Last week the American Medical Association announced that Howard C. Bauchner, MD, will become the next JAMA Editor-in-Chief on July 1, 2011, making him the 16th editor in the journal’s 127-year history. He also will have editorial oversight of the nine Archives journals, the specialty medical journals published by the AMA. Bauchner is an accomplished researcher and a professor of pediatrics and community health sciences at Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health. His research interests include health promotion, clinical trials and quality improvement. Bauchner will succeed Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH, who is leaving the post after 11 years to return to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore.