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:

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.

Stacey HiltonThe Gloves Came Off for Global Health
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Duke Anesthesiology Wins First Place at Run For The Warriors

2015 Duke Anesthesiology 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!”

Stacey HiltonDuke Anesthesiology Wins First Place at Run For The Warriors
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‘Run For The Warriors’ with Team Duke Anesthesiology!

Join Team Duke Anesthesiology to help raise funds and awareness about Hope For The Warriors, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting wounded service members, their families and families of the fallen.

Hope For The Warriors is kicking off their 6th annual Run For The Warriors race, sponsored by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), this fall. Run For The Warriors is dedicated to those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with their families. The race provides wounded service members encouragement and the opportunity to pursue the sport of running, walking, or cycling to assist in their physical and emotional rehabilitation. It’s a celebration of their strength and a shared belief that there is hope beyond recovery.

You can join the cause by running with the Duke Anesthesiology team at this year’s ASA conference in San Diego on Sunday, October 25. Participants can choose to take part in either a 5K run or a one mile walk/run. Those who aren’t part of the Department of Anesthesiology can join the cause simply by sponsoring the Duke Anesthesiology team and donating funds online!

Dr. Warwick Ames with Duke’s Pediatric Anesthesia Division is passionate about this organization and is an avid runner. He is this year’s captain of Team Duke Anesthesiology and hopes you will join his mission in supporting America’s heroes!

Be a Part of Run For The Warriors!

Please visit Dr. Ames’ Duke Anesthesiology team page to register, donate and learn more about how you can be part of this great cause!

Learn more about Hope For The Warriors:

Featured Photos: The Duke Anesthesiology team at Run For The Warriors, 2014 ASA conference

Stacey Hilton‘Run For The Warriors’ with Team Duke Anesthesiology!
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Pie-in-the-Face Global Health Fundraiser

On November 5th, Interim Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Dr. Joseph Mathew, graciously accepted a pie in the face for being the “winner” of the Department of Anesthesiology’s first annual Pie-in-the-Face Global Health Fundraiser to support resident travel expenses related to their Global Health Project.

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Release of our 2014 BluePrint Publication

Dear Duke Anesthesiology Alumni and Friends,

I am pleased to announce the release of our 2014 issue of BluePrint. Like last year’s publication, you will be able to read about the incredible work and progress being made in the department through the BluePrint News & Updates website as well as on your smart phone or tablet.

Chris KeithRelease of our 2014 BluePrint Publication
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