23rd Annual Academic Evening Wrap-Up

The 23rd Annual Academic Evening, held on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, was a wonderful success! Junior level investigators performing research in our department presented eighty-three posters. Following last year’s successful transition from poster format, the entire event was held in e-poster presentation format. Presentations of research reports and challenging clinical cases represented all training levels and divisions of the department. Congratulations to all presenting participants who made this event so special!

Our guest judge and Grand Rounds speaker was Piyush Patel, M.D. Dr. Patel is Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego. Dr. Patel has held numerous research leadership positions, including many years of service as a study section member in the National Institutes of Health from which he has received research funding since 1995. Dr. Patel also serves on the editorial boards of Anesthesiology and the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. He has received the Teacher of the Year award from the UCSD Department of Anesthesiology 6 times and is Past-President of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. The finalists in each category, as selected by our faculty abstract judges using a formal scoring mechanism, presented their work to Dr. Patel who had the difficult task of selecting the winners, who are listed below. While announcing the awards, Dr. Patel did a superb job of summarizing the highlights of each project, including the potential implications to the science and practice of anesthesiology. His Grand Rounds the following morning focused on his pioneering work elucidating the role of caveolins in promoting neuronal survival and regeneration after brain injury.

Thanks to everyone whose contributions made this evening possible. Special acknowledgment belongs to the abstract judges, moderators, mentors, program directors, and support staff, as well as those who continued the critical work of providing anesthesia to allow so many to attend the event.

Cathleen Peterson-Layne, PhD, MD
David S. Warner, MD
Academic Evening Co-chairs

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1st Place
Rebecca Klinger, MD, MS
Intravenous Lidocaine Reduces Transcerebral Platelet Activation During Cardiac Surgery

Runner Up
Arturo Suarez, MD
The Relationship between Leadership, Teamwork, and CPR Quality

Runner Up
Nazish Hashmi, MD
Effects of Race and Common Genetic Variation on Therapeutic Response Disparities in Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation

1st Place
Quintin Quinones, MD, PhD
Proteomic Profiling and Multi-Color Flow Cytometry Reveal Species Specific and Hibernation-State Specific Differences in Innate Immunity, Susceptibility to Injury, and Response to Surgical Ischemia Reperfusion between Rats and Artic Ground Squirrels

Runner Up
Satya Achanta, DVM, PhD
TRPV4 inhibitor improves pulmonary function and oxygen saturation in Pig translational model of human chemically induced acute lung injury

Runner Up
Huaqin Liu, MD
Development of A Novel Cardiac Arrest Model in Aged Mice

Runner Up
Hideki Taninishi, MD, PhD
Video-Training Program Improves Inter-Rater Agreement and Reliability for Measurement of Post-Ischemic Neurologic Deficits in the Rat

1st Place
Jennifer Hauck, MD, MS
Renal Resistive Index and Acute Kidney Injury Prediction using Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Surgery

Runner Up
Lisa Einhorn, MD
Estimation and Analysis of Unnecessarily Early Procedures in Infants Younger than Six Months of Age in the United States

Runner Up
Nathan Waldron, MD
Improved Ability to Predict Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation with the McSPI AFRisk Index Versus the CHA₂DS₂Vasc or POAF Scores

1st Place
Seyi Adesope (MS3)
Local anesthetic wound infiltration for post-cesarean analgesia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

1st Place
Monroe Wolf, BA
Inhaled Carbon Monoxide Accelerates Resolution of Acute Lung Injury in Baboons with Pneumococcal Pneumonia

1st Place
Michael Plakke, MD
Radiofrequency Scanning for Retained Surgical Items Can Cause Electromagnetic Interference and Pacing inhibition if an Asynchronous Pacing Mode is Not Applied

Runner Up
Jenna Falcinelli, MD
Paravertebral Catheter Placement for Perioperative Pain Control in a Patient with Metastatic Prostate Cancer


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The Department of Anesthesiology would like to thank the following sponsors:

GE Healthcare, Pat Vickers
RyMed, Inc

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