John Johnson has been a faithful member of our editorial board for 6 years. He has been a stalwart in refereeing manuscripts in neonatology, an area in which we receive more articles than any other. In every instance, his opinion has been insightful, appropriately critical, and often of great help to authors. It is fitting that his essay in this issue deals with observations that he has made in this process.
John is currently professor and chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and pediatrician-in-chief at Children's Hospital of New Mexico. He has received many teaching, clinical, and research awards. He has also been active in regional, national, and international organizations. Most recently, he was elected chief of staff at the University of New Mexico Medical Center (1989-1991), and was named an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of the University of New Mexico Hospital (1989-1990). He is a current recipient of a research grant from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md, to the Rocky Mountain Center for the Biology of Development (1990-1995). He recently reported on fetal hyperinsulinemia and protein turnover in a rat model and on increasing breast milk for premature infants using a unique relaxation imagery audio tape.