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Kenneth Nugent, MD

Kenneth Nugent, MD

President

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: 2022

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 & President-elect

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.


Leslie Gewin, MD

Leslie Gewin, MD

Secretary-Treasurer-elect

Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Phone: 314-747-1304
gewin@wustl.edu

Term of office: 2022

About Dr. Gewin

Leslie Gewin, MD, is a physician-scientist in the Division of Nephrology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and a Staff Physician at the Nashville VA. Her research interest focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying chronic kidney disease progression. She runs a basic science lab funded by both the NIH and the VA that studies how renal tubular epithelia respond to injury and how these responses promote repair or fibrosis. Dr. Gewin is particularly interested in the role of growth factors and altered metabolism in modulating these epithelial responses. She also attends on the general internal medicine wards and the nephrology consult service at the Nashville VA. Dr. Gewin is passionate about teaching and supporting the next generation of physician-scientists. She is Co-director of the Kidney Student Research Training Program, which places medical students in a lab for a mentored research experience during the summer between first and second years. To advocate for the careers of women investigators, Dr. Gewin has been involved as a Councilor on Women in Nephrology, an international group that provides mentorship and professional development to both men and women in nephrology. Dr. Gewin is also a fellow and current Councilor of Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) and has served as a judge for the SSCI's Nephrology Young Investigators' Forum since 2019.


Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD

Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD

Past 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.


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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