Richard Peek, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center in Nashville, was named editor-in-chief of the American Gastroenterological Association's Gastroenterology journal, according to a release.
Here are four key notes:
1. Dr. Peek will begin his role at the publication in July 2016.
2. As new editor-in-chief, Dr. Peek will serve a five-year term.
3. Currently, Dr. Peek is the Mina Cobb Wallace Professor of Immunology and directs the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt.
4. Douglas Corley, MD, PhD, MPH, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, has been named the journal's first deputy editor-in-chief.
5. Dr. Peek received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and completed his fellowship at Vanderbilt.