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Ronald Wesley Wood, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-4150

Fax: (585) 244-2209

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Dr. Wood received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Grinnell College, Iowa, in 1968 and his Masters and Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1975, spending an additional two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Rochester doing research in Behavioral and Pharmacology. He continued as an Assistant Professor of Toxicology at the University of Rochester in the department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics . In 1986, he joined the New York University Department of Environmental Medicine the Medical Center, and returned to the University in 1996 as research associate professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Research

Dr. Wood received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Grinnell College, Iowa, in 1968 and his Masters and Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1975, spending an additional two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Rochester doing research in Behavioral and Pharmacology. He continued as an Assistant Professor of Toxicology at the University of Rochester in the department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics . In 1986, he joined the New York University Department of Environmental Medicine the Medical Center, and returned to the University in 1996 as research associate professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Wood was elected President of the division of Psychopharmacology of the American Psychological Association in 1991. He was awarded the Centennial Award for Early Career Contribution to the Science Directorate in 1992; the Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Professional Psychology in 1992 and the NIDA Research Scientist Development Award "Behavioral Pharmacology and Toxicology of Abused Inhalants" by NIH in 1987.

After the serendipitous discovery of chemicals of potential clinical utility in a research program on smoked drugs of abuse, Dr. Wood has directed his efforts to urogynecologic disorders, including voiding dysfunction and pelvic pain. The goal is to refine our understanding of voiding dysfunction and to identify new ways to diagnose and treat these diseases.

Dr. Wood has several patents:
* R.W. Wood, et al. Anhydroecgonine compounds and their use as anticholinergic agents.
US Patent No. 5,552,407. Sept 3, 1996;
US Patent 5,821,249, October 13, 1998.
* R.W. Wood. Antimuscarinic compounds and methods for treatment of bladder diseases.
US 6,482,837, Nov. 19, 2002 http://hdl.handle.net/1802/252

Credentials

Education

1968
BA | Grinnell College
Psychology, All Other

1974
PhD | University of Rochester
Psychology, All Other

1974
MA | University of Rochester
Psychology, All Other

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

1975 - 1977
Behavioral Pharmacology and Toxicology; Department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Awards

2006 - 2006
Best Scientific Paper: D. Golijanin, et al.
Sponsor: 24th World Congress of Endourology
Location: Cleveland Ohio

1992
Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Professional Psychology
Sponsor: American Psychological Association

1992
Centennial Award for Early Career Contribution to the Science Directorate
Sponsor: American Psychological Association

1987 - 1992
NIDA Research Scientist Development Award
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (K02-DA00117)

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Patents

Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors and Cysts
U.S. Serial #: 14/732,721
Filed: Jun 08, 2015
Invented By: DraganGolijanin, EdwardMessing, RonaldWood

Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors and Cysts
U.S. Serial #: 11/836,737
Filed: Aug 09, 2007
Invented By: DraganGolijanin, EdwardMessing, RonaldWood

Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors and Cysts
U.S. Serial #:
Filed: Jan 01, 1899
Invented By: DraganGolijanin, EdwardMessing, RonaldWood

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Publications

Journal Articles

8/2018
Batchu SN, Dugbartey GJ, Wadosky KM, Mickelsen DM, Ko KA, Wood RW, Zhao Y, Yang X, Fowell DJ, Korshunov VA. "Innate Immune Cells Are Regulated by Axl in Hypertensive Kidney." The American journal of pathology.. 2018 Aug 0; 188(8):1794-1806.

7/18/2018
Nicholson TM, Nguyen JL, Leverson GE, Taylor JA, Vom Saal FS, Wood RW, Ricke WA. "The endocrine disruptor Bisphenol-A is implicated in urinary voiding dysfunction in male mice." American journal of physiology. Renal physiology.. 2018 Jul 18; Epub 2018 Jul 18.

7/2018
Huang CZR, Wood RW, Demos SG. "Adaptation of microscopy with ultraviolet surface excitation for enhancing STEM and undergraduate education." Journal of biomedical optics.. 2018 Jul 0; 23(12):1-8.

Books & Chapters

1994
Chapter Title: Toluene: a prototype for the evaluation of the behavioral and nervous system toxicity of solvents.
Book Title: Neurobehavioral Toxicity
Author List: Wood, R.W.
Edited By: B. Weiss and J.L. O'Donoghue
Published By: Raven Press1994 in New York

1993
Chapter Title: Animal research as a guide to regulation and prevention of solvent abuse
Book Title: Inhalant Abuse: A Volatile Research Agenda
Author List: Wood, R.W.
Edited By: Sharp, C. W., Beauvais, F., Spence, R.
Published By: U.S. Government Printing Office1993 in Washington DC

1990
Chapter Title: Animal Models of Drug Self-Administration by Smoking
Book Title: Research Findings on Smoking of Abused Substances
Author List: Wood, R.W.
Edited By: Chiang, CN; Hawkes, RL
Published By: U.S. Government Printing Office1990 in Washington, DC

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