Editor Elected to National Academies of Practice

TULSA, OKLAHOMA—Clinician's Brief is proud to announce that its Editor, Indu Mani, DVM, DSc, has been elected as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow to the National Academies of Practice (NAP).

The NAP advises the US Congress on the healthcare system and recognizes distinguished practitioners and scholars from 10 different health professions from both the veterinary and human medicine areas of specialization. Members of the NAP, chosen by peers as those who have made a significant contribution to their profession, compose this interdisciplinary group of healthcare practitioners designed to promote affordable and accessible healthcare for all members of the American family.

Practicing veterinary medicine for nearly 20 years, Dr. Mani earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Colorado State University and her doctorate of science in immunology and infectious diseases from Harvard University. Dr. Mani, passionate about improving the quality of life of all species, is a member of the Website Advisory Board (Hon.) for the One Health Initiative, which fosters enhanced collaboration and cooperation among physicians, veterinarians, and other scientific health and environmental professionals.

"I am excited to continue forging connections within and outside the veterinary field to enhance interdisciplinary health care and research," says Dr. Mani, who currently practices at Natick Animal Clinic, in Natick Massachusetts. "It's an incredible opportunity."

Further, Dr. Mani is a reviewer for Emerging Infectious Diseases, the journal of the Centers for Disease Control. She has been published in several journals, including the Journal of Infectious Diseases, Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences of the United States of America, Journal of Virology, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Topics in Companion Animal Medicine, and the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. "Veterinary medicine and veterinary medical practice are unique among the health professions in that its objectives are to enhance the health, care, productivity and well-being of animals as well as the safety of animal products used by people. In fulfilling these objectives, veterinary medicine contributes to human health, welfare and quality of human life," says the National Academies of Practice.

The NAP, founded in 1981, publishes the Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare, which focuses on interprofessional healthcare topics such as education, practice, policy, and research. The organization holds annual national forums to promote its goals.