College, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan). Associate Editors with notable contributions include Nafeesa Dhalwani (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK) and Akthar Amin (DMC, Karachi, Pakistan).
JPMS seeks continued supports from the medical community for its bright future.