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SLU Physical Therapy Faculty Member Named BJSM Deputy Editor

Saint Louis University (SLU) Program in Physical Therapy Assistant Professor Olu Owoeye, Ph.D., MS, BPT, was recently named a deputy editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) in the fields of injury prevention and implementation science. Publishing 24 issues a year, the BJSM serves the international sports medicine community, including 25 clinical societies that reach over 13,000 members.

Olu Owoeye
SLU Program in Physical Therapy Assistant Professor Dr. Owoye was recently named a deputy editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine

Dr. Owoeye was thrilled to learn he would get to serve his field as a deputy editor and to accomplish a career milestone for which he had been striving.

“I have always wanted to be on the editorial board of a prestigious journal in my research field, but to be appointed to serve on the editorial board of the BJSM at an early stage in my career is surreal and I am grateful,” Dr. Owoeye said. “An appointment specific to my research interests – injury prevention and implementation science – makes it even more exciting!”

In addition to being affiliated with a premiere journal of sports medicine, Dr. Owoeye discussed another motivation for pursuing the BJSM deputy editor position.

“There is a need for equity in sports and exercise medicine, including sports physical therapy research and practice,” Dr. Owoeye said. “Having a platform to advocate for more representation and support for rigorous scientific work from the global south and low-income countries is important.”

SLU Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Chairperson Chris Sebelski, Ph.D., PT, DPT, believes Dr. Owoeye’s skill set will make him a great fit for the deputy editor position.

“The department is very proud of Dr. Owoeye’s appointment as Deputy Editor, Injury Prevention and Implementation Science, for the British Journal of Sports Medicine,” Dr. Sebelski said. “This prestigious, peer-reviewed journal is well known for its authoritative research and debates in sport and exercise medicine. Dr. Owoeye explores the generation and translation of knowledge that informs the prevention of sport-related injuries and associated consequences in youth and young adults. Dr. Owoeye’s appointment speaks to his expertise and his successes.”

The BJSM is a multi-media portal that provides original research, reviews and debate relating to clinically relevant aspects of sport and exercise medicine. Its web, print, video and audio material combine to serve the international community of clinicians who treat active people.

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