Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine

Edward Fieg, D.O., Director

Dr. James Olson

James E. Olson, Ph.D.

Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Research Laboratories
Journal Club Coordinator
Professor of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology

james.olson@wright.edu


Education

B.S., Engineering Physics, Cornell University
Ph.D., Biophysics: University of California, Berkeley
Fellowship, Neurology/Neurochemistry: Stanford University

Research Interests

Mechanisms of brain edema, cellular volume regulation, membrane channel activation during apoptosis, blood-brain barrier water transport.

Megan Dines, Dr. Olson, and Jill Aston
(L-R) Drs. Megan Dines, James Olson and Jill Aston at the 2008 ACEP Research Forum.

Active Grants

National Institutes of Health, (Co-Investigator), Balance of Angiotensin II/Angiotensin (1-7): A Target in Ischemic Stroke.

Wright State University Emerging Science Program (Principal Investigator), Mechanisms of Neuronal Injury during Brain Edema in Diabetes.

Wright State University Proteomics Grant Program (Principal Investigator), Regulation of the Taurine Transporter Protein in Brain Edema.

Selected Bibliography (2007 – 2012) from 72 Articles and Chapters

Choe, Katrina; Olson, James, E.; and Bourque, Charles. Taurine release by astrocytes modulates osmosensitive glycine receptor tone and excitability in the adult supraoptic nucleus. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(36):12518-12527, 2012.

Tucker, Brian and Olson, James E. Glutamate receptor-mediated taurine release from the hippocampus during oxidative stress. In: Journal of Biomedical Science, 17(Supplement 1):S10, 2010.

Chen, Shuzhen; Li, Guangze; Zhang, Wenfeng; Wang, Jinju; Sigmund, Curt D. Olson, James E.; and Chen, Yanfang. Ischemia Induced Brain Damage Is Enhanced in Human Renin and Angiotensinogen Double Transgenic Mice. American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Physiology (Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology), 297(5):R1526-R1531, 2009.

D'Agostino, Dominic P.; Olson, James E.; and Dean, Jay B. Acute hyperoxia increases lipid peroxidation and induces plasma membrane blebbing in human U87 glioblastoma cells. Neuroscience, 159:1011-1022, 2009.

Li, Guangze and Olson, James E. Purinergic activation of anion conductance and osmolyte efflux in cultured rat hippocampal neurons. American Journal of Physiology (Cell Physiology), 295(6):C1550-C1560, 2008.

Stepaniak, Philip C., Hamilton, Glenn C., Olson, James E., Gilmore, Stevan M., Stizza, Denis M., and Beck, Bradley. Physiologic effects of simulated +Gx orbital reentry profiles in hemorrhagic shock modeled primates. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, 78(4 Suppl):A14-A25, 2007.

Artistic and Reflective Contributions (2007-2012)

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan.  A farmer’s confession regarding the sharecropper’s daughter. Academic Emergency Medicine, 19(10):1217, 2012.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan.  To triage, to triage. Academic Emergency Medicine, 19(9):1117, 2012.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Those legs made for walkin'. Academic Emergency Medicine, 18(10):1110, 2011.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Has "What's in your pocket" changed meaning? Academic Emergency Medicine, 18(7):776, 2011.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Art lovers are not all of one mind. Academic Emergency Medicine, 18(5):563, 2011.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Bridge over the river cry. Academic Emergency Medicine, 17(6):648, 2010.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Anagram for "Neurologic Exam: Grossly Normal". Academic Emergency Medicine, 17(5):572, 2010.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. A tribute to permanent night people. Academic Emergency Medicine, 17(5):574, 2010.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Was the forensic oratory of a global event truthful sorrow? Academic Emergency Medicine, 17(4):467, 2010.

Singer, Jonathan; Olson, James E.; Olson, Pam; Doerger, Phyllis; and Carson, Stephanie. "Illuminating Silhouettes", An Anthology of poems and photos; LuLu.com, 2010.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Can we prosper in the barren landscape? Academic Emergency Medicine, 17(3):347, 2010.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Now in the womb of mother earth, Academic Emergency Medicine, 17(2):230, 2010.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Justifiable piracy in our academic waters, Academic Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, 16(12):1390, 2009.    

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. DPCT: Adding to the cardiac predictive terminology, Academic Emergency Medicine, 16(10):1036, 2009.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan.  SIRS is not a playful act.  Academic Emergency Medicine, 16(8):813, 2009.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan.  While getting to the other side.  Academic Emergency Medicine, 16(8): 710, 2009.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan.  The Match.  Academic Emergency Medicine, 16(7):689, 2009.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Longevity had its place and I'm concerned about that now. Academic Emergency Medicine, 16(1):49, 2009.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Thoughts from my visit to Salvatore Vicario. Academic Emergency Medicine, 15(7):648, 2008.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. At the time of my need, father returns the favor. Academic Emergency Medicine, 15(1):31, 2008.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Can I ever be forgiven? Academic Emergency Medicine, 14(12):1198-1199, 2007.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Please excuse Jonny, he has prostate cancer. Academic Emergency Medicine, 14(10):912-913, 2007.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. The collective inefficiencies of cubicles and curtains. Academic Emergency Medicine, 14 (7):615, 2007.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. Predicting certainty in spite of evidence to the contrary. Academic Emergency Medicine, 14(2):162, 2007.

Olson, James E. and Singer, Jonathan. At the discharge counter. Academic Emergency Medicine, 14(1):73, 2007.

Awards and Other Professional Activities

Science Educator Award, Society for Neuroscience, 2010.

Decision Editor, Academic Emergency Medicine, 2008-present.

Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, Program Committee 2007-present.

Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Research committee 2002-2007, chair 2004-2007.

American College of Emergency Physicians, Scientific Research Committee 2002-present.

Outstanding Achievement in Medical education and Research, Wright State University Academy of Medicine, 2008.

Best Oral Presentation, 16th Annual Society for Neuroscience Midwest Regional Meeting, 2006.

Member, National Institutes of Health: Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience Study Sections, 2001 - present.

Member, National Institutes of Health: Developmental and Cellular Neuroscience Fellowship Grants Study Section, 1999.

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Dean's Post-doctoral Fellowship, 1980-1981.

Dr. Olson receiving the Neuroscience Award
Dr. Olson receiving the Society for Neuroscience Science Educator Award, 2010

 

Personal Interests

Dr. Olson

 

Family (always first), Flying (private pilot), Photography, and Classical Guitar.

See Dr. Olson's personal page.