Endocrine Society Names Richard O'Grady Chief Publications Officer

October 20, 2015

Contact: Aaron Lohr
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 202.971.3654
alohr@endocrine.org
Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery
Associate Director, Communications and Media Relations
Phone: 202.971.3655
jgingery@endocrine.org

Washington, DC - The Endocrine Society has hired Richard T. O’Grady, PhD, CAE, as Chief Publications Officer, effective September 28, 2015. 

O’Grady will oversee all aspects of the Society’s publishing enterprise, which includes five scholarly journals (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Endocrinology, Molecular Endocrinology, Endocrine Reviews and Hormones and Cancer), the magazine Endocrine News, and Endocrine Press, a publishing imprint that issues print and electronic books as well as journals for a broad audience of health care professionals and patients.O'Grady has 25 years combined experience in nonprofit and for-profit scholarly publishing and executive management. Prior to joining the Society, he served as Publisher and CEO of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), responsible for its monthly peer-reviewed journal, BioScience. During his tenure with AIBS, he co-founded the BioOne nonprofit publishing company in conjunction with society, university and library partners to place more than 180 scientific journals in an online, subscription based/open access hybrid model that has generated more than $30 million in revenue for the partnering society publishers to date.

Previously, O’Grady also served as a VP at Taylor & Francis Publishers, managing the company’s portfolio of scientific, technical, and medical books and journals, specializing in business development and acquisitions.

The author of more than two dozen peer-reviewed scientific research articles himself, O’Grady earned his BSc and PhD in biology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, his MSc in Biology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC.

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