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The Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Welcomes New Ch

After a national search process, Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS has been appointed to a five-year term as Editor-in-Chief of Child Maltreatment succeeding Dr. Daniel Whitaker when his term ends later in 2020.

Dr. Palusci is a Professor of Pediatrics at New York University Grossman School of Medicine in New York City where he chairs the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital Child Protection Committee. He is a board certified general and child abuse pediatrician at Bellevue Hospital and Langone Health. He received his medical degree from the Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School and completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at New York University / Bellevue Hospital Center. He entered private practice and later joined the faculty of the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University where he was a TRECOS scholar and earned a Masters of Science in epidemiology. As Professor of Pediatrics at Wayne State University, he opened the child protection center at Children's Hospital of Michigan and was the first program director for their child abuse pediatrics fellowship. Dr. Palusci is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has served on the APSAC Board of Directors, Center on Child Policy, and boards for APSAC chapters in Michigan and New York. He was also Editor-in-Chief of the APSAC Advisor and Alert. His research has focused on epidemiologic and health issues for child abuse victims and prevention, and he has written a number of articles and chapters and has edited seven books. He received the Ray E. Helfer Award for child abuse prevention in 2004 from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Alliance for Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds.

Dr. Palusci’s term will begin in 2021. The APSAC Board of Directors is grateful to outgoing Editor-in-Chief Daniel Whitaker, PhD, for a successful term, from 2015-2020, maintaining the journal’s scholarly excellence and raising its impact factor. APSAC looks forward to continuing the tradition of scholarly excellence in support of best practices for prevention, intervention and justice for maltreated children and their families

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