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New Physician Co-Editor Joins AACN Journal

Jan 22, 2019

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Aluko Hope, of New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, will co-edit the American Journal of Critical Care with Cindy Munro


ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – Jan. 22, 2019 –The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently appointed Aluko Hope, MD, MSCE, physician co-editor-in-chief of American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC), its official interdisciplinary, scientific journal

Hope is an associate professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an intensivist and assistant bioethics consultant at Montefiore Medical Center, both in New York City.

He becomes the journal’s fourth physician co-editor-in-chief, succeeding Richard Savel, MD, FCCM. In the role, Hope will work closely with Co-Editor-in-Chief Cindy Munro, PhD, RN, ANP, who has been with AJCC since 2009. Together, they will coordinate peer review of submitted manuscripts, co-byline editorials and steward AACN’s flagship research journal.

“I am honored to be following my colleague, Dr. Savel, to partner with Dr. Munro,” Hope said. “My passion for writing, reading and research, as well as my strong interest in integrating humanism and adult-learning principles with this work will be my beacon. I am particularly excited by the chance to collaborate with thought leaders in high-acuity and critical care nursing from AACN.”

Hope attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, earning his undergraduate degree in biology and Hispanic studies, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, where he earned his medical degree and a master’s in clinical epidemiology. After residency training in internal medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, Hope trained in pulmonary and critical care medicine, with a particular focus on integrating palliative care and geriatric principles into the critical care setting, at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City. He then joined Montefiore Medical Center as an attending physician.

As a graduate of the Montefiore-Einstein Certificate Program in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Hope works as an assistant bioethics consultant at Montefiore and has developed post-graduate courses at the medical center to help teach empathic communication skills to learners at all levels.

Hope’s inaugural editorial in AJCC,Principles of Narrative Critical Care,” is published in the January 2019 issue of the award-winning, peer-reviewed journal. To access the editorial and full-text PDF, visit the AJCC website at www.ajcconline.org.

About theAmerican Journal of Critical Care: The American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC), a bimonthly scientific journal published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, provides leading-edge clinical research that focuses on evidence-based-practice applications. Established in 1992, the award-winning journal includes clinical and research studies, case reports, editorials and commentaries. AJCC enjoys a circulation of more than 120,000 acute and critical care nurses and can be accessed at www.ajcconline.org

About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses:Founded in 1969 with 400 members, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is now the world’s largest specialty nursing organization. In 2019, AACN celebrates 50 years of acute and critical care nursing excellence, serving more than 120,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States. The organization remains committed to its vision of creating a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. During its 50th anniversary year, AACN continues to salute and celebrate all that nurses have accomplished over the last half century, while honoring their past, present and future impact on the evolution of high-acuity and critical care nursing.

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