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JCF Reviewer Mentoring Program

The JCF Reviewer Mentorship Program provides a structured program on how to conduct and write an effective peer review on a wide range of paper types typically seen in scientific academic journals. The list of program graduates are listed by cohort at the bottom of this page.

This 9-month long program involves pairing mentees with mentors (skilled experienced reviewers) to conduct reviews on selected papers submitted to JCF in real-time. Coupled with these assignments are curated monthly didactic sessions to cover review conduct, statistics pearls, the importance of reviewing with the lens of Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging, among others on a virtual platform.

Graduates of the program receive a Certificate of Completion and a letter sent to their institutional leadership about their participation and completion of the program. Previous graduates have also been invited to lead editorials for publication in JCF.

The application portal to be considered for the 2024 cohort of the program will open in March 2024. The program will run from July 2024-March 2025.

2022 JCF Peer Review Mentorship Program Graduates:

  • Katherine Clark, MD  Yale University
  • Ersilia DeFilippis, MD Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Elissa Driggin, MD   Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Meg Fraser, DNP, ANP  University of Minnesota
  • Sarah Hale, MD  Northwestern University
  • William Kuan, PharmD  University of Kentucky
  • Scott Lundgren,  DO  University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Yosef Manla, MD, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Kenechukwu Mezue, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Carlos Molina Abos, MD, Fundació de Gestió Sanitària de L`Hospital de la Santa Creu Sant Pau
  • Dan Silverman, MD  Medical Unviersity of South Carolina

Thank you to the 2022 JCF Peer Review Program Mentors:

  • Andrew Ambrosy, MD  KaiserPermante
  • Josip a. Borovac, MD, PhD  University Hospital of Split
  • Howard Eisen, MD  Pennsylvania State University
  • Colleen McIlvennan, DNP, PhD  University of Colorado
  • Alanna Morris, MD  Emory University 
  • Pierpaolo Pellicori, MD, University of Glasgow
  • Clyde Yancy, MD Northwestern University

2023 JCF Peer Review Mentorship Program Graduates:

  • Lindsey Aurora, MD, University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center, MI
  • Mark N. Belkin, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine, IL
  • Alison Brann, MD, University of Utah Health, UT
  • Laura Dichiacchio, MD, PhD, University of Utah, UT
  • Andrew Higgins, MD, Cleveland Clinic, OH
  • Keisuke Kida, MD, PhD, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan
  • In-Cheol Kim, MD, PhD, Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA
  • Melissa Lyle, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, FL
  • Olusola Orimoloye, MBBS, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, IL
  • Laura L. Peters, DNP, University of Colorado, CO
  • Lisa Peters, PharmD, BCPS, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute , Washington DC
  • Mauro Wanderley, MD, PhD, Bringham Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical University, MA

Thank you to the 2023 JCF Peer Review Program Mentors:

  • Andrew Ambrosy, MD, Kaiser Permanente, CA
  • Jennifer Cowger,  MD, Henry Ford Health, MI
  • Howard Eisen, MD PA
  • Parag Goyal, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, NY
  • Colleen McIlvennan, PhD, DNP, University of Colorado, CO
  • Pierpaolo Pellicori, MD, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH, Tufts Medical Center, MA


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