Oncology and was the committee chair from 2006 to 2007. He has extensive experience in cancer-treatment studies, primary-prevention studies, and clinical screening trials of lung, ovarian, breast, and prostatic cancers. He is an investigator and on the steering committee for two large cancer screening trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute: the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, Ovarian Trial and the National Lung Screening Trial. He has a strong interest in weighing and reporting the strength of medical evidence and runs an annual Medicine in the Media Workshop to help working journalists to develop methods of reporting medical evidence. Dr. Kramer received his medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He completed a medical-oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. He is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and has received a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Christine Laine, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, is editor-in-chief of Annals of Internal Medicine. She is board-certified in internal medicine and remains active in patient care and teaching at Jefferson Medical College in the Division of Internal Medicine. Dr. Laine first joined Annals of Internal Medicine in 1995 as an associate editor and became a deputy editor in 1998 and senior deputy editor in 2008. In 2009, Dr. Laine became the editor and a senior vice president at the American College of Physicians. She is active in medical journalism and holds leadership positions in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, the Council of Science Editors, and the World Association of Medical Editors Ethics and Policy Committee. She has been instrumental in the development of editorial policy about such issues as authorship, conflicts of interest, and data-sharing in medical research. Dr. Laine graduated summa cum laude with a double major in biology and writing from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. She received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed residency training in internal medicine at the New York Hospital (Cornell University) and a fellowship in general internal medicine and clinical epidemiology at Beth Israel Hospital (Harvard University). Dr. Laine earned her MPH with a concentration in quantitative methods and clinical epidemiology at Harvard University.
Marianne J. Legato, M.D., FACP, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Gender Medicine, professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University