Bolli reappointed to prestigious editor post
U of L cardiologist tabbed for another term as head of Circulation Research.
University of Louisville Dr. Roberto Bolli (right) continues as Editor-in-Chief of Circulation Research, while Dr. Aruni Bhatnager (left) serves as Deputy Editor.
The AHA recently reappointed Dr. Roberto Bolli to another five-year term as Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
"I view my editorship of Circulation Research not only as a tremendous honor but also as a unique opportunity to learn about the most recent research advances as well as to contribute to the overall direction of cardiovascular research," Bolli said. "I believe that being the site of the editorship of Circulation Research brings a tremendous amount of visibility and academic recognition to the University of Louisville.
"In addition, the editorship facilitates our efforts to recruit top fellows and faculty, and advance our research mission."
Founded in 1953, Circulation Research is the official journal of the American Heart Association and the most prestigious journal in basic and translational cardiovascular research in the world.
It is regarded as the most authoritative repository of new advances in cardiovascular medicine that are likely to impact the future of the field.
"Dr. Bolli has established a world-class clinical and research program in cardiology at the University of Louisville," Dr. Jesse Roman, Chairman of the U of L Department of Medicine said. "Knowing him and his passion for research, it is no surprise that the AHA asked Dr. Bolli to continue to lead their top research journal."
Since taking the lead role with Circulation Research, Bolli has worked to revolutionize every aspect of the journal from its format to overall editorial policy and philosophy.
"In the past four years, I have worked assiduously to elevate the journal to an ever higher status," Bolli said. "Never has a journal changed so much in such a short time. Visits to the journal website have increased almost 50%, and the impact factor in 2012 will jump from 9.5 to approximately 12.0."
The Editorial Board of Circulation Research includes the very best scientists in basic and translational cardiovascular research, including deputy editor and U of L cardiovascular researcher Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar, in addition to Drs. Eugene Braunwald, Eric Olson, Christine Seidman, and Jeffery Robbins.