Newswise — Rockville, Md. (May 20, 2019)—The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its new leadership: President Meredith Hay, PhD, FAPS; President-elect Linda Samuelson, PhD, FAPS; and Councilors Sue Bodine, PhD, FAPS; Jason Carter, PhD; and Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde, PhD, FAPS. The new officers were elected by APS membership and took office last month at the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology (EB) in Orlando, Fla.

Meredith Hay, PhD, FAPS, is a professor of physiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute. She earned her doctorate of pharmacology from the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSCSA) at San Antonio.

Hay was an assistant professor at UTHSCSA from 1993 to 1996 before becoming an associate professor and attaining tenure at the University of Missouri from 1996 to 2005. From 2001 to 2005, she was the director of the National Center for Gender Physiology at the University of Missouri and in 2002 was named the assistant to the vice president of academic affairs for the University of Missouri system. In 2005, Hay moved to Iowa to become vice president for research and a professor at the University of Iowa. From 2008 to 2011, she served as the executive vice president and provost of the University of Arizona.

An active member of APS for three decades, Hay chaired the Finance Committee from 2015 to 2018 and was elected a Fellow of the APS (FAPS) in 2017. She has served on the Membership and Education committees and on the editorial board for the American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory Physiology.

Linda Samuelson, PhD, FAPS, is the John A. Williams Collegiate Professor of Gastrointestinal Physiology and interim director of the Center for Organogenesis at the University of Michigan, where she has worked since 1991. Samuelson earned a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Chicago.

Samuelson has served APS for many years as a councilor of the Gastrointestinal and Liver Section Steering Committee and a member of the Committee on Committees and the Publications and Finance committees. She is a past associate editor of Physiological Genomics, a current member of the American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology editorial board and the editor-in-chief of APSselect, APS’ monthly collection of the “best of the best” research articles.

Her honors include the APS Takeda Distinguished Research Award and the American Gastroenterological Association’s Grossman and Funderburg Awards. Samuelson received her FAPS designation in 2015.

Sue Bodine, PhD, FAPS, is a professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Prior to that, she was a faculty member at the University of California, Davis and the University of California, San Diego. She earned a doctorate in kinesiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. A member of APS since 1989, she received a FAPS designation in 2017.

Bodine is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Physiology; has served as associate editor for the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism, the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology and the Journal of Applied Physiology; and as an editorial board member of the journal Physiology. She is an active member and former councilor of the Environmental and Exercise Physiology (EEP) Section. Her awards include the Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship of the APS EEP Section. Bodine is also a member of the National Institutes of Health grant review panel on aging systems and geriatrics and was a former chair and member of the skeletal muscle and exercise physiology review panel.

Jason Carter, PhD, is a professor and former chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology at Michigan Technical University (MTU), where he has worked since 2002. He currently serves as associate vice president for research development. Carter received his doctorate in the biological sciences from MTU. He has also been an adjunct/visiting faculty member at the University of Chicago and Mayo Clinic. 

Carter has served on several APS committees, including the Joint Program Committee, Committee on Committees and the Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation (NCAR) Section steering committees. He is the co-founder and former president of the Michigan Physiological Society and an associate editor of the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. Carter’s honors include research recognition awards from the NCAR, Central Nervous System and Teaching sections and APS research and teaching career enhancement awards. Leadership roles outside of APS include immediate past president of the American Kinesiology Association (2018–2019) and a Research Leader Fellow with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Council on Research.

Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde, PhD, FAPS, is a research physiologist at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Prior to her current position, she was an associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she also earned her doctorate in pharmacology.

Hinojosa-Laborde has been an APS member since 1990 and has served on the International Physiology, Long-Range Planning, Strategic Planning and Porter committees and was the Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section Chair and representative to the Committee on Committees. She received a FAPS designation in 2017 and is a member of the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology editorial board. She is a member and former chair of the American Heart Association’s Women and Minorities Leadership Committee.

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Physiology is the study of how molecules, cells, tissues and organs function in health and disease. Established in 1887, the American Physiological Society (APS) was the first U.S. society in the biomedical sciences field. The Society represents more than 10,000 members and publishes 15 peer-reviewed journals with a worldwide readership.



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