Leslie S. Ritter, PhD, RN, FAAN

Leslie S. Ritter, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor
520-626-7683
Room Number: 
302

Research and Clinical:

Research and Clinical Interest: 
My research focuses on the mechanisms of injury after stroke (cerebral ischemia and reperfusion).
Clinical Expertise: 
  • I served a cardiac intensive care staff nurse and clinical nurse educator in a local Tucson, Arizona hospital for 18 years.
All Funding: 
Funding Source
4/1/2000-3/31/2005
Inflammatory and thrombotic cell interactions in stroke
NINR
PI
12/20/1999-12/19/2000
Effects of Aging on the Cerebral Inflammatory Response After Stroke
Faculty Small Grant Proposal
PI
7/1/1999-7/1/2001
Leukocyte-platelet interactions in the cerebral microcirculation during reperfusion after stroke
American Heart Association
PI
Publications: 
2002

Ruehl, Mary, Jose Orozco, Mathew Stoker, P. McDonagh, Bruce Coull, and Leslie Ritter. Protective effects of inhibiting both blood and vascular selections after stroke and reperfusion. In Press, Neurological Research, January

2001

Stephen C. Gale, Jason Y. Hokama, Leslie S. Ritter, Grace Gorman, Jack G. Copeland, Paul F. McDonagh. Pentoxifylline reduces leukocyte accumulation in the coronary microcirculation early in the reperfusion of cold cardioplegia-protected hearts. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 7:1305-1311

2000

Hokama, Jason Y., Ritter, Leslie S., Davis-Gorman, Grace, and McDonagh, Paul F. Leukocyte accumulation is enhanced in the diabetic heart early in reperfusion following ischemia. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 14: 96-107

Ritter, Leslie, Bruce M. Coull, and Paul F. McDonagh. Leukocyte accumulation and hemodynamic changes in the cerebral microcirculation during early reperfusion following stroke. Stroke, 31: 1153-1161

Hokama, Jason Y., Ritter, Leslie S., Davis-Gorman, Grace, and McDonagh, Paul F. Leukocyte accumulation is enhanced in the diabetic heart early in reperfusion following ischemia. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 14:96-107

1998

Ritter, Leslie S., Grace Davis-Gorman, Jack G. Copeland and Paul F. McDonagh. Fucoidin reduces coronary microvascular leukocyte accumulation early in reperfusion. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 66:2063-72

1997

Ritter, Leslie S. and Paul F. McDonagh. Low flow reperfusion following ischemia enhances leukocyte accumulation in the coronary microcirculation. American Journal of Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 273:H1154-H1165

1996

Ritter, Leslie S., Wilson, Donald S., Williams Stuart K., Copeland Jack G., and McDonagh, Paul F. Early in reperfusion following myocardial ischemia, leukocyte activation in necessary for venular adhesion but not capillary retention. Microcirculation Vol. 2, No. 4, 315-327

Ritter, Leslie S., Wilson, Donald S., Williams Stuart K., Copeland Jack G., and McDonagh, Paul F. Pentoxifylline reduces leukocyte retention in tthe coronary microcirculation early in reperfusion following ischemia. International Journal of Microcirculation, Clinical and Experimental, 16:170-179

1993

Erik J. Henriksen and Leslie Ritter. Effect of soleus unweighting on stimulation of insulin-independent glucose transport activity. J. Appl. Physiol. 74(4): 1653-1657

Erik J. Henriksen and Leslie S. Ritter. Effect of insulin-like factors on glucose transport activity in unweighted rat skeletal muscle. J. Appl. Physiol. 75(2); 820-824

Regulation of contraction stimulated system A amino acid uptake in skeletal muscle: Role of vicinal sulfhydryls. Metabolism, 42, 440-445

Honors and Awards: 
2000: Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, nominated by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Nursing Research, for novel investigations in understanding leukocyte and platelet interactions after stroke and fo
1996: August Krogh Young Investigator Award, Microcirculatory Society, Atlanta, GA, April, 1995. Mary P. Weiderman Award, Microcirculatory Society, travel award to attend the 6th World Congress for Microcirculation, Munich, Germany
1994: Society for Leukocyte Biology Travel Award, 13th Annual Society for Leukocyte Biology Meeting, Tucson, AZ
1991: Heart Run Research Fund Recipient, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Education: 
Institution/LocationDegreeAttended
University of Arizona, Physiological Sciences,
PhD
1996
University of Arizona, Exercise & Sports Sciences,
MS
1992
University of Arizona, Nursing,
MS
1981
University of Arizona,
BSN
1974