Mark Andrejeski Award
The Mark Andrejeski Meritorious Service Award is given to an ACR staff member who has contributed at least 25 years of outstanding service to the organization. It has been awarded only once previously. This year Jane Diamond, MPH, senior director, journals (retired), ACR, Atlanta, is honored for her service.
Graduating cum laude from Clark University,Worcester, Mass., Ms. Diamond earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She began her career with Arthritis & Rheumatology (then Arthritis & Rheumatism) as a manuscript editor and shortly thereafter was promoted to managing editor. In April 2022, she retired after nearly 40 years with the ACR.
During Ms. Diamond’s tenure, she worked with nine editors in chief of Arthritis & Rheumatology (A&R) and served as staff liaison to the ACR Committee on Journal Publications under numerous committee chairs. She navigated A&R through the sea changes in the publishing world that began in the 1990s.
Under her leadership, the ACR journals portfolio doubled when the Association of Rheumatology Professionals moved from the Arthritis Foundation to the ACR in 1994, bringing Arthritis Care & Research. More recently, in 2019, the portfolio expanded when a brand-new journal, ACR Open Rheumatology, was established—a major and highly successful undertaking led by Ms. Diamond.
OTHER ACR AWARDS
Ms. Diamond was a member of the Council of Science Editors, the American Medical Writers Association and the Society for Scholarly Publishing. At the ACR, she served on the staff Senior Leadership Team. Throughout her career at the ACR, she steadfastly upheld the standard of maintaining the journals’ reputation for the highest quality, accuracy and integrity.
“I’m grateful to my staff colleagues and volunteer leaders of the ACR journals for nominating me for this award,” says Ms. Diamond. “It’s been a privilege to spend a long and rewarding career with this amazing organization. Having the opportunity to work with and learn from so many dedicated and brilliant—and fun—members of the rheumatology profession has been an absolute honor.”