I am very excited to announce the latest addition to the #SciAmBlogs network - Molecules to Medicine, by Dr. Judy Stone.

Judy Stone, MD is an infectious disease specialist, experienced in conducting clinical research. She is the author of Conducting Clinical Research, the essential guide to the topic. As she says, 'she survived 25 years in solo practice in rural Cumberland, Maryland, and is now broadening her horizons. She particularly loves writing about ethical issues, and tilting at windmills in her advocacy for social justice. As part of her overall desire to save the world when she grows up, she has become especially interested in neglected tropical diseases. When not slaving over hot patients, she can be found playing with photography, friends’ dogs, or in her garden.'

You can check out many years' worth of archives on her old blog Politics, Science, and Other Assorted Musings, or follow her on Twitter @drjudystone.

If you are a regular reader of the Scientific American Guest Blog, you have probably read several of Dr.Stone's previous posts:

Molecules to Medicine: Clinical Trials for Beginners

Molecules to Medicine: From Test-Tube to Medicine Chest

Lilly’s Shocker, or the Post-Marketing Blues

Molecules to Medicine: Pharma Trumps HIPAA?

Molecules to Medicine: Should pepper spray be put on (clinical) trial?

Molecules to Medicine: FDA at a Crossroads—a Tough Place to Be

Molecules to Medicine: Plan B: The Tradition of Politics at the FDA

Molecules to Medicine: “Conscience” Clauses versus Refusal: An Historical Perspective

Molecules to Medicine: When Religion Collides with Medical Care: Who Decides What Is Right for You?

A Taste of #TEDMED 2012: Appetizers

A Taste of #TEDMED 2012: Main Course

Molecules to Medicine: Have You Thanked a Clinical Researcher Today?

Molecules to Medicine: Public Health or Impaired Penises?

Now go and say Hi to Judy in the comments on her first post, then subscribe to or bookmark her blog so you don’t miss the future posts.