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Keeping doctors apprised of advancements in the rapidly changing medical field is a challenging responsibility. During the past decade, pediatrician Catherine D. DeAngelis (MED ’69)—a Pitt alumnus and trustee—has excelled at the task as editor in chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the most widely circulated medical journal in the world. She’s the first female chief in the publication’s 125-year history. This fall, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell named her a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania for her international contributions to medicine.