TIPS Leadership



Lee Hamm, MD, Chair, School of MedicineLee H. Hamm, MD
Senior Vice-President & Dean of the School of Medicine
James R. Doty Distinguished Professor and Chair
Co-Director Tulane Institute for Physician Scientists
Advisory Committee Chair

Dr. Lee Hamm is a physician scientist, ABIM certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. His research spans the translational research spectrum. Dr. Hamm serves as a co-investigator and mentor for the COBRE in Translational Research and the K12 Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH). In addition, he is the Co-PI of the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LACaTS) which fosters high quality translational research training, community engagement and research among the partner institutions (Tulane, LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans and Shreveport, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Xavier, Ochsner Health System) to address the most pressing health care needs in Louisiana. His commitment to and engagement in translational research across the spectrum from understanding basic science mechanisms to engaging in clinical and population health studies has fostered mentoring of students, trainees and junior physician scientists.


Marie A. Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPHMarie A. Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Provost for the Health Sciences
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs/Associate Dean for Public Health & Medical Education
Co-Director Tulane Institute for Physician Scientists

Dr. Marie A. Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH, is a board-certified physician scientist with over 25 years of research experience and remains actively engaged in clinical/population/ implementation research as a NIH-funded investigator. Through her interdisciplinary research collaborations, she has identified determinants for CVD and low medication adherence and is currently testing interventions tailored to overcome barriers for patients and health systems, to improve medication adherence, and reduce morbidity and mortality from CVD in older women and men. In an effort to better understand physiologic consequences of poor medication adherence, she collaborated with basic scientists to model adherence in laboratory rats that were similar to adherence patterns in humans and quantified physiologic consequences of partial medication adherence. Over the last 2 decades, she has successfully administered research projects, collaborated with other investigators and healthcare providers in multiple disciplines, effectively mentored over 30 medical students, residents, and junior faculty, and published over 130 peer-reviewed articles, reports and book chapters


Jay Kolls, MDJay Kolls, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
John W Deming Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine
Director, Center for Translational Research in Infection and Inflammation
Co-Director Tulane Institute for Physician Scientists

Dr. Jay Kolls is a board-certified physician scientist with over 30 years of research experience and remains actively engaged in translational research as a NIH-funded investigator. He was previously a Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and Director of the Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He remains active in societies such as the American Thoracic Society, the American Association of Immunology, and the American Society of Microbiology among others. Dr. Kolls’ background in investigation and mentorship demonstrate a longstanding commitment to enhancing research throughout the academic environment. In addition to R01-funded activities to improve therapeutics and diagnostics for Pneumocystis Pneumonia, and to investigate the role of T-cells in P. Carinii Pneumonia, Dr. Kolls is also the recipient of an NHLBI R35 Outstanding Investigator Award. He is actively engaged in mentoring of future scientists including physician scientists and is an active mentor for the Tulane Faculty Physician Scientist Pipeline Program.

Administrative Support

Meaghan Donewar, MPH
Program Manager
Tulane University Health Services Center