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And the new editor is…………Anne K. Swisher, PT, PhD, CCS! Anne will assume editorship of the Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal January, 2009. Dr. Swisher is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at West Virginia University. She received her BS in Physical Therapy at West Virginia University, her Master's degree in Exercise Physiology at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her PhD in Applied Exercise Science from West Virginia University.
Anne has been an active member of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section for many years. Anne has been a member of the Specialty Council from 2005-2008 and has served as chair of the Council from 2006-2008. She has been Associate Editor of the Journal for the past 7 years as well as a manuscript reviewer for the past 8 years. Previously, she was the Editor for the Section on Geriatrics Home Study Course.
She has published her research in a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals. Her clinical interests are in the area of cystic fibrosis. She received a Fulbright Senior Specialists Award and spent her time in Australia last summer where she interacted with colleagues exchanging information and delivering lectures on a variety of topics within the area of cystic fibrosis.
Anne is looking forward to sharing her expertise in her new role within the Section. I will be assisting her during the transition. She has been a pleasure to work with over the past several years. Please join me in welcoming her to her new role!