Wayne State University School of Medicine Professor of Pathology Martin Bluth, M.D., Ph.D., has launched the Journal of Laboratory Medicine, a publication of the SciTeMed Publishing Group.
Dr. Bluth will serve as editor in chief of the open-access journal, which will encompass laboratory-centric human disease diagnosis and management, including chemical pathology, clinical toxicology, clinical microbiology, hematology/hematopathology, immunology/serology, transfusion medicine, molecular pathology, laboratory logistics, applied biotechnology and other related disciplines.
The journal will accept original research, new methods, reviews, editorials, critical evaluations, case reports and short papers in the field of clinical pathology and laboratory medicine, focusing on the expanding role of the clinical laboratory and professionals in the translational, clinical and public health care sectors related to the diagnosis and management of human disease.
"It is our intention to provide the field of clinical pathology a unique vantage point in the global medical publication area and provide the discipline with the attention it deserves," he said. "The ability to highlight clinical pathology - also known as 'fluids medicine' - in the continuously changing health care landscape will offer a unique perspective and projection of this discipline to provide and affect patient-centric, evidenced-based, fiscally-responsible health care as well as influence laboratory-centric health care policy and patient management."
Dr. Bluth also is an associate editor for "Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management" by Laboratory Methods. He is chief medical officer at Consolidated Laboratory Management Systems in Southfield and director of Pathology Laboratories at Michigan Surgical Hospital in Warren.