That’s a Wrap! Highlights from ASA 2017

That’s a Wrap! Highlights from ASA 2017We would like to thank all members of our department who helped make this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) meeting in Boston a huge success! Duke Anesthesiology made a big impression at this year’s event with 51 faculty and trainees participating in the conference, including 84 lectures, workshops, panel discussions, presentations, and more. Please join us in congratulating our team of authors who received the 2017 Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Resident Quality Improvement Recognition Award at the ASA for their video, titled “A Bedside Tool to Improve Safety and Efficiency of Cardiothoracic ICU Patient Transport: The Duke ICU Transition to OR (DITTO) Checklist.” Authors include: Suraj Yalamuri, MD, and Michael Plakke, MD (team leaders); John Haney, MD, AB, MPH; Brad Taicher, DO, MBA; Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE, FAHA; Cory Maxwell, MD (mentors); Hassan Amhaz, MD; Vinca Chow, MD; Heather Pena; Joseph Deblasio; Mollie Kettle; Jhaymie Cappiello; Jessica Lumbard; Rachel Gambino; Courtney Thurman.

During the conference, we hosted Duke Anesthesiology’s 29th Annual ASA Alumni Event at The Roof at Taj Boston. Nearly 200 guests (including departmental faculty, trainees, staff, alumni, donors and friends) joined us atop the 17th floor of Boston’s most iconic hotel, surrounded by panoramic views of the city’s Back Bay and skyline for a night of live jazz music, culinary cuisine and celebration. Guests enhanced their evening by bidding on 13 silent auction items (graciously donated by the department, faculty and staff) to benefit our Global Health Program. This year’s winning bidders raised nearly $2,500 which will help fund our residents’ travel expenses for their global health missions.

Two of the most anticipated highlights of the evening were: 1) the announcement of the Mark F. Newman Professorship in which we shared this inspirational video. Donors who generously endow this new professorship are not only ensuring the progress of medicine, research and academic excellence, they are giving a gift for future generations to come. Please consider donating to preserve Dr. Newman’s legacy. 2) the reveal of the 2018 DREAM Innovation Grant (DIG) recipients.

Qing Ma, MD

“The Role of Sirtuin-3 in Neuroinflammation and Perioperative Cerebral Injury”

Jamie Privratsky, MD, PhD

“The Role of Dendritic Cells in Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Healing”

DIGs are part of the Duke DREAM Campaign which was launched in 2007. These grants support innovative high-risk and potentially high-reward investigations to accelerate anesthesia and pain management research. Each DIG recipient can receive up to $30,000 in seed money for their pilot study which ultimately helps them apply for and obtain extramural funding. To date, $662,900 has been funded by DIGs which has led to nearly $8 million in extramural funding. We would like to express our appreciation to the DIG Application Review Committee and the donors who continue to support our research programs and initiatives, ultimately helping us transform the future of patient care.

It was also another successful fundraiser at the 8th Annual ASA Sponsored Run For The Warriors 5k race, dedicated to the men and women wounded during service, their families and families of the fallen. We’re proud to announce that for the seventh year in a row, the Duke Anesthesiology team won first place for fundraisinga total of $11,895! All proceeds from the race benefit wounded warriors and their families through the many Hope For The Warriors® programs. Thank you to the 42 race participants and donors who raised money for this nonprofit veteran service organization. A special congratulations goes to Dr. Atilio Barbeito (faculty), his son, Jose, and Dr. Stephanie Jones (fellow) who medaled for having one of the top three race times in their division (gender/age group). Dr. Barbeito placed 2nd in his division and 7th overall. Jose placed 2nd in his division and 5th overall. Dr. Jones placed 3rd in her division.

We sincerely appreciate your continued support of Duke Anesthesiology and your commitment to our mission of providing extraordinary care through a unique culture of innovation, education, research and professional growth. We are particularly grateful to those who worked in the operating rooms during the ASA so that others on our team could attend. Here’s to a successful 2018 and we look forward to celebrating at our ASA alumni event next October in San Francisco!

Chris KeithThat’s a Wrap! Highlights from ASA 2017
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Duke Anesthesiology Surges to Win First Place for Fundraising

2017 Run for the Warriors

Duke Anesthesiology rallied until the last minute on Saturday, October 21 to secure their title of “top fundraising team” for the seventh consecutive year at the 8th Annual ASA Sponsored Run For The Warriors race at the Boston Common!

