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Officers

C. Mel Wilcox, MD

C. Mel Wilcox, MD

President

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
619 South 19th Street, Room N572
Birmingham, AL 35294

Phone: 205-975-4958
melw@uab.edu

Term of office: 2017

About Dr. Wilcox

Dr. Wilcox graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1983. He completed his internship and residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He also received his master's in public health from UAB School of Public Health in 2007. Currently, Dr. Wilcox holds several academic positions at UAB, including professor of medicine and professor of surgery.

Dr. Wilcox has authored over 240 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and miscellaneous articles. His current research interests include includes the role of endoscopic therapy in the treatment of pancreaticobiliary diseases. He is a leading expert in the treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and disorders relating to pancreatiobiliary disease.

Dr. Wilcox has been serving as Professor of Medicine and the Division Director since joining University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2001. He is active in instruction with fellowship program as well as providing lectures and presentations on the treatment and procedures available for gastrointestinal disorders.

Dr. Wilcox has been a part of numerous educational and editorial boards, including serving as the editor-in-chief of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology from 2007-2012. Dr. Wilcox has authored the Atlas of Clinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, which is now in its third edition and has become the standard for educating trainees in endoscopy imaging. He has also served on the American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology Subspecialty Board. Since 1994, Dr. Wilcox has had an active role in American Gastroenterological Association, having also served as secretary-elect and secretary on the AGA Institute Governing Board from 2002-2004.

Dr. Wilcox has been a member of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation since 2011 and is member of Council. He presently serves on the Publications, Finance and Membership Committees. He also serves on the Editorial Board for The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, as section editor for Gastroenterology.


David M. Guidot, M.D.

David M. Guidot, M.D.

President Elect

Emory University School of Medicine
615 Michael Street
Suite 205-M
Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 404-712-2970
dguidot@emory.edu

Term of office: 2018-2019

About Dr.Guidot

Dr. David M. Guidot is the Jeffrey R. Pine Chaired Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at Emory University. He graduated from medical school at the University of Michigan in 1984 and performed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota from 1984-1987, which was followed by an additional year as the program's chief medical resident from 1987-1988. He then pursued fellowship training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado from 1988-1992 and joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1992 until he was recruited to Emory University in 1995 where he has been on the faculty for the past 20 years. At Emory he has served in numerous leadership roles including fellowship director, section chief at the Atlanta VA, and Chair of the University Research Committee. In 2009 he became division director and has led a dramatic growth in the division and its fellowship program.

Dr. Guidot's research focuses on the mechanisms by which chronic stresses such as alcohol abuse and HIV infection render individuals susceptible to pneumonia and lung injury, and he directs a translational research program that spans laboratory models to clinical trials in these areas. He has been funded by the NIH and the VA for his research throughout his career at Emory and has mentored more than twenty post-doctoral fellows as well as many more students and residents, and over the past 20 years has mentored and sponsored more than 50 trainees who attended the New Orleans Meeting and presented their research. He was elected to the SSCI in 1996 and has attended every Southern Regional Meeting since moving to Atlanta. He currently is a member of the SSCI Executive Council and is a passionate advocate for the SSCI and its missions.


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: 2017-2018

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.


Jesse Roman, MD, FACP, FACCP

Jesse Roman, MD, FACP, FACCP

Editor in Chief - The American Journal of the Medical Sciences

University of Louisville
Department of Medicine
550 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-852-5241
j.roman@louisville.edu

Term of office: 2017-present


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: 2017-2018

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.


Pamala Schmidt

Pamala Schmidt

Administrative Director

Southern Society for Clinical Investigation
1430 Tulane Ave #8451
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-988-6886
ssci@tulane.edu
pschmidt@tulane.edu

Term of office: 2017-2018

About Ms. Schmidt

Ms. Schmidt serves as Administrative Director of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation. In addition to her role at the SSCI, she is also the Assistant Director of the Center for Continuing Education at Tulane University.


Sarah McCann

Sarah McCann

AJMS Managing Editor

Medical University of South Carolina
Department of Medicine - Nephrology
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 829
Charleston, SC 29425-6290

Phone: (843) 792-0902
ajms@musc.edu


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