George J. Netto, MD, professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will assume the role of editor in chief of Modern Pathology, the scientific journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology in 2020.
USCAP is a professional organization providing continuing medical education and translational research to improve practices and patient outcomes globally. USCAP employs modern educational delivery methods using digital assets to prepare pathologists for next-generation learning and make possible outreach to colleagues working in low-resource countries.
As editor, Netto will succeed John Eble, MD, of the Indiana University School of Medicine, who spent 20 years in the role.
"Under the leadership of Dr. Eble, Modern Pathology has made great strides to expand its scope as one of the most prominent journals in the field," Netto said. "And while the revolutionary progress in human genomics will continue to offer a major source of content to Modern Pathology, we will make an effort to seek manuscripts on the emerging areas of predictive biomarkers for immune therapy, the promising impact of machine learning and artificial intelligence on digital pathology and bioinformatics."
Modern Pathology has an impact factor of 6.365 in journals for pathology, placing it in the top five percent of the 12,500 journals with impact factors.