Category Archives: Medical Journal

Leadership in InnovaCare Health Company

In the year 2016, InnovaCare Health announced three additions to its leadership. Doctor Rick Shinto is the Chief Executive Officer of the Organization. However, for him to achieve the best as a leader, he needed assistance from other qualified individuals who have great experience in the medical career. Jonathan Meyers is one of the people who were placed in the leadership of the organization. He is serving as the Chief Actuary Officer. Before he joined the company, he was the Director of Actuarial Services Medicaid and Medicare for Horizon BCBS. He also had a position in Healthcare Partners in New York as a Chief Actuary which is a Division of Heritage Medical Systems as both the CFO and VP of Managed Care at several times.

Penelope Kokkinides is the other individual who was added to the leadership team of the organization. She was appointed as the Chief Administrative Officer at the company. She has enough experience in a medical career since she has been in the industry for more than 20 years. Someone who has as much experience is in a position to do well as an administrative officer. In her experience, she has specialized in Medicaid and Medicare which gave her a better position to be taken by the company. She also has extensive knowledge as well as expertise in developing clinical programs and managing various processes in health care. She has se4ved in various executive roles and has focused on improving efficiencies as well as organizational infrastructure.

Her experience in the medical field made her qualify for the position she received in InnovaCare, Inc.Mike Sortino was the last person to be appointed by the company. His position was Chief Accounting Officer, and before he joined the company, he was the controller of Samsung Fire as well as Marine Insurance. Before he worked with Samsung, he served as Chief Financial officer for HCC Specialty for five years. He also has more than 20-year experience in ensuring and reinsuring industries and five years in public accounting. The position he was given as the Chief Accounting Officer suits him because he has great experience in accounting.

Origin of Oncotarget and Its Impact on the Field of Medicine

Oncotarget is an open source medical journal that makes weekly publications on the topic of oncology. The online journal operates almost like Wikipedia, on a peer review basis, but has its chief editors as Mikhali Blagosklonny and Andrei Gudkov. It was launched in 2010, and since then has been releasing publications under the umbrella of Impact Journals.

Being an open source platform, Oncotarget is open to all medical practitioners to contribute to the journal as authors. The online editorial team then reviews all submissions and make the necessary adjustments before publishing them online. Besides the subject of Oncology, Oncotarget also accepts publications on the topics of endocrinology, cardiology, Gerotarget, Cell & Moll Biology, general pharmacology, neuropathology, immunology & microbiology and metabolism. Other popular articles on the online journal are on the topic of chromosomes, autophagy and cell death.

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Early evidence of anti-PD-1 activity in enzalutamide-resistant prostate cancer

The various publications on Oncotarget have been cited several times in several publications going by the Impact Factor statistics on the website. In 2011, articles from the journal were cited over 493 times achieving an IF of 4.78. The total number of citations rose in 2012, a total of 1450 mentions achieving an impact factor of 6.6. Since then Oncotarget has become a popularly cited journal, with an IF of 6.627 (2217 cites) in 2013, 6.359 (3908 cites) in 2014 and an average IF of 5.008 (10452 cites) in 2015 through 2016.

The first ever findings on the dangers of e-cigarettes to oral health were published on Oncotarget then cited on several health websites. According to the article, though e-cigs have a positive impact on reducing cigarette dependency, the ingredients used to make them were discovered to cause pathogenic oral diseases over time. The flavors and other ingredients will cause inflammation in the mouth and a pro senescence response. Protein cells in the mouth are carbonylated and suffer oxidative stress which not only cause tissue inflammation but also DNA damage. On escalated levels, carbonylation lead to premature senescence of the gingival epithelium, paving way to pathogenic oral diseases. Source:[]=718&path[]=1089

This is just one of the revered articles from Oncotarget that has sparked various debates in the dental and general medical practitioners circles. Oncotarget is open to both doctors and any individual who wishes to source their information provided they give the correct citation of the author and credit the online journal as well. All past and present journals on oncology and other fields in medicine are archived on the online journal and available for access anytime.

Review a publishing via Oncotarget on Impact Journals