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- About APS
APS is governed by an elected Council consisting of the President, the President Elect, the immediate Past President—each serving a one-year term in that office—and nine Councilors—each serving a three-year term, with three Councilors being retired each year. Newly elected officers begin their term at the end of the annual meeting each spring.
The Council meets for three two-day meetings each year: at the Society’s annual meeting in the spring; at a joint meeting with APS Committee Chairs meeting in the summer; and at a joint session with the Section Advisory Committee in the fall.
2020 APS Council
Linda Samuelson, PhD, FAPS
University of Michigan
Linda C. Samuelson, PhD, FAPS, FAAAS, is the John A. Williams Collegiate Professor of Gastrointestinal Physiology and director of the Center for Cell Plasticity and Organ Design at the University of Michigan, where she has worked since 1991. Samuelson earned a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Chicago.
An APS member since 1995, Samuelson has served the Society in multiple roles. She is a former member of APS Council, the Gastrointestinal & Liver Section Steering Committee and is a past chair of the Committee on Committees. Samuelson also served on the Publications and Finance committees and is a past associate editor of Physiological Genomics. She is a current member of the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology editorial board and is the editor-in-chief of APSselect, APS’ monthly collection of the “best of the best” research articles.
Samuelson’s honors include the APS Takeda Distinguished Research Award, Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lectureship and the American Gastroenterological Association’s Grossman and Funderburg Awards. Samuelson became a Fellow of the APS (FAPS) in 2015 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2019.
Meredith Hay, PhD, FAPS
University of Arizona
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 a doctorate of pharmacology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Hay served as the executive vice president and provost of the University of Arizona and before that was vice president for research at the University of Iowa.
An active member of APS for three decades, Hay is the current chair of the Finance Committee and was elected a Fellow of the APS (FAPS). She has served on the Membership and Education committees and on the editorial board for the American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory Physiology.
Jennifer Pollock, PhD, FAPS
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jennifer Pollock, PhD, FAPS, FAHA, holds an endowed professorship in nephrology in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is also the co-director of the Department of Cardio-Renal Physiology & Medicine and co-director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences TL1 Predoctoral Training Program at UAB. Pollock earned a doctorate in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Pollock has been an APS member since 1997. Past leadership roles include secretary-treasurer and chair of the Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis Section, member of the Nominating and Section Advisory committees and organizer of multiple conference and symposia programs. She is a past member of the Science Policy Committee and APS Council and contributes to the editorial and peer review processes for the American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology, American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology and American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.
Her honors include numerous awards for outstanding research and mentoring, the American Heart Association Established Investigator Award and the American Heart Association Harriet Dustan Award for Outstanding Hypertension Research. She has received the APS Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award and the APS Starling Distinguished Lecturer Award. Pollock received FAPS status in 2016 and is a Fellow of the American Heart Association.
Scott Steen, FASAE, CAE
Secretary & Executive Director
American Physiological Society
Scott Steen, CAE, FASAE, was appointed as the executive director of the American Physiological Society in July of 2018. The Society is a global leader in expanding knowledge related to biological function, championing the importance of physiology for achieving breakthroughs in health, disease and our understanding of life. Previously, Scott led two science-focused organizations: the American Ceramic Society – a science and engineering society - and, most recently, American Forests. During his tenure at both organizations, he presided over substantial increases in revenue, membership growth, innovation, and member engagement.
While Scott was president & CEO of American Forests, membership tripled, the organization launched several new, high profile initiatives, and operating revenue nearly doubled. The organization also received media coverage in such outlets as The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and NPR, and was named one of the best managed environmental charities in America by Outside Magazine. Scott has also served as chief strategy officer at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and chief operating officer of the Center for Association Leadership, a think tank and education center for association managers and leaders. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), a fellow of ASAE, and a frequent author and speaker on topics that include managing organizational change, creating cultures that support innovation, storytelling as a leadership tool, branding, member engagement, and future trends in association management.
Sue Bodine, PhD, FAPS
University of Iowa
Sue Bodine, PhD, FAPS, is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Iowa. She earned a doctorate in kinesiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. A member of APS since 1989, she was elected a Fellow of the APS in 2017.
Bodine 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 was most recently on the editorial board of the journal Physiology. She is an active member—and former councilor—of the Environmental and Exercise Physiology (EEP) Section. 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 skeletal muscle and exercise physiology. “I am committed to working hard for the [APS] membership to advance the Society and physiology research,” Bodine said.
