Dr. Acker Awarded NIH Grant for HIPPIE Study
Congratulations to Leah Acker, MD, PhD, on receiving a $322,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the role of the aging brain-heart-immune axis in postoperative delirium.
Dr. Smith Awarded NIH Grant to Study TMD Therapies
Congratulations to Shad Smith, PhD, on receiving a $402,487 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his project that uses single-cell omics approaches to develop new therapies for chronic pain disorders, such as temporomandibular disorders.
Dr. Yang Awarded NIH Grant to Study Neuromodulatory Therapeutics for Stroke Patients
Congratulations to Wei Yang, PhD, FAHA, on receiving a $442,750 R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his project that will use state-of-the-art approaches to investigate the role of neuronal activity in chronic stroke recovery.
Dr. McCartney Appointed Director of the Center for Blood Conservation
Congratulations to Sharon McCartney, MD, on being named director of the Duke Center for Blood Conservation, a national leader in surgical blood management that provides alternatives for patients who want to avoid blood transfusions.
Transition in Leadership Roles
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.
Dr. Martucci Awarded NIH Grant to Study Long-Term Opioid Therapy
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.
Dr. Wischmeyer Awarded DoD Grant to Improve Trauma Care
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.
Duke Health Performs World’s First Partial Heart Transplant
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.
Dr. Gasier Awarded Naval Research Grant
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.
Dr. Donnelly Awarded NIH Grant for Cancer Pain Research
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.