Nelson Fausto, professor and chair of pathology, has been elected president of the American Society for Investigative Pathology.
The society focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease. It publishes the American Journal of Pathology and the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Fausto is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, and was editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Pathology for 10 years.
Fausto joined the UW in 1994, after chairing the Department of Pathology at Brown University in Providence, R.I., for 12 years. He was on the faculty at Brown for nearly 30 years. Earlier this year, he received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Liver Foundation for his work in liver regeneration, liver cancer, and hepatic stem cells.