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The American College of Gastroenterology announces new co-editors-in-chief Jasmohan Bajaj, MD, of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Millie Long, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine, starting in 2022.

The American College of Gastroenterology today announced the new co-editors-in-chief of The American Journal of Gastroenterology, the official clinical journal of the ACG. The team of Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, professor in the VCU Department of Internal Medicine, and Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, associate professor in the UNC Department of Medicine, were approved by the ACG board of trustees thanks to their deep experience as AJG associate editors, their individual reputations as clinician-scientists, and their national leadership in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. They assume their new roles with the January 2022 issue.

Together Long and Bajaj will continue AJG’s tradition of clinical and educational excellence, along with ensuring diversity, prompt decisions, and focus on prospective experiences and randomized trials across the field of gastroenterology. They will be partners in leading ACG’s flagship journal into its next era.

“I believe that AJG is the premier clinical journal in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology and its strength is in its clinical relevance and applicability,” said Long. “As co-editors-in-chief, Dr. Bajaj and I will continue to foster that key strength and aim to publish clinically applicable manuscripts of interest to practicing clinicians that will improve the care of patients with gastrointestinal disorders.”

“The overall ethos is for the Red Journal to bolster the standing it currently holds as a ‘one-stop shop’ where our clinical readership can enhance their practice and patient management skills,” Bajaj said. “The overall vision for the journal is to ensure it continues to further the mission of the College and expands its reach, ensuring inclusivity while threading the needle between novelty, innovation, and education.”

The new co-editors-in-chief view the clinical guidelines developed by College members as practical, important, useful, and highly relevant to patient care. Guidelines will continue to be a centerpiece of the Red Journal, along with clinically relevant manuscripts and initiatives, pertinent clinical review articles, a continuation of the “How I Approach It” series, and an enhanced focus on clinical education.