The American Society of Clinical Investigators has elected OMRF scientist Judith James, M.D., Ph.D., to the post of secretary-treasurer. The Society has also named OMRF’s Paul Kincade, Ph.D., as an honorary member.
Established in 1908, the Society is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies. Physician-scientists from all medical specialties are elected to the Society for their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research.
James, an Oklahoma native, is an internationally recognized lupus and autoimmune disease researcher and rheumatologist. She leads OMRF’s Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Research Program and holds the Lou C. Kerr Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research at OMRF.
As secretary-treasurer, she will oversee elections for new members and helping retain the group’s focus on bringing up the next generation of clinical investigators. The Society is dedicated to supporting physician-scientists who make significant advances in patient-oriented care.
Kincade serves as OMRF’s vice president of research and also heads the foundation’s Immunobiology and Cancer Research Program. He holds the William H. and Rita Bell Chair in Biomedical Research at OMRF.
He joins OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D., and OMRF researchers James, Charles Esmon, Ph.D., Rodger McEver, M.D., Morris Reichlin, M.D., and Fletcher Taylor, M.D., as members of the group.