Congratulations to Drs. Gavin Martin, Dhanesh Gupta, and Nicole Guinn on their new appointments as anesthesia director for Duke University Health System, anesthesia medical director for Duke University Hospital and interim chief of the department’s Neuroanesthesiology, Otolaryngology and Offsite Anesthesiology Division.
Congratulations to Katherine Martucci, PhD, on receiving a five-year $3,195,387 R01 National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate how opioids affect the brain and spinal cord in patients with chronic pain.
Congratulations to Paul Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM, on being awarded a $2,203,452 Department of Defense grant for his study that aims to improve the quality of life for both military and civilian survivors of trauma.
A Duke Health team, including pediatric anesthesiologist Dr. Warwick Ames, performs a landmark surgery with the living arteries and valves from a freshly donated heart fused onto the patient’s existing heart.
Congratulations to Heath Gasier, PhD, on receiving an $844,714 grant to determine how hyperbaric oxygen and the neurotransmitter, GABA, influence repeated exposure-sensitivity to oxidative tissue injury.
Congratulations to Christopher Donnelly, DDS, PhD, on receiving a $3,311,196 R01 grant for his project that aims to refine the use of STING pathway agonists as a therapeutic treatment for cancer pain through neuro-immune signaling.
NC Policy Watch features Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Padma Gulur in an article about the increase of fentanyl overdoses in North Carolina and the dangers of the synthetic opioid.
Duke flags are being lowered to honor the life and legacy of Peter Bennett, PhD, DSc, Duke Anesthesiology professor emeritus and founder of Divers Alert Network, who passed away on August 9.
Congratulations to Leah Acker, MD, PhD, on being named the 2022 recipient of the William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award for her project that focuses on electroencephalography changes in anxious older adults awaiting surgery.
Congratulations to Miles Berger, MD, PhD, on receiving a $3,544,768 R01 grant for his project that will examine whether patients with exaggerated brain activity responses to anesthetics during surgery are at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.