Dr. Loren Wold of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Life Sciences

November 21, 2012

Loren E. Wold, PhD, FAHA, principal investigator in the Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Life Sciences effective January 1, 2013. The journal’s editorial office will relocate to The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s after nearly 40 years at The University of Arizona, where Dr. Wold will lead the team of Executive Editors and more than 40 Associate Editors.

Life Sciences is an international weekly journal that was started by Dr. Bernard B. Brodie at Duke University in 1962 and moved to The University of Arizona in 1973. The journal publishes articles that emphasize the molecular, cellular and functional basis of therapy, highlighting mechanisms that are relevant to all aspects of human disease and translation to patients.

Dr. Wold is a tenured Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine. He is also an Investigator in the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology at OSU. Dr. Wold’s National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association funded research program focuses on the effects of environmental triggers of disease, particularly heart disease. He completed his undergraduate degree at Boston University (1997), graduate school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2003) and post-doctoral studies at the Heart Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA (2005). Dr. Wold is currently an Executive Editor of Life Sciences.

NOTE TO EDITOR:  Dr. Wold is a resident of Gahanna, OH 43230.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.