Drummond Rennie is Adj. Professor of Medicine, The P.R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco. MD, Cambridge University. Research into cyanotic congenital heart disease and acute and chronic hypoxia in the Andes, Yukon, Alaska, the Alps, and Himalayas. Deputy editor first of the New England Journal of Medicine, when at Harvard, and then JAMA when at UCSF. With JAMA in 1986 originated and directed all 7 of the Congresses on Peer Review in Biomedical Publication to encourage research into the process of the publication of science. Co-directed the San Francisco Cochrane Center. Founder member of the CONSORT, QUOROM, MOOSE, STARD and STROBE initiatives to improve the reporting of clinical research. Member of the Commission on Research Integrity to the Public Health Service. Received the 2009 AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom & Responsibility.