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Gailen D. Marshall, Jr., MD, PhD

Gailen D. Marshall, Jr., MD, PhD

President

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: 2019-2020

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.


Don C. Rockey, MD

Don C. Rockey, MD

President-elect

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

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

Term of office: 2019-2020

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.


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
vin.tangpricha@emory.edu

Term of office: 2019

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 Committes.


David M. Guidot, MD

David M. Guidot, MD

Past President

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

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

Term of office: 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 President-Elect of the SSCI and is a passionate advocate for the SSCI and its missions.


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
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
jesse.roman@jefferson.edu

Term of office: 2017-present


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


Christina Halcomb

AJMS Assisting Managing Editor

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

Phone: (502) 852-7957
christina.marquardt@louisville.edu

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