American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Proud to Announce New Editor-in-Chief for Human Immunology

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ASHI is excited to announce that Amy Hahn, PhD, D(ABHI) has been appointed to the position of Editor-in-Chief of Human Immunology, the official scientific journal of ASHI.

Amy Hahn, PhD, D(ABHI)

“I’m really excited about taking on the challenge of being Editor-in-Chief of Human Immunology after many years of being on the editorial board and a section editor.”

The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) is excited to announce that Amy Hahn, PhD, D(ABHI) has been appointed to the position of Editor-in-Chief of Human Immunology, the official scientific journal of ASHI, after serving as the interim Editor-in-Chief over the past four months. ASHI is an international society of professionals dedicated to advancing the science, education and application of immunogenetics and transplant immunology.

“In the past few months Dr. Amy Hahn, serving as an interim Editor-in-Chief, infused new life into Human Immunology, the flagship publication of ASHI” said ASHI President, Anat Tambur, DMD, PhD, D(ABHI). “The section editors are invigorated, an outstanding Editorial Coordinator has been recruited, and we are significantly transforming the authors’ experience. Given the incredible work that Dr. Hahn has put in during the last few months, her vision for further improvement and her immaculate track record volunteering for ASHI in different roles, the ASHI Board of Directors is very enthusiastic to announce that Dr. Hahn has agreed to remain as Editor-in-Chief for the next three years.”

Leslie Clark, the journal’s Editorial Coordinator, is also very excited about Dr.Hahn’s acceptance of this role. "Amy has been wonderful in finding ways to help the section editors handle their assigned papers more efficiently” said Clark. “Papers are moving through the system quickly. The number of inquiries from authors about the status of their manuscripts has dropped to zero, which is an incredible accomplishment. She also spearheaded the revision of the journal's aims and scope, which we hope will reduce the number of inappropriate submissions. It is a joy to work with Amy!"

Dr. Hahn brings more than 25 years of experience in the histocompatibility and immunogenetics community and has served as the director of the Albany Medical College Transplantation Immunology Laboratory since 1997. In addition to her impressive work experience, Hahn holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Hahn has a very clear vision for the future of Human Immunology. “I’m really excited about taking on the challenge of being Editor-in-Chief of Human Immunology after many years of being on the editorial board and a section editor” said Hahn. “My first goal was to streamline the processes for handling submitted manuscripts. With that accomplished, I’m looking toward the future by revising the aims and scope to better fit the needs of the histocompatibility and immunogenetics community and attract more high quality manuscripts relevant to our interests.”

About the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics:
The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) is a not-for-profit association of clinical and research professionals including immunologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, transplant physicians and surgeons, pathologists and technologists. As a professional society involved in histocompatibility, immunogenetics and transplantation, ASHI is dedicated to advancing the science and application of histocompatibility and immunogenetics; providing a forum for the exchange of information; and advocating the highest standards of laboratory testing in the interest of optimal patient care.

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