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Drs. Michele Battle and Jonathan Katz named new leaders for CMGH

Starting July 1, 2024, CMGH will have new co-editors-in-chief.
New CMGH Co-Editors-in-Chief
New CMGH Co-Editors-in-Chief

AGA is excited to announce the new co-editors-in-chief of Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH).

Michele A. Battle, PhD, and Jonathan P. Katz, MD, will be taking over their new roles beginning July 1, 2024. 

Michele Battle, PhD

Dr. Battle is a professor in the department of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  

“In my role as co-editor-in-chief of CMGH, I look forward to working with Jonathan Katz to advance its longstanding mission to disseminate rigorous, reproducible and impactful digestive biology research.  I am excited to launch new initiatives including the addition of special topic editors who will cover themes relating to early career investigators and diversity, equity and inclusion.”

Dr. Katz is an associate professor of medicine in the department of medicine gastroenterology division, director of molecular pathology and imaging care, and director of the undergraduate student scholars program at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is also currently an associate editor for CMGH.

Dr. Jonathan P. Katz headshot

“I am honored to work with Michele Battle and the rest of our new CMGH board of editors.  Some of our goals are to expand CMGH outreach and engagement, incorporate more programs and opportunities for junior investigators, and provide rapid advancements and technical reports that drive research in the field.  As such, we will strive to ensure that CMGH remains the preeminent journal focused on high-impact, basic, mechanistic research in GI and hepatology.”

Drs. Battle and Katz are former AGA Research Foundation awardees, with Dr. Battle receiving an AGA Research Scholar Award in 2009 and Dr. Katz receiving the AGA Astra Merck Advanced Research Training Award in 1998.  

Over the next year, Drs. Battle and Katz will meet with the current editorial board and start to plan and develop new special sections and initiatives to bring to CMGH during their term.

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Battle and Katz on their new role as incoming co-editors-in chief!

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