Two AVC faculty members appointed to inaugural Associate Editor Board
The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island is pleased to congratulate Drs. Fred Kibenge and Jason Stull on being appointed to the inaugural Associate Editor Board for the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) and the American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR).
Kibenge is a professor of virology at the AVC and served as chair of the Department of Pathology and Microbiology for 12 years. He has been working with animal viruses for more than 35 years. His research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of virus virulence to contribute to knowledge on viral pathogenesis. He also focuses on ways to improve methods of virus detection and control. Kibenge has over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, dissertations, books, and reports.
Stull is an assistant professor in infectious disease epidemiology in the Department of Health Management at the AVC. He is also lead on the AVC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team where he has been instrumental in the AVC’s COVID-19 response. For 20 years, Stull has taught and researched veterinary infectious diseases, with the goal of protecting people and animals from infections. He has served on several veterinary college infection control committees and chaired a task force to develop private practice infection control guidelines.
Although the journals have had associate editors before, this is the first time they have had an Associate Editor Board. The board will be responsible for reviewing submitted manuscripts, overseeing peer review, advising on journal policy and scope, attracting new authors and submissions, and promoting the journals to their peers. They would also assist the Editor-in-Chief as required.
The JAVMA and AJVR are peer-reviewed scientific journals that are published by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The JAVMA has been a leading voice in the veterinary profession for over 100 years. It brings important clinical content and policy information affecting the veterinary profession to the nearly 100,000 AVMA members. AJVR focuses on delivering veterinary research manuscripts to subscribers.
Kibenge and Stull’s three-year appointments are effective January 2022, and they may elect to renew for a second three-year term. They will join 13 other associate editors from across North America.