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  • "Early Career Investigator Award 2015" - Dr. Gene L. Bidwell III
    "Early Career Investigator Award 2015" - Dr. Gene L. Bidwell III

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    Fall 2015

    Grants submitted

    • Dr. Bidwell is serving as Co-Investigator on Eric George's R01 submission "A Novel Therapy for Preeclampsia." 
    • Dr. Bidwell submitted a Small Business Technology Transfer grant titled "A Preclinical Trial of Therapeutic Angiogenesis Plus Angioplasty and Stenting for Renal Vascular Disease."


    • EM George, F Mahdi, OC Logue, G Robinson, and GL Bidwell. Corneal Penetrating Elastin-like Polypeptide Carriers, Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, in press, 2015.
    • OC Logue, NP Cramer, X Xu, D Perl, and Z Galdzicki.  Alterations of Functional Properties of Hippocampal Networks Following  Repetitive Closed-Head Injury.  Journal of Experimental Neurology, in press, 2015.
    • F Mahdi, JB Morgan , W Liu , AK Agarwal, MB Jekabsons ,Y Liu ,YD Zhou , and DG Nagle. "Sampangine (a Copyrine Alkaloid) Exerts Biological Activities Through Cellular Redox Cycling of its Quinone and Semi-Quinone Intermediates.” Journal of Natural Products, in press, 2015.

    Manuscripts accepted for publication

    • R.B. Kuwar, D.S. Stokic, A.A. Leis, F. Bai, A. M. Paul, J. D. Fratkin and P.J.S. Vig. Does Astroglial Protein S100B Contribute to West Nile Neuro-Invasive Syndrome? Journal of Neurological Sciences, in press (2015). Abstract attached. 
    • Chade, A. R., Tullos, N. A., Harvey, T. W., Mahdi, F., and Bidwell, G. L. III. Renal Therapeutic Angiogenesis using Bioengineered Polymer-Stabilized VEGF Constructs. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, in press, 2015.


    • Omar Logue, postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Bidwell's lab, is giving an oral presentation at the AHA Council on Hypertension this week in Washington, DC. 
    • Logue, O. C., Mahdi, F., George, E. M., and Bidwell, G. L. III. A Biopolymer-Stabilized VEGF Chimera Reverses Angiogenic Imbalance In Vitro in the Reduced Uterine Perfusion Pressure Model of Preeclampsia. American Heart Association Council for Hypertension, 2015 
    • The abstract entitled Endovascular Reconstruction of Long Segment, Occlusive, Internal Carotid Artery Dissections in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke has been accepted for poster presentation at the SVIN 8th Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida, October 16 - 18, 2015. Authors: J. N. Dolia and R. Sugg

    Graduate student thesis defense

    Graduate Student Ram Kuwar in Dr. Vig's lab successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled "Glial response to west-Nile virus infection mediated Neurodegeneration."

    Nomination and award

    • Drs. Vig and Auchus have nominated Dr. Bidwell for the Early Career Investigator Award at UMMC. After completion of the review process, Dr. Bidwell received this award during the Research Excellence Award Ceremony in November 2015.