Congratulations to Duke Anesthesiology for reaching their fundraising goal and raising more funds than any other team at this year’s event – a total of $11, 895 ($4,490 more than last year). All funds raised will benefit the men and women wounded during service, their families, and families of the fallen through the many Hope For The Warriors® programs.

Thank you to the 42 Duke Anesthesiology race participants (listed below) and donors who raised money for this nonprofit veteran service organization. A special congratulations goes to Drs. Atilio Barbeito (faculty), his son, Jose, and Stephanie Jones (fellow) who medaled for having one of the top three race times in their division (gender/age group)! Dr. Barbeito placed 2nd in his division and 7th overall. Jose placed 2nd in his division and 5th overall. Dr. Jones placed 3rd in her division.

Wads Ames
Atilio Barbeito
José Maria Barbeito
Luz María Barbeito
Miles Berger
Brandi Bottiger
Chad Burkhart
Jessica Burkhart
Eric Cole
Sarah Cotter
Theresa Crowgey
Jonathan Dunkman
Dave Falcinelli
Jenna Falcinelli

Michael Fierro
Kyle Fletke
John Gamble
Mike Grocott
Stacey Hilton
Alina Hulsey
Courtney James
Luke James
Stephanie Jones
Catherine Kuhn
Annabelle Levine
Matthew Levine
Angela Li
Ying Low

Kelly Machovec
David MacLeod
Jonathan Mark
Joseph Mathew
Rachael Mintz-Cole
Richard Moon
Alina Nicoara
Kendall Smith
Kelsey Steller
Alena Suarez
Arturo Suarez
Annemarie Thompson
Bryn Van Hoomissen
Julie Westover

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Duke Anesthesiology Wins First Place for Fundraising

It was another successful fundraiser at the 7th Annual ASA Sponsored Run For The Warriors 5K race along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago on Sunday, October 23! The race is dedicated to our servicemen/women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families and families of the fallen. Congratulations to Duke Anesthesiology for raising more funds than any other team at this year’s event – a total of $7,405! This is the sixth year in a row the team won first place for fundraising. All proceeds from the race will benefit wounded warriors and their families through the many Hope For The Warriors programs.

Thank you to the 34 Duke Anesthesiology race participants (listed below) and donors who raised money for this good cause. A special congratulations goes to faculty members Drs. Richard Moon and Catherine Kuhn for being among the top five fundraisers of the entire event, and Drs. Jack Gamble (CA-2 resident) and Ying Hui Low (Duke Anesthesiology alumnus) who medaled for having one of the top three race times in their age group!

Karsten Bartels
Meredith Bedsworth
Tiffany Bisanar
Will Bisanar
John Borrelli
Thomas Buchheit
Anushree Doshi
Jenna Falcinelli
Jeff Gadsden
John Gamble
Nicola Gray
Nicole Guinn

Nazish Hashmi
Curtis Hilton
Stacey Hilton
Michael James
Shawn Jia
Stephanie Jones
Catherine Kuhn
Annabelle Levine
Matthew Levine
Angela Li
Ying Low

Jonathan Mark
Joseph Mathew
Rachael Mintz-Cole
Richard Moon
Alina Nicoara
Ali Aheed Quadri
Kendall Smith
Alena Suarez
Arturo Suarez
Dennis Thapa
Julie Westover

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New Chairwoman of DREAM Named

Elizabeth Allardice is “extremely honored” to be named chairwoman of the board of the Duke DREAM Campaign, effective August 1, 2016. Allardice first joined the campaign as a board member in 2010. The Duke DREAM (Developing Research Excellence in Anesthesia Management) Campaign was established to raise philanthropic support for Duke Anesthesiology’s research programs and initiatives focused on improving patient outcomes, pain management and quality of life, as well as to establish endowed professorships. Its motto is to “empower great minds to turn dreams into reality.”

Allardice is driven by her commitment to educate people on the importance of medical research, quality patient care, caregiver support, funding for research, and organ donations. After losing her husband to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), Allardice has become involved in the support community of others who are dealing with this devastating disease. She currently serves on the Family Advisory Board for the Concussion Legacy Foundation and is actively involved in the West Point Association of Graduates in honor of her late husband. She is also a proud donor for the Feagin Leadership Program whose mission is to provide a transformational learning experience that develops effective, ethical leaders who will positively influence health care.