Jason R. Carter, PhD
Montana State University
Jason Carter, PhD, is vice president for research, economic development and graduate education at Montana State University (MSU). Prior to joining MSU, he was associate vice president for research at Michigan Technological University (MTU). Carter received his doctorate in the biological sciences from MTU, and has been adjunct/visiting faculty at the University of Chicago and the 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 president-elect of the American Kinesiology Association in 2017 and a seat on the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Council on Research. “I value creativity, hard work, humility and the value of networking. I will bring these unique experiences and perspectives to [APS] Council in an effort to advance APS,” Carter said.
Michael Hedrick, PhD, FAPS
California State University, East Bay
Michael Hedrick, PhD, FAPS, is a professor in the Department of Biological Science at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB). He earned his PhD in zoology from the University of British Columbia in Canada. Hedrick is a former department and academic senate chair. An APS member since 1991, Hedrick is a past chair of the Comparative & Evolutionary Physiology Section and has served on the Nominating, Section Advisory and Publications committees. He is on the editorial boards of multiple physiology journals, including the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, and for APSselect.
His honors include appointment as a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and outstanding professor awards. Hedrick received FAPS status in 2018.
Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde, PhD, FAPS
US Army Institute of Surgical 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 representative to the Committee on Committees. She was elected a Fellow of the APS in 2017 and is a member of the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology editorial board. Service outside APS includes membership and former chair of the American Heart Association’s Women and Minorities Leadership Committee. “My focus will be to ensure that APS remains relevant to its members and continues to contribute to the success of the future leaders of APS,” Hinojosa-Laborde said.
William F. Jackson, PhD
Michigan State University
William F. Jackson, PhD, is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at Michigan State University (MSU). He earned his PhD in physiology from MSU. An APS member since 1978, Jackson has served the Society as a member of the Education, Joint Program and APS Fellows committees and the Committee on Committees. He is the current past chair of the APS Cardiovascular Section and continues to serve on the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology. Jackson is also a longtime reviewer for the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology and the Journal of Applied Physiology.
Jackson is a former president of the Microcirculatory Society and a past editor-in-chief of the journal Microcirculation. Other honors include the Medical College of Georgia’s Outstanding Young Faculty Award, Western Michigan University’s Distinguished Scholar Award and the Microcirculatory Society’s Pharmacia Award.
David L. Mattson, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
David Mattson, PhD, is a professor of physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). He was awarded his doctorate in physiology from MCW as well. Mattson has served on the editorial boards of several APS journals, including the American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory Physiology, American Journal of Physiology—Renal Physiology, American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology and Physiological Genomics. He is active in the Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section, having served as the section’s representative to the Committee-on-Committees and Joint Programs Committee. Mattson is also a current member of the American Heart Association’s Milwaukee board of directors.
Timothy I. Musch, PhD, FAPS
Kansas State University
Timothy Musch, PhD, FAPS, is a University Distinguished Professor in the kinesiology, anatomy and physiology departments at Kansas State University. He received his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin before pursuing postdoctoral studies at Southwestern Medical School in Texas. Musch is an APS fellow and has received a number of APS honors, including the Arthur C. Guyton Award, Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section Honor Award and Journal of Applied Physiology Top Reviewer for 2013 and 2016.
An APS member for more than 40 years, Musch has served on a variety of APS committees, including Public Affairs, Animal Care and Experimentation, and Education.
Ann Schreihofer, PhD, FAPS
North Texas Health Science Center
Ann Schreihofer, PhD, FAPS, is a professor of physiology and anatomy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She earned her PhD in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh. An APS member since 1993, Schreihofer has served on a variety of APS committees, including the Women in Physiology and Joint Program committees and is a past chair of the Section Advisory and the Central Nervous System (CNS) Section steering committees. She is an associate editor for the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.
Schreihofer’s honors include the CNS Section’s New Investigator Award, the Michael Brody New Investigator Award, the Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator Award and the Henry Pickering Bowditch Lectureship. She received FAPS status in 2015.
Larissa A. Shimoda, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Larissa Shimoda, PhD, is a professor of medicine and director of bench research in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She earned a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Marquette University before completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Among Shimoda’s professional honors are the APS Giles Filley Memorial Award and Henry Pickering Bowditch Lecturer Award.
Shimoda has been an active APS member since 1993, when she attended her first Society meeting. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Physiology and Physiological Reports and has been an associate editor of American Journal of Physiology—Lung, Cellular and Molecular Physiology since 2015. Shimoda is a current member of the Respiration Section Steering and Porter Physiology committees and was the Respiration Section Chair from 2014 to 2017.
Ex-Officio Members of CouncilKirsteen Browning, PhD, Joint Program Committee Chair
David Gutterman, MD, FAPS, Publications Committee Chair
Laura McCabe, PhD, Science Policy Committee Chair
Jeffrey Osborn, PhD, Education Committee Chair
Sean Stocker, PhD, Section Advisory Committee Chair
Paul Welling, MD, Finance Committee Chair