Dr. Terrando Awarded Core Specific Voucher

Duke University’s Mouse Behavioral and Neuroendocrine Core Facility has awarded Duke Anesthesiology’s Niccolo Terrando, PhD, a $5,000 voucher to evaluate the effects of vagal nerve stimulation on cognitive function.

His project, titled “Vagal Nerve Stimulation as a Therapy for Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction,” will analyze the efficacy in protecting or ameliorating cognitive decline after surgery using this novel intervention. This project relates to the 2016-2017 funded Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Research Incubator Award, titled “Bioelectronic Medicine and Cholinergic Regulation of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction.”

Dr. Terrando is the director of the department’s Neuroinflammation and Cognitive Outcomes Laboratory and a collaborator with the Center for Translational Pain Medicine which represents a novel entity aimed at driving the discovery of new and innovative pain therapies to improve patient outcomes.