Annual Academic Evening

For the past 28 years, the department has gathered to share the results of our research pursuits. In addition to celebrating the success of others, Academic Evening has resulted in many new collaborations within the department. The work presented ranges from basic science, clinical trials, and case reports.

Join us for this VIRTUAL Zoom event!

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About our Guest Judge

Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, MD, PhD, MBA
CU Medicine Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology & Pharmacology
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic is a practicing anesthesiologist who has been working simultaneously as a clinician scientist for more than 25 years. She has developed three major lines of research: 1) anesthetics as neurotoxins, 2) the management of chronic pain and 3) the mechanisms of anesthesia-induced developmental neurodegeneration. Her research interests broadly focus on mechanisms by which anesthetic drugs interact with neurotransmitter systems in the central nervous system to produce both pharmacological and toxicological effects. Her primary interests have centered on the identification and characterization of neurotoxic properties of commonly used intravenous and inhalational anesthetics with special emphasis on NMDA antagonist class of general anesthetics. Jevtovic-Todorovic’s research is federally funded and has resulted in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and 11 patents. She has received numerous grants from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, March of Dimes, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. Jevtovic-Todorovic acts as chair of the National Institutes of Health’s Surgery, Anesthesiology and Trauma study section.

Academic Evening Award Categories

  • Post-Doc Basic Science
  • Fellow Clinical Research (Dick Smith Award)
  • Resident Research (Bill White Award)
  • Medical Student Research
  • CRNA/DNP/Grad/Undergrad Research
  • Case Report

Virtual Housekeeping Notes

This live Zoom event will be broadcast as a webinar and will be moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Gadsden and Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic. Our department will log in securely to take part in/see the event. All participants will automatically be placed on mute and their videos will automatically be off. Recorded presentations from the 71 non-finalists will be available for viewing ahead of the live Zoom event. The 10 finalists will present their research live. ANY participant can pose questions (via the Q&A box at the bottom of the Zoom screen) throughout the entire event, but they will not be able to interact.

Chris Keith28th Annual Duke Anesthesiology Academic Evening