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Ronald Wesley Wood, Ph.D.

(Pronouns: he/him/his)

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

Patent Title: Surgical Visualization and Medical Imaging Devices and Methods Using Near Infrared Fluorescent Polymers
Patent #: 3582674
Issue Date: May 04, 2022
Country: Europe
Invented By: Paula J Doyle, Jay Reeder, Ronald W Wood

Patent Title: Quaternary Antimuscarinic Compounds for the Treatment of Bladder Diseases
Patent #: 8,481,518
Issue Date: Jul 09, 2013
Country: United States
Invented By: Ronald W Wood

Patent Title: Quaternary Antimuscarinic Compounds for the Treatment of Bladder Diseases
Patent #: 2004206846
Issue Date: Sep 10, 2009
Country: Australia
Invented By: Ronald W Wood

Patent Title: Pre- and Intra-Operative Imaging of Bladder Cancer
Patent #: 9,089,601
Issue Date: Jul 28, 2015
Country: United States
Invented By: Dragan J Golijanin, Aimee Johnson Henry, Edward M Messing, Jay Reeder, Ronald W Wood

Patent Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors and Cysts
Patent #: RE45,916
Issue Date: Mar 08, 2016
Country: United States
Invented By: Dragan J Golijanin, Edward M Messing, Ronald W Wood

Patent Title: Antimuscarinic Compounds and Methods for Treatment of Bladder Diseases
Patent #: 6,482,837
Issue Date: Nov 19, 2002
Country: United States
Invented By: Ronald W Wood

Patent Title: Anhydroecogonine Compounds and Their Use as Anticholinergic Agents
Patent #: 5,821,249
Issue Date: Oct 13, 1998
Country: United States
Invented By: Lung C Chen, Hassan El-Fawal, John F Graefe, Jalai Shojaie, Ronald W Wood

Patent Title: Anhydroecgonine Compounds and Their Use as Anticholinergic Agents
Patent #: 5,552,407
Issue Date: Sep 03, 1996
Country: United States
Invented By: Ronald W Wood

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/26/2022
Kenney HM, Peng Y, Bell RD, Wood RW, Xing L, Ritchlin CT, Schwarz EM. "Persistent popliteal lymphatic muscle cell coverage defects despite amelioration of arthritis and recovery of popliteal lymphatic vessel function in TNF-Tg mice following anti-TNF therapy." Scientific reports.. 2022 Jul 26; 12(1):12751. Epub 2022 Jul 26.

6/2022
Kenney HM, Peng Y, Chen KL, Ajalik R, Schnur L, Wood RW, Schwarz EM, Awad HA. "A high-throughput semi-automated bone segmentation workflow for murine hindpaw micro-CT datasets." Bone reports.. 2022 Jun; 16:101167. Epub 2022 Jan 20.

11/22/2021
Brady M, McQuaid C, Solorzano A, Johnson A, Combs A, Venkatraman C, Rahman A, Leyva H, Kwok WE, Wood RW, Deane R. "Spike protein multiorgan tropism suppressed by antibodies targeting SARS-CoV-2." Communications biology.. 2021 Nov 22; 4(1):1318. Epub 2021 Nov 22.

Books & Chapters

2020
Chapter Title: Animal Models of Genito-pelvic Pain
Book Title: Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management
Author List: Falsetta, M.L., Wood, R.W., D.C. Foster
Edited By: Goldstein,A.T.,Pukall,C.F.,Goldstein,I.,Krapf,J.M.,Goldstein,S.W.,Goldstein,G.
Published By: Wiley 2020 in Hoboken

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 Press 1994 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 Office 1993 in Washington DC

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