Prof. Yuan-Ting Zhang, Prof. M. Jamal Deen, and Prof. Dinggang Shen Appointed as Editors-in-Chief of Connected Health And Telemedicine (CHATmed) Journal
We are pleased to announce that as of June 16, 2023, Connected Health (CH) will be officially renamed as Connected Health And Telemedicine (CHATmed). The journal will be led by Professor Yuan-Ting Zhang as Editor-in-Chief (EIC), with Professor M. Jamal Deen and Professor Dinggang Shen serving as Co-EICs. At the same time, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Professor Stefano Omboni, the previous EIC of the journal, whose term ended at the beginning of the year, for his dedication and hard work in the development of the journal over the past year or so.
Prof. Zhang is the founding Director and Chairman of the Hong Kong Centre for Cerebro-cardiovascular Health Engineering (COCHE). He was a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and worked as the Sensing and System Architect at Apple Inc. He was also the founding Director of the Key Lab for Health Informatics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the CAS-SIAT Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering. Prof. Zhang served as the founding EIC of the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and the EIC of IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering. His research interests include cardiovascular health informatics, unobtrusive sensing and wearable devices, BSN/BAN security, neural muscular modeling, and pHealth technologies. He has received a number of international awards, including IEEE-EMBS best journal paper awards, IEEE-EMBS Outstanding Service Award, IEEE-SA 2014 Emerging Technology Award, IEEE SA Award for contributions to standard development, IEEE Greece Chapter Award for recognizing his contributions to biomedical and health informatics, and the Grand Award on e-Health from Asia Pacific ICT Alliance in Melbourne. Additionally, he has been elected as a Fellow of IAMBE, IEEE, AIMBE, and AIAA for his contributions to the development of wearable and m-Health technologies.
Prof. Deen is a Distinguished University Professor and the Director of the Micro- and Nano-Systems Laboratory at McMaster University, Canada. He has been elected to Fellow/Academician status in thirteen national academies and professional societies, including the World Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada, the CAS, the National Academy of Sciences - India, IEEE, and APS. He served as the elected President of the Academy of Science, the Royal Society of Canada, from 2015 to 2017. Most recently (Nov 2022), he was elected the inaugural Vice President (North) of the World Academy of Sciences, representing the developed countries. His current research interests are nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, data analytics, and their emerging applications to health and environmental sciences.
Prof. Shen (a Fellow of IEEE, AIMBE, IAPR, and MICCAI) is the Founding Dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering at ShanghaiTech University, China, and also Co-CEO of Shanghai United Imaging Intelligence Co., Ltd. Before joining ShanghaiTech, he was a tenured Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), USA. Prof. Shen has been involved in the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence in medical image computing for a long time, including early brain development, early diagnosis, and the prediction of Alzheimer's disease, and the diagnosis, prognosis, and radiotherapy of brain tumor, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. He is a pioneering scientist who has carried out imaging AI research all over the world and is one of the first to apply deep learning to medical imaging (2012).
The renaming of the journal to CHATmed was a well-considered decision made by Prof. Zhang in consultation with Prof. Deen and Prof. Shen, as well as the Editorial Office. This decision was based on careful consideration of the future development of the journal, the evolving landscape of the healthcare industry, and the changing needs of the field. It is believed that by integrating ChatGPT with the connected health field, CHATmed can accelerate the development of innovative solutions to address the complex challenges facing the healthcare industry today. As such, CH will cease publication in 2023 and will continue to be published under the name of CHATmed. As a newly added feature, the titles, authors, and abstracts of all accepted papers under CHATmed will be published in 10 different languages, including both English and the language of the country of the first author. The Editorial Office is confident that under the leadership of Prof. Zhang, Prof. Deen, and Prof. Shen, CHATmed will continue to grow and flourish, and we look forward to working closely with them to develop innovative ways to promote the journal, enhance its impact in the field of telemedicine and connected health, and develop it into a top-ranked international journal in the field.