Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Announces New Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Announces New Editor-in-Chief for Journal of
                            Managed Care Pharmacy

PR Newswire

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 6, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of
Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is pleased to announce the appointment of John
Mackowiak, PhD, as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
(JMCP). Mackowiak takes up his duties immediately.


Mackowiak was selected following a rigorous nationwide search by the JMCP
Editor-in-Chief Search Committee, a group comprised of AMCP leaders and JMCP
Editorial Advisory Board members.

"We reviewed several excellent candidates for this position," said Eric
Cannon, a member of the AMCP Board of Directors and the Chair of the JMCP
Search Committee. "John's vast qualifications, including his many years of
research experience and vision for JMCP moving forward, provided the winning

Mackowiak most recently has been an independent outcomes researcher focusing
on research design, assessment instrument development, data analysis, economic
modeling and scientific writing. He also has served as the Director of
Outcomes Research for pharmaceutical manufacturer Glaxo and Glaxo Wellcome,
and was an Associate Professor and Acting Division Chair at the College of
Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Mackowiak earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree with
honors and a Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration from the University
of Illinois at Chicago.

"We are delighted to have John take over the reins of JMCP, one of the most
highly respected medical journals in the country today," said AMCP Chief
Executive Officer Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM. "We look forward to his tenure at
AMCP and the continuation of JMCP as a platform for publishing important
research on the value of pharmaceutical products and managed pharmacy
benefits, which cover more than 200 million Americans."

JMCP publishes peer-reviewed original research manuscripts, subject reviews,
and other content intended to advance the use of the scientific method,
including the interpretation of research findings in managed care pharmacy.
The journal is dedicated to improving the quality of care delivered to
patients served by managed care pharmacy by providing its readers with the
results of scientific investigation and evaluation of clinical, health,
service, and economic outcomes of pharmacy services and pharmaceutical
interventions, including formulary management.

The JMCP Editor-in-Chief determines the editorial content with suggestions
from the Editorial Advisory Board. The views and opinions expressed in JMCP do
not necessarily reflect or represent official policy of AMCP or the authors'
institutions unless specifically stated.

For more information on AMCP, visit For more information on the
Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, visit

About AMCP

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional
association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve
society by the application of sound medication management principles and
strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's nearly 7,000 members
develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business
management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million
Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit.AMCP will celebrate its
25th anniversary in 2013. More news and information about AMCP can be obtained
on its website, at

SOURCE Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

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