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Respected Neuropathologist Appointed New Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Pathology

January 3, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, January 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

The editorial leadership of The American Journal of Pathology (AJP) passed to the
direction of esteemed neuropathologist Kevin A. Roth, M.D., Ph.D. on January 1, 2013.

Dr. Roth holds the Robert and Ruth Anderson Endowed Chair in Pathology at the
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Involved in experimental pathology research for
nearly 30 years, he published his first paper in AJP while an M.D., Ph.D. student at
Stanford University. Dr. Roth also possesses extensive editorial experience, having served
as an Associate Editor for AJP since 2003 and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of
Histochemistry and Cytochemistry from 2006 to 2010.

The AJP is the leading global forum for reporting quality original research on
cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease. With over 100 years of history, the Journal
is widely read by the pathology community and garners over 30,000 citations to its
articles each year (Source: 2011 Journal Citation Reports). Notably, Dr. Roth is also
currently serving as Special Editor of the AJP Centennial Project, a special review series
to celebrate the centennial of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP),
which owns AJP.

Dr. Roth has served as a Councilor for ASIP from 2010 to 2012, and is currently the
ASIP Vice President. His term as ASIP President begins in 2014. Regarding his editorial
appointment, Dr. Roth stated, “It is a special honor to be named the new Editor-in-Chief
of The American Journal of Pathology in this centenary year. AJP, the official journal of
this esteemed society [ASIP], has historically been one of the most prestigious and
frequently cited journals in the field of pathology, and it is my intent to enhance
further the quality and recognition of the Journal.”

Dr. Roth completed his postdoctoral training at Washington University, where he rose
to professor in the Division of Neuropathology, Department of Pathology and Immunology,
and in the Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology. Dr. Roth moved to UAB in 2002
and served as Director of the Division of Neuropathology until his appointment as Chair of
Pathology in 2008.

Dr. Roth, a renowned researcher on the molecular regulation of neuronal cell death,
was the founding director of the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, an
interdisciplinary collaboration for neuroscience research, clinical care, and education.
The long-term goals of Dr. Roth’s own research are to understand the role of cell death in
normal nervous system development and its significance in neuropathological conditions
including nervous system neoplasia.

AJP, published by Elsevier, is owned by and is the official journal of ASIP. ASIP’s
Executive Officer, Mark E. Sobel, M.D., Ph.D., summarized ASIP’s selection of Dr. Roth by
saying, “Dr. Roth is well recognized within the academic pathology community as well as
the broad discipline of experimental biology, from which AJP draws its authors. Dr. Roth
has chosen ASIP Past President and fellow AJP Associate Editor Martha Furie, Ph.D.,
Professor in the Center for Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook University, as his Senior
Associate Editor. With the appointments of Drs. Roth and Furie, the Society leadership
looks forward with excitement to what this team will bring to the editorial direction of
ASIP’s flagship journal, AJP, ensuring a synergistic relationship between the Journal and
the Society.”

Jay M. McDonald, M.D., himself former UAB Chair of Pathology (1990 to 2008) and
Editor-in-Chief of AJP (2003 to 2008), praised ASIP’s choice: “Dr. Roth is an outstanding
academic pathologist, excelling in research, service, and teaching. He will be an
outstanding Editor-in-Chief for AJP.”

About The American Society for Investigative Pathology

The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) is a society of biomedical
scientists who investigate mechanisms of disease. Investigative pathology is an
integrative discipline that links the presentation of disease in the whole organism to its
fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms. It uses a variety of structural,
functional, and genetic techniques and ultimately applies research findings to the
diagnosis and treatment of diseases. ASIP advocates for the practice of investigative
pathology and fosters the professional career development and education of its members.

About The American Journal of Pathology

The American Journal of Pathology (http://ajp.amjpathol.org), official journal of
the American Society for Investigative Pathology, seeks to publish high-quality, original
papers on the cellular and molecular biology of disease. The editors accept manuscripts
that advance basic and translational knowledge of the pathogenesis, classification,
diagnosis, and mechanisms of disease, without preference for a specific analytic method.
High priority is given to studies on human disease and relevant experimental models using
cellular, molecular, animal, biological, chemical, and immunological approaches in
conjunction with morphology.

The leading global forum for reporting quality original research on cellular and
molecular mechanisms of disease, The American Journal of Pathology is the most highly
cited journal in Pathology – over 38,000 cites in 2011 – with an Impact Factor of 4.890
according to 2011 Journal Citation Reports(R) Thomson Reuters.

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For more information on Dr. Roth, please contact Meghan Davis, Media Specialist,
University of Alabama at Birmingham. Phone: +1-205-934-3884; e-mail: meghancd@uab.edu.

For more information on The American Journal of Pathology or the American Society for
Investigative Pathology, please contact Dr. Audra E. Cox, Managing Editor, The American
Journal of Pathology, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda MD 20814. Phone: +1-301-634-7409; Fax:
+1-301-634-7961; Email: acox@asip.org

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