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Officers

Marie A. Krousel-Wood, MD

Marie A. Krousel-Wood, MD

President

Tulane University
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology Associate Provost for Health Sciences
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-988-5397
mawood@tulane.edu

Term of office: 2015-2016

About Dr. Krousel-Wood

Dr. Krousel-Wood is physician scientist and academic leader at Tulane University in New Orleans. She received her medical from Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans and holds a Master of Science in Public Health in epidemiology and biostatistics from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She completed residency training in General Preventive Medicine at Tulane University and is a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

She is actively engaged in clinical research, has over 90 peer-reviewed publications and reports, is the PI on NIH-funded career development award and site PI on clinical trials. She has held numerous leadership positions nationally including standing member and Chair of the National Institutes of Health Study Section, Health Services Organization and Delivery, President of Delta Omega national public health honorary society, member of the Board of Regents for the American College of Preventive Medicine, trustee of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and member of the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review (NIH-CSR) Advisory Council.

With a longstanding commitment to the SSCI, she serves on its Council, is chair of the Publications Committee, and is currently President of the SSCI 2015/2016.


Monica M. Farley, MD

Monica M. Farley, MD

President Elect

Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta VA Medical Center
Research Service
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Phone: 404-728-7688
mfarley@emory.edu

Term of office: 2016-2017

About Dr. Farley

Monica Farley is a Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), the Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine, and a Staff Physician at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Dr. Farley serves as the Emory/VA Principal Investigator for the Georgia Emerging Infections Program (EIP), a CDC-funded surveillance network of epidemiologic and clinical research groups focused on invasive bacterial pathogens, influenza and foodborne diseases. The surveillance program, in place in Atlanta since 1988 and currently covering a population of 5.2 million in Metropolitan Atlanta, has been highly productive, providing population-based assessment of the epidemiology and risk factors for a number of important bacterial infections, including pneumococcal disease and community-associated MRSA.

She is a Past-President of the American Federation for Medical Research and was a member of the FDA Advisory committee on Vaccines and Related Biological Products. Dr. Farley is the President-Elect for the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation and previously served as Secretary-Treasurer of the SSCI.


Gailen D. Marshall, Jr., MD, PhD

Gailen D. Marshall, Jr., MD, PhD

Secretary Treasurer

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 35216-4505

Phone: 601-815-5527
gmarshall@umc.edu

Term of office: 2015-2016

About Dr. Marshall

Gailen D. Marshall, Jr. MD, PhD, FACP is the Chair of Allergy and Immunology, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Vice Chair for Research, Director of the Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and Chief, Laboratory of Behavioral Immunology Research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He received both his PhD in Immunology and MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, began internal medicine training at the University of Iowa and completed his residency, chief residency and Allergy-Immunology fellowship at the University of Tennessee at Memphis.

His clinical interests include developing integrative approaches for the care of patients with inflammatory diseases such as allergy/asthma, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. His major research interests are focused on the effects of psychological stress and environmental factors on immune responses involved in inflammatory diseases and defining immune and genetic biomarkers with potential to identify individual stress susceptibility in healthy individuals and patients.

He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles, reviews, editorials and book chapters. He is an active speaker in regional, national and international venues. He has extensive editorial involvement with multiple journals around the world and currently serves as Editor-in-chief of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Dr. Marshall has been a member of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation since 2005 and presently serves as Secretary-Treasurer. He is also member of the Finance, Membership and Southern Regional Meeting Program Committees.


David W. Ploth, MD

David W. Ploth, MD

Editor in Chief - The American Journal of the Medical Sciences

Medical University of South Carolina
Division of Nephrology
Charleston, SC 29425-2220

Phone: (843) 792-4123
plothdw@musc.edu

Term of office: 2016-present

About Dr. Ploth

David W. Ploth, MD, is A.V. Williams, Jr. Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, S.C. Dr. Ploth is a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Medicine and trained in Medicine and Nephrology at the University of Chicago, the University of Iowa and the University of Munich. He rose to the rank of Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served from 1975 to 1987. He accepted the William's Professorship and Division Director position at MUSC in 1987 and stepped down from the Division Director position in 2011.

Dr. Ploth has basic research interests in renal physiology and pathophysiology of renal vascular hypertension. He also has research interests in the physiology and pathophysiology of the renin-angiotensin and kinin-kallikrein systems. His clinical interests focus on clinical nephrology and diagnosis and management of renal-vascular and essential hypertension.

He is past member of Council and President of the South Carolina Affiliate of the National Kidney Foundation. He served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) 1995-2003, served as President of the SSCI, 2003-2004. He presently serves as an Officer, is a member of Council and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Society's Journal, The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. In addition, Dr. Ploth serves as member of the Publications and Finance Committees. He is also guest speaker in the Visiting Professor Program.


Joan Kemp

Joan Kemp

Executive Director

Southern Society for Clinical Investigation
1824 Sixth Avenue South, WTI 205
Birmingham, AL 35294-3300

Phone: 205-934-5077
joankemp@uab.edu

Term of office: 2015-2016

About Ms. Kemp

Ms. Kemp serves as Executive Director of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation and has done so since 1991. In addition to her role at the SSCI, she is also the Director of Operations at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition to this role, she is also the Assistant to the Director of the UAB Cancer Center, having held both positions since 1969.

When she is not working for the SSCI or the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, she enjoys spending time with her family and her horses.


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