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New editors appointed to CMGH

Congratulations to Klaus H. Kaestner, PhD, MSc, and Michael A. Pack, MD, new  co-editors-in-chief of Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH).

The next editorial team of the AGA’s basic and translational journal CMGH has been selected. Both editors are from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Kaestner is the Thomas and Evelyn Suor Butterworth Professor in Genetics. Dr. Pack is a Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology and is an attending gastroenterologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

CMGH debuted in 2015 with the mission of publishing impactful digestive biology research that ranges from mechanisms of normal function to pathobiology and covers a broad spectrum of themes in gastroenterology, hepatology, and pancreatology. CMGH is open access, published eight times a year, online-only and is indexed in Medline and PubMed Central. Carrying forward the tremendous success of the journal’s current editor-in-chief, Jerrold R. Turner, MD, PhD, AGAF, and his board of editors, Drs. Kaestner and Pack’s goals include advancing the impact and reputation of CMGH, ensuring the quality and fairness of the peer-review process and introducing new content that is important to the basic and translational research community.

Drs. Kaestner and Pack’s board of editors includes:

Jonathan Katz, MD

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Alison Simmons, MD, PhD

University of Oxford

Frank Tacke, MD, PhD

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische University

In response to the appointment, Dr. Kaestner said, “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to build on the success of the current editorial team, which has already made CMGH a go-to journal for outstanding digestive disease research. Our goals will be to extend the reach of the journal and to ensure its growth as the premier publication for basic research in gastroenterology and hepatology.”

Dr. Pack added, “The remarkable success achieved by CMGH is a testament to the skill and dedication of Dr. Turner and his associate editors, Drs. Goldenring, Rescigno and Wells, as well as the tremendous growth of impactful basic research in digestive organ biology and disease. Dr. Kaestner and I look forward to maintaining the retiring editorial team’s standard of excellence as we expand the CMGH readership and its visibility in the basic research community.”

Drs. Kaestner and Pack will begin their term in July 2019.