Longtime JAVMA editor Audin dies

Longtime JAVMA editor Audin dies

Jun 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

Dr. Janis H. Audin
SCHAUMBURG, ILL. — JAVMA Editor-in-Chief Janis H. Audin died April 22 following a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Audin, 58, was the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) editor-in-chief and director of the publications division since 1995.

She was appointed editor-in-chief emeritus on March 22 both to recognize her accomplishments and as a pathway for her to continue contributing to the publications division and the AVMA scientific journals, according to the AVMA.

"Dr. Janis Audin's heroic battle ended last evening at about 9 p.m. with family by her side," says Dr. Ron DeHaven, AVMA's CEO. "Her contributions to the journals, to the AVMA and the profession were profound, and we will be forever grateful. ... Between the professional journals, which she lived for, and the many lives she has touched and influenced, Janis Audin's legacy will live on at AVMA."

Audin continued working from AVMA headquarters as late as mid-February. When no longer able to come into the office, she went on medical leave but continued to provide direction to the publications division and leadership input to the association from home.

It was Audin's wish that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be sent to the AVMA Foundation (AVMF) and designated for animal health studies. Donations can be made online at http://www.avmf.org/ or sent to AVMF, Suite 100, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, Ill. 60173.

Associate Editor Kurt J. Matushek was appointed as interim division director and interim editor-in-chief.