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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The Department of Anesthesiology would like to thank the following sponsors:
GE Healthcare, Pat Vickers
TEM Corp (ROTEM)