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June 24, 1992

Margaret A. Winker, MD, Comes to JAMA as 12th Fishbein Fellow in Medical Journalism

JAMA. 1992;267(24):3261. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03480240019007

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WITH TRAINING in internal medicine, geriatrics, and pharmacology, and special interest in access and prevention, Margaret A. Winker, MD, is becoming the 12th Morris Fishbein Fellow in Medical Journalism.

Her year at JAMA begins a week from today. The fellowship honors the late Morris Fishbein, MD, editor of JAMA from 1924 until 1949.

Winker comes from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where she is an assistant professor in the Section of General Internal Medicine, and preceptor for third-year medical students' rotation with that section.

Studies in Geriatrics  She obtained her medical degree at the University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine in Chicago in 1985 and then had three residencies at the University of Chicago. After her first residency in internal medicine from 1985 to 1988, she received the Merck Fellowship Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology, allowing her to complete a fellowship in geriatrics from 1988