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Arora serving as Circulation section editor

March 5, 2018
Written by Adam Pope

Pankaj Arora, M.D

Pankaj Arora, M.D., assistant professor in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease, has been selected to serve as section editor for Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine.

Arora will be involved in assigning manuscripts focused on genetics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics and precision medicine to peer reviewers, and will be recommending publishing decisions to the editor-in-chief. He will also serve as the reviews and clinical cases editor and will assist in the development of content for this section. His primary duties will involve coordinating and working under the general supervision and instruction of the editor-in-chief.

“I am thrilled by the opportunity to join the esteemed team of Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine,” Arora said. “My clinical and translational research laboratory is focused on natriuretic peptide deficiency states, implementation science, big data and how to accelerate the use of precision medicine to individualize clinical care in cardiology.”

Arora says the journal is based on a similar vision to achieve some of his goals.

“I am also invested in bringing opportunities like participating in genomic boot camps, getting involved in programming of the American Heart Association’s scientific sessions, opportunities to participate as a co-author in AHA scientific statements, and bringing a formal AHA mentor-mentee program to trainees at UAB, which will be especially helpful for the early-career investigators.”

The journal, one of 12 American Heart Association scientific journals, publishes research articles on human cardiovascular genetics, genomics and systems biology. Under its new name, Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine is a monthly, online publication. Circulation is a publication of the American Heart Association.