Attend the 4th Annual Americas School of Neuroimmunology (ASNI) conference this July 11-14, 2022!
ASNI is a four-day in-person training conference for neuroimmunology researchers, hosted by The Ohio State University's Chronic Brain Injury Program & supported by Ohio State's Neuroscience Research Institute. Learn about neuroimmunology, share your work & network with experts from North, Central and South America!EVENT FLYER VISIT WEBSITE
Action Potential Grants (APGs) Accepted on a Rolling Basis!
CBI APGs support the development and capture of federally-funded program or center grants that elevate interdisciplinary faculty clusters currently working in basic, clinical, and translational research on chronic brain injury topics. CBI will provide up to $15,000 to applicant teams seeking to develop and/or coordinate aligned faculty research projects.LEARN MORE
Peer Review for Extramural Proposals (PREP)
The Chronic Brain Injury (CBI) Workshops, PREP-Work, series is a regular opportunity for CBI Faculty Affiliates to solicit and receive feedback on grant proposals in development. This program provides an interdisciplinary review from senior and junior faculty to improve successful capture of research funding. Proposals due August 24.LEARN MORE
CBI Faculty Spotlight
Andrew Hartwick, OD, PhD
I grew up in Thunder Bay, located in northern Ontario, and later received my Doctor of Optometry degree from University of Waterloo (Ontario). After a short while in private practice, I decided to pursue a PhD in Neurobiology at Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia) where I studied calcium responses in rat retinal ganglion cells stimulated with glutamate. While doing a post-doc at Colorado State University with a circadian biologist, I was encouraged to submit an application for a tenure-track position at the College of Optometry, Ohio State University. I had never been to OSU before, but came away from my interview incredibly impressed with the faculty at the College, along with the breadth of research activity occurring across the entire campus. Fortunately, I received an offer and I've been at OSU ever since!
Describe your research and why you are passionate about this topic?
During my postdoc, the major focus of my research was the physiological properties of ganglion cell photoreceptors using electrophysiological techniques and animal tissue. These neurons provide the info to the brain about ambient light levels that regulates circadian rhythms and pupil size. During my time at OSU, I began looking at the function of these cells in human participants by measuring pupil responses to light stimuli. A major focus of my research is examining a potential role for these photoreceptors in in the increased light sensitivity that often occurs after a head injury. While this is a common symptom associated with TBI, I am fascinated that we really don't have a good understanding of its mechanism, nor how to reliably diagnose or treat the condition. As someone who's had sports-related concussions in the past, it is a topic that I've enjoyed getting involved in.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I've been pretty involved in the youth hockey community, as a coach, manager and parent, as I've had two sons who grew up playing the sport. I still play adult league hockey once or twice a week and I've become a Columbus Blue Jackets fan since arriving at OSU. In short, I still spend a lot of time at the rink!
CBI Action Potential Grants (APGs) are accepted on a rolling basis + provide up to $15,000 to support proposal development for large, team grants. They help defray costs in team formation, project development and planning, etc. Learn more and apply today: https://t.co/DKFHe87qUG https://t.co/YoSNAz0KOW
Who doesn’t want to follow more organizations looking to advance #braininjury research? Join us in following @neurotrauma, @j_neurotrauma, @acrmbraininjur1, @acrm_cogrehab, @ashajournals, @cdmrp, @nindsnews to stay up to date on their opportunities!
What is #NeuroNights? ➡️ a workshop series w/@OSUWexMed + @OhioStateBRAIN focusing on wellness for those affected by #braininjury. All are welcome to participate, and all sessions are FREE. Learn more about the program or watch previous sessions at https://t.co/FrGi2v0JS9! https://t.co/iWJ7hXF17q
Dr. Wenjing Sun of @TedsunL also won an award to acquire new equipment to improve spatial precision in drug and/or gene delivery for neurotrauma and neurological disease. This advances novel drug-delivery CBI Pilot Award projects by faculty in @OSUNeuroscience and @OSUMaterials! https://t.co/2AAs935L3d
@colevonderhaar and his team won an award to upgrade surgical anesthesia equipment for preclinical modeling of #TBI and #SCI. This will triple concurrent isoflurane users, reduce anesthetic use and costs, and improve safety for all users of the surgical facilities in the CBSCR. https://t.co/V89hdci1fJ
Congratulations to our 2022 Resource Award recipients! 🎉 These awards aim to improve research infrastructure that will enable innovative and interdisciplinary #neurotrauma research to grow @OhioState. We are excited to see these new resources benefit faculty across campus! (1/3)
By analyzing data from five different experiments involving “gambling rats,” Drs. @colevonderhaar & Kris Martens were able to better understand how #TBI alters decision making. Their findings are published online in @FrontNeurosci: https://t.co/GFezGctAJ8 https://t.co/eh12wHPJzf
Happy #FeatureFriday to new affiliate, @craigjbryan, PsyD of @OhioStateMed! He looks forward to collaborating on projects regarding suicide risk, trauma, and other disorders like #PTSD. His first job in HS was a dishwasher. Welcome to #OhioStateCBI 🧠: https://t.co/LDikkMYVce https://t.co/EuBjyoR3yN
ICYMI: @OhioStateERIK launched the Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award to honor three who show promise of making significant contributions for years to come. CBI's Asimina Kiourti, PhD of @OhioStateECE was selected. Join us in congratulating her! https://t.co/Grvg7EER1o https://t.co/3amEwzWhdK
Happy #PrideMonth! There is increasing interest in sexual and gender diversity in #neurorehabilitation. 🏳️🌈 Read more on "Changing the culture of #neurodisability through language and sensitivity of providers: Creating a safe place for LGBTQIA+ people": https://t.co/bYSbMBUX9B https://t.co/qGwiN8CFZU