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New co–editors-in-chief named for CMGH


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.

Dr. Michelle Battle

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

Jonathan P. Katz, MD, associate professor of medicine in the department of medicine gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Jonathan P. Katz, MD

Dr. Jonathan P. Katz

“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,” said Dr. Katz, 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, Philadelphia. He is also currently an associate editor for CMGH.

Dr. Battle and Dr. 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, they 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 Dr. Battle and Dr. Katz on their new role as incoming co–editors-in chief.

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