Dr. Rodger McEver M.D. is the vice president of research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He has received several awards for his work, including the Fred Jones Distinguished Scientist and Edward L. and Thelma Gaylord Prize for Scientific Achievement, demonstrating a commitment to research and medicine. In his lab, he studies how circulating blood cells attach to blood vessel surfaces at sites of tissue injury or infection and how substances released at these sites direct such activity. Our understanding of this process is critically important to future evolution of treatment options for vascular-based disorders, such as RVCL.