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Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD

Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD

President

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Suite 311 THT
1900 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35294-0006

Phone: 205-934-3624
sprabhu@uabmc.edu

Assistant: Alicia Farley, atfarley@uabmc.edu

Term of office: 2021

About Dr. Prabhu

Dr. Prabhu received a BS degree in Science from Penn State University and his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). After completing his fellowship, Dr. Prabhu remained on the faculty at UTHSCSA before moving to the University of Louisville. He joined University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011 as Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Prabhu has published extensively on the mechanisms of ventricular dysfunction, cardiac remodeling and heart failure. Dr. Prabhu serves as a Consulting Editor for Circulation Research and is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Prabhu has been a member of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation since 2013 and presently serves on Council. He is also a member of the Publications and Mentoring Committees.


Kenneth Nugent, MD

Kenneth Nugent, MD

President-elect

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Chief, Pulmonary Division
Department of Medicine
3601 Fourth Street
Lubbock, TX 79430

Phone: 806-743-6847
Fax: 806-743-3148
kenneth.nugent@ttuhsc.edu

Term of office: 2021

About Dr. Nugent

Kenneth Nugent graduated Washington University in St. Louis Medical School. He completed Internal Medicine residency training and Pulmonary Fellowship training at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He also completed a 2-year Research Associate training program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He is currently Professor of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is chief of the pulmonary and critical care division and program director for the pulmonary and critical care fellowship, and medical director of the intensive care unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock Texas and is the medical director for the South Plains College Respiratory Therapy program. Dr. Nugent is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and a Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Nugent's main research interests involves clinical pulmonary diseases, COPD and sleep effects in obese patients, and enjoys working on clinical projects with Internal Medicine residents and medical students. He has published a handbook on mechanical ventilation with several residents and faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Nugent has been a member the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation since 1989 and has been serving, since 2011, on the Editorial Board for The American Journal of the Medical Sciences.


Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD

Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD

Secretary-Treasurer

Emory University School of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
101 Woodruff Circle, WMRB 1301
Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-7254
Fax: 404-727-1300
vin.tangpricha@emory.edu

Term of office: 2019-2023

About Dr. Tangpricha

Dr. Tangpricha completed his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine and his residency and fellowship training in endocrinology at Boston University Medical Center. He completed his PhD in molecular medicine at Boston University on the topic of vitamin D and colon cancer.

Dr. Tangpricha is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, where he has been a faculty member since 2004. He serves as the program director for the endocrinology fellowship program and program director for the ABIM physician scientist pathway, internal medicine residency programs.

He was elected to the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation in 2013 and presently services on Council. He is also the Chair of the Website Committee and services on the Membership and Southern Regional Program Committees.


Don C. Rockey, MD

Don C. Rockey, MD

Past-President

Medical University of South Carolina
Chairman, Department of Medicine
96 Jonathan Lucas St, 803 CSB, MSC 623
Charleston, SC 29425

Phone: 843-792-2914
Fax: 843-792-5265
rockey@musc.edu

Assistant: Tina Kelly, kellyti@musc.edu

Term of office: 2020-2021

About Dr. Rockey

Dr. Rockey received his bachelor's degree in biology (summa cum laude) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1980. He earned his MD from the Medical College of Virginia, winning numerous awards for academic excellence during his 4 years in Richmond. Dr. Rockey completed his internship, residency and fellowships in gastroenterology at the University of California San Francisco, and he served his first academic appointments on the UCSF faculty. In 1997 Dr. Rockey joined the faculty at Duke University Medical Center as Chief of Hepatology and Director of the DUMC Liver Center in Durham, North Carolina. In 2005 he moved to Dallas, Texas to head the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern, and he was named to the Dr. Carey G. King Jr. and Dr. Henry M. Winans Sr. Chair in Internal Medicine. Dr. Rockey joined the Medical University of South Carolina in September 2012 as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Rockey's research efforts have been supported by the National Institutes of Health since 1989 and his current NIH funding includes grants totaling more than $3 million. He has also been very successful in securing research funding from other sources including foundations, associations and major medical corporations. The general focus of his basic science teams has been the study of wound healing using the liver as a model system. His clinical research interests revolve around establishing management strategies for patients with common gastrointestinal problems, especially GI bleeding, and the overall direction of these studies has been to help establish national patient management guidelines. He has authored more than 200 scientific papers dealing with GI-related topics and has presented many invited lectures at gastroenterology and hepatology symposia around the United States and throughout the world.

Dr. Rockey has served in a wide variety of positions with the major professional associations in his field. A member of the American Association of Physicians, the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American College of Physicians, he currently serves as president of the Association of Specialty Professors. He has served as a member of many NIH study sections including the Hepatobiliary Pathophysiology Study Section, and he has worked as Associate Editor for the liver-focused journals, Hepatology and Liver International.

Dr. Rockey joined the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation in 2013 and is presently a member of Council. He also serves on both the Publications and Finance Committees.


Joan Kemp

Joan Kemp

Executive Director

Southern Society for Clinical Investigation
6359 Tribute Lane
Dora, AL 35062

Phone: 205-648-8429
Cell: 205-566-6090
jkemp5@tulane.edu

About Ms. Kemp

Ms. Kemp serves as Executive Director of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation and has done so since 1991. In October of 2017, she retired from the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center after serving as the Director of Operations and Assistant to the Director 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
Fax: 504-988-1779
ssci@tulane.edu
pschmidt@tulane.edu

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.


Jesse Roman, MD, FACP, FACCP

Jesse Roman, MD, FACP, FACCP

Editor in Chief - The American Journal of the Medical Sciences

Thomas Jefferson University
Jane & Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute
834 Walnut Street, Suite 650 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-955-6591
Fax: 215-955-0830
jesse.roman@jefferson.edu

Term of office: 2017-2027


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
Cell: 843-471-4725
mccanns@musc.edu
ajms@musc.edu


Christina Halcomb

AJMS Assisting Managing Editor

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

Phone:502-852-7957
Fax: 502-852-6233
christina.marquardt@louisville.edu

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