Helena Morrison, PhD, RN

Helena Morrison, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
520-626-6570
College of Nursing
Room Number: 
333

Research and Clinical:

Clinical Expertise: 

2002-2002                   Nurse (LVN), Val Verde Regional Medical Center, Del Rio, TX

2003-2006                   Nurse (RN), Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Tucson, AZ 

Research & Scholarship: 

Pre-clinical stroke research to understand: 1) the role of sex differences and menopause in neuro-inflammatory mechanisms of brain injury during ischemic stroke and reperfusion, and 2) the effect of co-morbid conditions preceding stroke, such as hypertension, to alter neuro-inflammatory responses and the evolution of brain injury after ischemic stroke. 

 

All Funding: 
Funding Source
04/01/12-03/31/14
Astrocyte-Microglia communication and function in response to ischemic stroke
NINR F32 NR013611
Morrison (PI) Filosa (Sponsor)
03/01/12-03/01/13
Microglia: a study of brain immune cell form and function after ischemic stroke and reperfusion
Sigma Theta Tau Beta Omicron Chapter Research Grant
PI
12/01/07-12/31/09
The Contribution of Inflammation to Brain Injury after Stroke
NINR F31 NR010658
Morrison (PI) Ritter (Sponsor)
Publications: 

Morrison, H. & Filosa, J. (2016) Sex differences in astrocyte and microglia responses immediately following middle cerebral artery occlusion in adult mice. Neuroscience (339):85-99        

Filosa, J. A., Morrison, H., Iddings, J. A., Du, W., & Kim, K. J. (2015). Beyond neurovascular coupling, role of astrocytes in the regulation of vascular tone. Neuroscience. 3(323):96-109.

Morrison, H. and Filosa, J. A spatiotemporal quantitative analysis of microglia morphology during ischemic stroke and reperfusion. Journal of Neuroinflammation. 2013 10(1):4, PMID: 23311642. Highly Accessed Article

Morrison, H., Frye, J., Davis-Gorman, G., Funk, J., McDonagh, P., Stahl, G., & Ritter, L. The contribution of mannose binding lectin to reperfusion injury after ischemic stroke. Current Neurovascular Research, 2011, 8, 52-63, PMID: 21208161.

Ritter, L., Davis-Gorman, G., Davidson, L., Morrison, H., Beischel-Frye, J., Cohen, Z., McDonagh, P., & Funk, J.  Exaggerated neutrophil-mediated reperfusion injury after ischemic stroke in a rodent model of type 2 diabetes. Microcirculation, 2011, PMID: 21699626

Morrison, H., McKee, D., & Ritter, L. Systemic neutrophil activation in a mouse model of ischemic stroke and reperfusion. Biological Research for Nursing, 2011, 13, 154-163, PMID: 21044968.

Morrison, H. & Downs, C. Immunological methods for nursing research: From cells to systems. Biological Research for Nursing, 2011, 13, 227-234, PMID: 21454330.

Downs, C., & Morrison, H. Beyond the PhD: Putting the right tools in your research toolbox. Biological Research for Nursing, 2011, 13, 5-14, PMID: 20026452.

Education: 
Institution/LocationDegreeAttendedField of Study
University of Arizona
PhD
Graduated 2010
Nursing
Angelo State University
BSN
Graduated 2004
Nursing
University of California Davis, Davis CA
BS
Graduated 1997
Animal Science