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PEDIATRICIAN Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH, begins his responsibilities today as JAMA's 15th Morris Fishbein Fellow in Medical Journalism.
He is the second physician with the last name of Cole to hold the fellowship. Helene M. Cole, MD (no relation), who completed her fellowship 10 years ago, now lives in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a JAMA contributing editor.
The fellowship, which was instituted in 1977, honors Morris Fishbein, MD, who died 19 years ago at the age of 87 (JAMA. 1976;236:1820-1822). He served as JAMA's chief editor from 1924 to 1949, longer than any physician who has held the editorship to date.
The Fishbein Fellow's duties include work in most of JAMA's departments. The fellow also is responsible for JAMA's annual Contempo issue.
The 15th fellow moves to JAMA's Chicago, Ill, headquarters from Durham, NC, from which he has been commuting
Bonnie I. Chi-Lum,
Gunby P. Thomas Cole, MD, Is 15th JAMA Fishbein Fellow. JAMA. 1995;274(1):13-14. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530010025009