Research News and Events

Dr. Wischmeyer Awarded DoD Grant to Improve Trauma Care

Congratulations to Paul Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM, on being awarded a $2,203,452 Department of Defense grant for his study that aims to improve the quality of life for both military and civilian survivors of trauma.

Dr. Gasier Awarded Naval Research Grant

Congratulations to Heath Gasier, PhD, on receiving an $844,714 grant to determine how hyperbaric oxygen and the neurotransmitter, GABA, influence repeated exposure-sensitivity to oxidative tissue injury.

Dr. Donnelly Awarded NIH Grant for Cancer Pain Research

Congratulations to Christopher Donnelly, DDS, PhD, on receiving a $3,311,196 R01 grant for his project that aims to refine the use of STING pathway agonists as a therapeutic treatment for cancer pain through neuro-immune signaling.

Dr. Acker Earns Neuroscience Research Accolade

Congratulations to Leah Acker, MD, PhD, on being named the 2022 recipient of the William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award for her project that focuses on electroencephalography changes in anxious older adults awaiting surgery.

Faculty Awarded NIH Grant to Study IBD Therapy

Congratulations to Drs. Luis Ulloa and Wei Yang on receiving a $442,750 R21 grant for their project to pursue research of a novel anti-inflammatory target in inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Yang Appointed Program Director

Congratulations to Wei Yang, PhD, FAHA, on being named director of the department’s Multidisciplinary Brain Protection Program, which aims to discover novel and effective therapeutic strategies of brain protection and recovery.