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FacebookLiveOn Sunday, February 16, George J. Netto, M.D., professor and Robert and Ruth Anderson Endowed Chair of the UAB Department of Pathology, took part in a ceremonial transfer of editorial leadership of the journal Modern Pathology, the scientific journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Netto succeeds John Eble, M.D., Chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, as editor-in-chief of Modern Pathology. Eble served in that role for 20 years and built Modern Pathology into one of the country’s top pathology publications.

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.

Netto brings to the position a strong plan to continue evolving the journal with a new editorial team, a restructured review process, and an enhanced social media footprint.

“While the revolutionary progress in human genomics will continue to offer a major source of content to Modern Pathology, a robust effort will be made to seek original manuscripts on the emerging areas of predictive biomarkers for immune therapy, the promising impact of machine learning and artificial intelligence on digital pathology, and applied bioinformatics,” Netto said.

Modern Pathology has an impact factor of 6.365 and ranks 5/76 in journals for pathology, placing it in the top five percent of the 12,500 journals with impact factors.

The event, which streamed on Facebook Live, was part of a weekend-long course on Modern Pathology at the USCAP’s interactive learning headquarters in Palm Springs, California. Watch a video of the transition here.