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JAMA's 16th Morris Fishbein Fellow in Medical Editing began his year-long responsibilities July 15.
He is David H. Mark, MD, MPH, who moved to the American Medical Association's Chicago, Ill, headquarters from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
The fellowship honors Morris Fishbein, MD, who died 20 years ago at the age of 87 (JAMA. 1976;236:1820-1822). He was JAMA's chief editor for 25 years, longer than any physician who has held the editorship to date.
Fishbein left JAMA in 1949, but was active in medical journalism until the end of his life. Six months after his death, the "1977-1978 American Medical Association Dr Morris Fishbein Fellowship in Medical Journalism" was announced and the first fellow, Jeffrey R. M. Kunz, MD, reported to JAMA.
David Mark, the 16th fellow, was married in June and brings his bride, Anne Marbella, MS, to Chicago with him. Both have been working in the
Gunby P. David H. Mark, MD, Is 16th JAMA Fishbein Fellow. JAMA. 1996;276(4):265. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540040009004