The Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH), in collaboration with representatives from the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), is very pleased to announce that Hiram Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Associate Provost and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University, has agreed to become the Editor for the Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ) for 3 years beginning September 2009 and continuing through 2012. The IMHJ Search Committee was composed of MI-AIMH members Kate Rosenblum, Bonnie Daligga, Cathy Liesman, Deborah Weatherston, Tammy Mann from ZERO TO THREE and Antoine Guedeney, WAIMH President. The search committee was unanimous in accepting Hi’s application to become the IMHJ editor. Hi will expand the number of Associate Editors in effort to recognize and support the emergence of new voices, including Mark Tomlinson, Ph.D., Neil Boris, M.D., Kai von Klitzing, M.D., Tammy Mann, Ph.D., Holly Brophy Herb, Ph.D., and Rachel Schiffman, Ph.D., R.N. Others will be announced. As Hi explains, "this set of individuals is international, interdisciplinary and diverse, simultaneously blending multiple levels of career experience. All have national or international visibility as active scholars on issues of importance for infant mental health, and six are clinically trained." Joy Osofsky’s leadership as IMHJ Editor for more than 20 years has assured that the IMHJ is of the highest quality and recognized as one of the most important journal for the those working in a variety of ways with or on behalf of infants, toddlers and families. Joy will consult with Hi to better assure a smooth transition.
MI-AIMH hopes that you share enthusiasm and gratitude for Hi and for those who have agreed to work with Hi to continue the tradition of excellence in the coming years.