A leader in the real estate industry in the Triangle since 2001, Allardice enjoys making dreams of home ownership a reality. She has held several leadership roles in her professional career, including regional vice president for the North Carolina Association of Realtors, chairwoman of the Government Affairs and Grievance Committee, Board of Advisors for RE/MAX International’s Luxury Brand, and founding member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing.

Please join us in congratulating Elizabeth Allardice on her new leadership role of the Duke DREAM Campaign!

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The Gloves Came Off for Global Health

Duke Anesthesiology’s second annual Pie in the Face global health fundraising event was a big success! On December 15th, a crowd gathered to watch the top donors, Drs. Eddie Sanders and John Buckwalter, throw the honorary pies at the contest “competitor” who raised the most money, Dr. Sol Aronson! But they weren’t just any kind of pies; they were Dr. Aronson’s favorite, banana cream.

We’re proud to announce that the three contest “competitors” raised $4,096 this year which will support our residents’ travel expenses for their global health projects. We’d like to thank all of the donors for their generosity and the other two competitors, John Borrelli and Sharon Taylor, for participating in this year’s fundraiser! Despite his best efforts, there was no escaping the pie for John, the contest’s runner-up! Overall, Dr. Aronson raised $3,346, John raised $550 and Sharon raised $200. Overall, we raised about $1,300 more than last year!

The Pie in the Face contest is an annual global health fundraiser that began last year. Three “competitors” are chosen from our department each year. The person who earns the most donations in their name receives the celebratory pie in the face; the top donor receives the honor of throwing the pie. Last year’s contest “winner” was our chairman, Dr. Mathew, who received a pie in the face from the top donor for two years in a row, Dr. Eddie Sanders from Duke Regional Hospital. Here’s a look back at the inaugural Pie in the Face event: http://anesthesiology.duke.edu/?p=830010.

Anesthesia plays a critical role in global health care and there is a great need for anesthesiologists abroad. In response, Duke Anesthesiology continues to take steps to encourage our global presence in countries that need it the most. Thanks to everyone who supports our department in the name of global health.

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Duke Anesthesiology Wins First Place at Run For The Warriors

It was another successful fundraiser at the 6th Annual ASA Sponsored Run For The Warriors 5k race in San Diego on October 25. The race is dedicated to the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families and families of the fallen. Congratulations to team Duke Anesthesiology for raising more funds than any other team at this year’s event – a total of $8,433! All proceeds from the race will benefit wounded warriors and their families through the many Hope For The Warriors® programs.

Thank you to all of this year’s Duke Anesthesiology runners/walkers and to those who donated to the cause (not all donors are named below). A special congratulations goes to Dr. Richard Moon, Dr. Warwick Ames and Dr. Catherine Kuhn for being named the top three fundraisers of the entire event!

Warwick Ames
Atilio Barbeito
Karsten Bartels
Miles Berger
John Borrelli
Anne Castro
Anne Cherry
Theresa Crowgey
Eun Eoh
Dave Falcinelli
Jenna Falcinelli
Michael Fierro

Amber Franz
Jeff Gadsden
John Gamble
Stacey Hilton
Alina Hulsey
Maria Jimenez
Catherine Kuhn
Yinghui Low
Jonathan Mark
Asuncion Mathew
Joseph Mathew
Brittany Merk

Peter Moon
Richard Moon
Ron Olson
Allison Overmon
Mike Plakke
Allison Ross
Kendall Smith
Robert Thiele
Annemarie Thompson
Leighanne Tillman
Nathan Waldron

In addition to placing first in fundraising, several team Duke Anesthesiology racers won awards for placing in the top three of their age group! Congratulations to:  Dr. Jack Gamble, Dr. Anne Castro, Maria Jimenez, Dr. Jeff Gadsden, Dr. Annemarie Thompson, Dr. Warwick Ames, and Dr. Richard Moon. And, a special congrats goes to Dr. Theresa Crowgey for taking home first place for “female overall results!”

Chris KeithDuke Anesthesiology Wins First Place at Run For The Warriors
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