Jennifer Pollock, Ph.D.

Jennifer Pollock, Ph.D., professor in the Division of Nephrology in the Department of MedicineSchool of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the new president of the American Physiological Society. Pollock was elected by APS membership and takes office April 30, 2021.

Physiology is a broad area of scientific inquiry that focuses on how molecules, cells, tissues and organs function in health and disease. The American Physiological Society connects a global, multidisciplinary community of more than 10,000 biomedical scientists and educators as part of its mission to advance scientific discovery, understand life and improve health. The Society drives collaboration and spotlights scientific discoveries through its 16 scholarly journals and programming that support researchers and educators in their work.

Pollock is the co-director of the Department of Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine and co-director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences TL1 Predoctoral Training Program at UAB. Pollock is also the director of the Kidney Pipeline Programs, which include the PRIME T32 training program, the UAB KURE R25 summer undergraduate research training program and the UAB PROmoTE R25 team science research training program. She earned her doctorate in biological chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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