JAMA (journal)

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association is a peer-reviewed medical journal published 48 times a year by the American Medical Association. It publishes original research and editorials covering all aspects of biomedicine; the journal was established in 1883 with Nathan Smith Davis as the founding editor. The journal's editor-in-chief is Howard Bauchner of Boston University, who succeeded Catherine DeAngelis on July 1, 2011; the journal was established in 1883 by the American Medical Association and was superseded the Transactions of the American Medical Association. Councilor's Bulletin was renamed the Bulletin of the American Medical Association, absorbed by the Journal of the American Medical Association. In 1960, the journal obtained its current title, JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association; the journal is referred to as JAMA. Continuing Education Opportunities for Physicians was a semiannual journal section providing lists for regional or national levels of continuing medical education.

Between 1937 and 1955, the list was produced either quarterly or semiannually. Between 1955 and 1981, the list was available annually, as the number of CME offerings increased from 1,000 to 8,500. In 2016, CME transitioned into a digital offering from the JAMA Network called JN Learning CME & MOC from JAMA Network. JN Learning provides CME and MOC credit from article and audio materials published within all 12 JAMA Network journals, including JAMA. On 11 July 2016, JAMA published an article by Barack Obama entitled, United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps, the first academic paper published by a sitting U. S. president. The article was not subject to blind peer-review, it argued for specific policies that future presidents could pursue in order to improve national health care reform implementation. After the controversial 1999 firing of an editor-in-chief, George D. Lundberg, a process was put in place to ensure editorial freedom. A seven-member journal oversight committee was created to evaluate the editor-in-chief and to help ensure editorial independence.

Since its inception, the committee has met at least once a year. Presently, JAMA policy states that article content should be attributed to authors, not to the publisher. From 1964 to 2013, the JAMA journal used images of artwork on its cover and it published essays commenting on the artwork. According to former editor George Lundberg, this practice was designed to link the humanities and medicine. In 2013, a format redesign moved the art feature to an inside page, replacing an image of the artwork on the cover with a table of contents; the purpose of the redesign was to standardize the appearance of all journals in the JAMA Network. The following persons have been editor-in-chief of JAMA: The JAMA journal is abstracted and indexed in: According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2018 impact factor of 51.273, ranking it 3rd out of 160 journals in the category "Medicine, General & Internal". List of American Medical Association journals Official website American Medical Association Archives Free copies of volumes 1-80, from the Internet Archive and HathiTrust

Waiter Rant

Waiter Rant is a weblog written by ex-waiter Steve Dublanica. In bi-weekly installments, Dublanica wrote vignettes about the lives of wait staff and customers. Dublanica started the blog in 2004 and wrote anonymously as "The Waiter." On July 29, 2008, the book Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter, based on the blog, was published. The accompanying public relations, including TV appearances, meant that “The Waiter” had to give up his anonymity; the book spent five weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list in 2008. The stories were about "The Bistro," a restaurant in the New York area where Dublanica worked for seven years through 2006. New York magazine revealed that "The Bistro" is Lanterna Tuscan Bistro in Nyack, New York. Stories were about "Café Machiavelli." On July 19, 2008, Dublanica announced that he had quit his job at Café Machiavelli in preparation for his book's publication. Dublanica planned not to go back to the restaurant industry. Waiter Rant was one of five finalists for "Best American Weblog" for the 2006 Bloggie Awards.

Waiter Rant won "Best Writing in a Weblog" in the 2007 Bloggie Awards. Announced January 27, 2007, Dublanica's piece Cold Autumn is included in the W. W. Norton anthology The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol. 1. On July 8, 2008, Dublanica announced he would shed his anonymity and participate in a book signing and Q&A discussion at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 29 at Borders Books inside the Time Warner Building in Manhattan, he revealed himself as Steve Dublanica in an interview with the New York Post on July 29. On September 22, 2008 it was announced that Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, ordered another book from Dublanica, titled "At Your Service."On September 29, 2008, Dublanica announced that his book had been optioned for TV. Steve Dublanica appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on October 15, 2008. Waiter Rant has been translated into Chinese, Italian and Spanish. Dublanica wrote a second book Keep the Change: A Clueless Tipper's Quest to Become the Guru of the Gratuity, published in 2010. Stephen and his wife Annie announced the birth of their daughter Natalie Marie on January 16, 2014.

Dublanica's topics of choice run the gamut from rude customers to bad tippers to conversations had throughout the day. There are often posts about things occurring outside the restaurant which lead him to observations and reflections. There are many references to his past as a seminarian, as well as posts referencing his work in mental health care at an undisclosed psychiatric hospital. Waiter Rant NPR Appearance Waiter's "Cold Autumn"

The Pas (electoral district)

The Pas is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created in 1912 following the expansion of the province's northern border, has existed continuously since that time, it is named for the rural city of The Pas. Until the 1960s, elections in The Pas were deferred until a few weeks after the rest of the province for logistical reasons, it was not unheard of for politicians from the south of the province to run in The Pas after being chosen as cabinet ministers by newly elected provincial governments. The Pas is located in the north of the province, it is bordered by Rupertsland to the east and south and Flin Flon to the north, Swan River and Lake Winnipeg to the south, the province of Saskatchewan to the west. Besides The Pas, it includes Easterville and Norway House; the riding's population in 1996 was 19,449. In 1999, the average family income was $42,878, the unemployment rate was 17.80%. Health and social services account for 14% of the riding's economy, with retail trade accounting for another 14%.

Sixty-seven per cent of the riding's residents are aboriginal, the second-highest rate in the province. The Pas has been represented by candidates of the New Democratic Party since 1969, is now considered safe for the party; the district is held by Amanda Lathlin, daughter of former NDP MLA Oscar Lathlin following the resignation of Frank Whitehead on May 16, 2014. He had won a by-election on March 24, 2009 following the death in office of his predecessor Oscar Lathlin. Following the 2018 redistribution, the riding will be abolished into The Pas-Kameesak, Flin Flon and Keewatinook