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Editorial introductions

Section Editor(s): Moss, Alan C.; Schubert, Mitchell L.

Current Opinion in Gastroenterology: November 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 6 - p v
doi: 10.1097/MOG.0000000000000587

Current Opinion in Gastroenterology was launched in 1985. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of gastroenterology is divided into 12 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce one of the Section Editors for this issue.

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Alan C. Moss

Dr Moss is a nationally recognized expert in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. He is a leading innovator in novel approaches to diagnosis and therapy, having published over 150 papers, editorials and reviews in this field.

He serves on a number of key committees within national organizations, including the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA), the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, and the American Gastroenterology Association. Dr Moss’ research has been funded by NIH, AGA, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and industry partners.

Dr Moss holds degrees from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and University College Dublin, Ireland. He trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology in Dublin, Ireland, and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, USA. At BIDMC, he was Director of Translational Research and Program Director for their IBD Fellowship. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, USA.

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Mitchell L. Schubert

Dr Mitchell L. Schubert is currently Professor of Internal Medicine and Physiology at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Science Center, USA, as well as Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Director of Endoscopy at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Dr Schubert graduated from New York University, USA, in 1973 and Baylor College of Medicine, USA, in 1977. He completed an internal medicine residency and National Institutes of Health gastroenterology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. He joined the medical faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1982.

Dr Schubert has served on NIH and VA Study Sections as well as numerous American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and Veterans Administration committees. He is President of the Richmond Gastroenterological Society, Section Editor for Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, and Associate Editor for Digestive Diseases and Sciences.

Dr Schubert's research interests involve the study of acid-related disorders. His laboratory studies the regulation of gastric acid secretion in health and disease. Dr Schubert has been the recipient of the Veterans Administration Career Development Award, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Scholar Award, and has authored over 100 original papers and reviews including the chapters “Gastric Secretion” for Sleisenger and Fordtran's textbook, Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease and “Regulation of Gastric Acid Secretion” for Johnson's textbook, Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract.

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