Thank you to Alicja Szydlowska, BS, MBA, CCRC for her truly amazing work and commitment in getting the Longitudinal Energy Expenditure, Metabolic and Cardiac Physiology in COVID-19 Trial (LEEP-COVID) approved at the IRB so quickly and smoothly. Her incredible knowledge and insight into the new COVID IRB process, her outstanding communication skills, and willingness to often work late into the night made the approval and initiation of this trial possible. We could have never done this without her! She is an incredible asset to Duke Anesthesiology and our Clinical Research Unit!
All the anesthesia technicians have been outstanding and we rely on them for so much. That includes our own health and safety! Angela Rogers sought me out first thing in the morning to let me know that the anesthesia equipment in the peds rooms had been thoroughly disinfected. Fist bump to Angela for taking such good care of us at a time when it means so much! – John Eck, MD