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Mary Woo, D.N.Sc., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor

Location: 3-948 Factor Building
Phone: (310) 206-2032
Fax: (310) 267-0413
E-mail: mwoo@sonnet.ucla.edu

Faculty Research and Clinical Expertise

Research: Heart rate variability and sudden death; autonomic-cardiac interactions; heart failure; brain-heart interactions in sudden death; sleep; brain MRI.
Clinical: Critical Care

Courses

N203A(W11)

Professional Activities

2006 - 2010  American Heart Association - Council on Cardiovascular Nursing - co-editor/editor of council web site; recruitment committee member
2008-2012  NIH -  study section member for National Institute for Nursing Research
2009-2013 NIH/NINR Grant - 2R01 NR009116
Sleep and Brain Structure in Heart Failure
2009-2011  NIH/NINR Grant - 1R21 NR011091
Memory, Thiamine Levels, and Brain Structure in Heart Failure
2010-2012 NIH/NINR Grant - 1R21 NR012292
Passive Foot Movement and Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Heart Failure

Education

University of California, Davis, BS, 1976, Genetics
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, AA, 1980, Nursing
Mount St. Mary's College, BS, 1985, Nursing
University of California, Los Angeles, MN, 1988, Nursing
University of California, Los Angeles, DNSc, 1992, Nursing

Honors and Awards

1997 Fellow of the American Heart Association - Council on Cardiovascular Nursing
2001 Fellow of the American Association of Nursing
2009  Awarded "Pillar of Cardiovascular Nursing Research" by the Council on
Cardiovascular Nursing of the American Heart Association

Publications

Kumar R, Woo MS, Macey PM, Woo MA, Harper RM. (2012). Progressive gray matter changes in patients with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Pediatric Research, 71, 701-6.

Macey PM, Wu P, Kumar R, Ogren JA, Richardson HL, Woo MA, Harper RM.(2012).Differential responses of the insular cortex gyri to autonomic challenges.Autonomic Neuroscience: basic & clinical, 168, 72-81.

Kumar R, Delshad S, Woo MA, Macey PM, Harper RM. (2012). Age-related regional brain T2-relaxation changes in healthy adults. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 35, 300-308.

Kumar R, Nguyen HD, Macey PM, Woo MA, Harper RM.(2012).Regional brain axial and radial diffusivity changes during development. Journal of Neuroscience, 90, 346-55.

Kumar, R., Delshad, S., Macey, P.M., Woo, M.A., Harper, R.M. Development of T2-relaxation values in regional brain sites during adolescence. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (In Press 2010).

Ogren JA, Macey PM, Kumar R, Woo MA, Harper RM. Central autonomic regulation in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Neuroscience 2010; 167(4): 1249-1256

Kumar R, Macey PM, Woo MA, Harper RM. Rostral brain axonal injury in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. J Neurosci Res 2010; (March Epub ahead of print)

Kumar R, Ahdout R, Macey PM, Woo MA, Avedissian C, Thompson PM, Harper RM. Reduced caudate nuclei volumes in patients with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Neuroscience 2009; 163(4): 1373-1379

Kumar R, Nguyen HD, Macey PM, Woo MA, Harper RM. Dilated basilar arteries in patients with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Neurosci Letters 2009; doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2009.10.024

Macey PM, Richard CA, Kumar R, Woo MA, Ogren JA, Avedissian C, Thompson PM, Harper RM. Hippocampal volume reduction in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. PLOS ONE 2009; 4: e436. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006436

Kumar R, Ahdour R, Macey PM, Woo MA, Avedissian C, Thompson PM, Harper RM. Reduced caudate nuclei volumes in patients with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Neuroscience 2009; 163: 1373-1379

Kumar R, Lee K, Macey PM, Woo MA, Harper RM. Mammillary body and fornix injury in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Pediatr Res 2009; 66(4): 429-434

Kumar R, Macey PM, Woo MA, Alger JR, Harper RM. Diffusion tensor imaging demonstrates brainstem and cerebellar abnormalities in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Pediatr Res 2008; 64: 275-80

Kumar R, Woo MA, Birrer BVX, Macey PM, Fonarow GC, Hamilton MA, Harper RM. Mammillary bodies and fornix fibers are injured in heart failure. Neurobiol Disease 2009; 33: 236-242

Woo MA, Kumar R, Macey PM, Fonarow GC, Harper RM. Brain injury in autonomic, emotional, and cognitive regulatory areas in patients with heart failure. J Cardiac Failure 2009; 15: 214-223

Kumar R, Macey PM, Cross RL, Woo MA, Yan-Go FL, Harper RM. Neural alterations associated with anxiety symptoms in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Depression and Anxiety 2009; 26: 480-491

Kumar R, Macey PM, Woo MA, Alger JR, Harper RM. Diffusion tensor imaging demonstrates brainstem and cerebellar abnormalities in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Pediatr Res 2008; Epub ahead of print - April 30

Kumar R, Birrer BV, Macey PM, Woo MA, Gupta RK, Yan-Go FL, Harper RM. Reduced mammillary body volume in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Neurosci Lett 2008; 438: 330-334

Macey PM, Kumar R, Woo MA, Valladares EM, Yan-Go FL, Harper RM. Brain structural changes in obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep 2008; 31: 967-977.

Serber SL, Kumar R, Woo MA, Macey PM, Fonarow GC, Harper RM. Cognitive test performance and brain pathology. Nurs Res 2008; 57: 75-83

Macey PM, Woo MA, Harper RM. Hyperoxic brain effects are normalized by addition of CO2. PLOS Medicine 2007; 4: 1-8.

Woo MA, Macey PM, Keens PT, Kumar R, Fonarow GC, Hamilton MA, Harper RM. Aberrant central nervous system responses to the Valsalva maneuver in heart failure. Congestive Heart Failure 2007; 13: 29-35.


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