Rochelle D. Schwartz-Bloom

Professor in Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

External address: 
B238 LSRC Building, Durham, NC 27710
Internal office address: 
Duke Box 3813, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 
(919) 684-5181

Dr. Schwartz-Bloom is a co-principal investigator for the National Science Foundation Phase II Noyce Fellowship program.

Overview

The Schwartz-Bloom laboratory has completed 18 years of research investigating novel pharmacologic approaches to prevent neuronal death caused by cerebral ischemia associated with cardiac arrest and stroke. The group studied how GABA neurotransmission dysfunction contributes to the death of hippocampal neurons after ischemia in vivo or in vitro. Dr. Schwartz-Bloom’s research program continues now exclusively in science education, which she started in 1996. With funds provided by the Duke Provost in 2007, Dr. Schwartz-Bloom established Duke Center for Science Education, an umbrella for all Duke-related activities in science education. She coordinates Duke faculty and student interests in curriculum development, research, and outreach activities in science education for the K-16 grades. Dr. Schwartz-Bloom also directs RISE (Raising Interest in Science Education, http://sites.duke.edu/rise), an office within the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, where she develops and provides novel science education curricular materials in the area of pharmacology to the K-12 and college community. One of the major programs that she developed is the Pharmacology Education Partnership (http://sites.duke.edu/thepepproject), a series of pharmacology- and drug abuse-related science education modules for high school biology and chemistry students. Testing of over 15,000 high school students has revealed that student performance in biology and chemistry improves when they use the pharmacology curriculum developed by her team. Dr. Schwartz-Bloom provides several opportunities for Duke Pharmacology graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to obtain experience in teaching.

Education

  • Ph.D., Georgetown University 1983

Recruiting Teen Smokers Into A Self-Help Quit Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 1999 to 2002

Transient Cerbral Ischemia & Gaba Neurotransmission awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 2000

Transient Cerebral Ischemia & Gaba Neurotransmission awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 1999

Drugs: Integrating High School Biology And Chemistry awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 1999

Transient Cerebral Ischemia And Gaba Neurotransmission awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1999

Transient Global Ischemia & Inhibitory Neurotransmission awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1996

Transient Global Ischemia & Inhibitory Neurotransmission awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1995

Regulation Of The Gaba Receptor-Chloride Ion Channel awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1991 to 1993

Regulation Of The Caba Receptor-Chloride Ion Channel awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1987 to 1992

Pages

Sikes, SS, and Schwartz-Bloom, RD. "Direction discovery: A science enrichment program for high school students." Biochem Mol Biol Educ 37.2 (March 2009): 77-83. Full Text

Sikes, SS, and Schwartz-Bloom, RD. "A science enrichment program for high school students." Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 37.2 (2009): 77-83. Full Text

Yang, M, McMullen, DP, Schwartz-Bloom, RD, and Brady, R. "DiVE into Alcohol: A biochemical immersive experience." Proceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality (2009): 281-282. Full Text

Sikes, SS, and Schwartz-Bloom, RD. "Taking a LEAP: Training the next generation of pharmacologists." FASEB JOURNAL 22 (April 2008).

Apa Hall, P, Schwartz Bloom, RD, and McConnell, ES. "The current state of teenage drug abuse: Trend toward prescription drugs (Accepted)." J. Sch. Nurs. June (2008). (Academic Article)

Kwiek, NC, Halpin, MJ, Reiter, JP, Hoeffler, LA, and Schwartz-Bloom, RD. "Relevance. Pharmacology in the high-school classroom." Science 317.5846 (September 28, 2007): 1871-1872. Full Text

Zhan, R-Z, Nadler, JV, and Schwartz-Bloom, RD. "Impaired firing and sodium channel function in CA1 hippocampal interneurons after transient cerebral ischemia." J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 27.8 (August 2007): 1444-1452. Full Text

Kwiek, NC, Halpin, MJ, Reiter, JP, Hoeffler, LA, and Schwartz Bloom, RD. "Pharmacology in the high school classroom." Science 317.Sept. 28 (2007): 1871-1872.

Pond, BB, Berglund, K, Kuner, T, Feng, G, Augustine, GJ, and Schwartz-Bloom, RD. "The chloride transporter Na(+)-K(+)-Cl- cotransporter isoform-1 contributes to intracellular chloride increases after in vitro ischemia." J Neurosci 26.5 (February 1, 2006): 1396-1406. Full Text

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