Jackie D. Wood is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology in the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He received his doctorate in 1969 from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois and was appointed as Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and MedicalCenter in1971 and promoted to Professor in 1979. He was appointed as Professor and Chairman in the Department of Physiology of the University of Nevada School of Medicine from 1979-85 and Professor and Chairman in the Department of Physiology and Professor of Internal Medicine in the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1985-97. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association in 2006
Professor Wood is the author or co-author of more than 400 journal articles, abstracts, books and book chapters, with his recent work focussing on gut motility, enteric neuropathobiology, emerging concepts in neuro-gastroenterology, and enteric nervous control of digestive functions. He is on the editorial boards of a number of journals and foundations and is a frequent lecturer on neurogastroenterology, enteric neuro-immuno-physiology, and colitis and colon cancer in non-human primates.
Professor Wood was the principal investigator for research grants from the National Institutes of Health continuously from 1971 to 2016. Most recent grant from the NIH was for the study of the function of the enteric nervous system. He works closely with the pharmaceutical industry and has received research funding from Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Inc., GlaxoSmithKline and Daiichi Sankyo, Co.
Professor Wood’s honors and awards include: NIH Career Development Award; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany; University of Kansas Chancellor’s Award ($1000) for Excellence in Teaching; Professor-Of-The-Year Award, Medical Class of 1983, University of Nevada School of Medicine; The Ohio State University College of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award; Mentors Research Scholar Award, American Gastroenterological Association; Hoffman-LaRoche Prize for research in gastrointestinal physiology; Honorary Citizen of the City of Atsugi, Japan; Distinguished Lecturer, World Congress of Gastroenterology, Sydney, Australia; Distinguished Faculty Appointment to the World Congress of Gastroenterology, Los Angeles, Ca; Annual Research Award from the Functional Brain-Gut Research Group; Merit Award (2008-$10,000) for excellence in research and teaching in the Ohio State University College of Medicine. American Gastroenterological Association Mentor Award in 2016.