It was another successful American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) meeting for Duke Anesthesiology! View the photo gallery and read the full recap from San Francisco!
Congratulations to Dr. Madhav Swaminathan on being selected as part of the seven-member Restorative Justice Core – a group that will help facilitate training and mentor program participants in the new year-long restorative justice pilot program at the School of Medicine.
Newly-published research in JAMA, led by Duke Anesthesiology’s Drs. Sairam Jabba and Sven-Eric Jordt, reveals the additives in “non-menthol” cigarettes are designed to mimic the effects of menthol, facilitating smoking initiation.
Congratulations to Ru-Rong Ji, PhD, on receiving a three year $2,569,851 grant from the National Institutes of Health for research aimed at providing novel insights into distinct actions of checkpoint pathway activators and inhibitors for the management of different types of pain.
New research led by Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Michael Devinney and published in the Annals of Neurology reveals that patients who develop postoperative delirium have greater increases in permeability in the blood-brain barrier, pointing the way toward potential new therapies to prevent this common postoperative complication.
Congratulations to Andrea Nackley, PhD, on receiving a two-year $1,846,202 R61 grant to develop novel Adrb3 antagonists for the treatment of chronic primary pain conditions as part of the NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative.
Congratulations to Melissa Bauer, DO, on being awarded a three-year $3,482,862 UH3 grant from the National Institutes of Health for phase II of a five-year study that aims to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality from maternal infection.
New research from a Duke team, led by anesthesiologist Dr. Paul Wischmeyer and published in JAMA Network Open, reveals the first evidence in a pediatric population that switching to a new multi-component lipid with fish oil can improve patient outcomes and significantly shorten patient length of stay.
Congratulations to Padma Gulur, MD, on receiving the Harwick Innovation Award from the Medical Group Management Association for her development of the Anesthesia Resource Management System – an innovative approach to optimize anesthesia resources through a utilization-based model.
Congratulations to Martha Kenney, MD, on receiving a five-year $672,334 grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify the factors that predict severe pain outcomes in those with sickle cell disease to improve pain management strategies.