Duke Health Team Earns Award for Airway Initiative
Congratulations to a Duke team, including anesthesiologist Dr. Brad Taicher, on receiving the 2023 Karcher Patient Safety Award for their project aimed at advancing excellence in endotracheal intubation.
Program Puts High School Students on the Path to Careers in Health Care
The Duke University School of Medicine plays host to Anesthesiology Day, part of its Health Profession Recruitment and Exposure Program, which provides professional development and mentoring to historically underrepresented in medicine high school students interested in pursuing a career in health care.
Dr. Malinzak Earns Esteemed Education Award
Congratulations to Elizabeth Malinzak, MD, FASA, on being selected as a recipient of the ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology Award, recognizing her significant contributions to the advancement and sharing of anesthesiology knowledge.
Duke Becomes First to Earn Echocardiography Designation
The Duke University Medical Center is the first center in the nation to be awarded accreditation in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, under the current leadership of Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Alina Nicoara.
Transition in Leadership Roles
Following nearly 30 years at Duke, we thank Dr. Edward Sanders for his service and leadership as chief of the Community Division and congratulate Dr. Nicole Scouras on her new role as interim chief.
Dr. Dominguez Appointed Interim Associate Vice Chair for EDI
Congratulations to Jennifer Dominguez, MD, MHS, on being named the interim associate vice chair for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in which she will lead and further develop the Duke Anesthesiology EDI Program and advance health equity within our specialty.
Duke Anesthesiology Ranks #2 in NIH Funding
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research ranks Duke Anesthesiology the #2 anesthesiology clinical science department in the country for National Institutes of Health funding – marking a historic ranking for the department.
Duke Selected to Join Renowned NIH Stroke Network
Duke University’s Department of Anesthesiology is one of six medical institutions in the nation to be selected as a testing laboratory site for the Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network to conduct ischemic stroke research, led by anesthesiologists Drs. Huaxin Sheng and Wei Yang.
Dr. Acker Receives a “Strong Start” Award
Congratulations to Duke Anesthesiology’s Leah Acker, MD, PhD, on being among the four School of Medicine faculty members selected to receive a Physician-Scientist “Strong Start” Award, which supports the development of independent research programs.
Dr. Terrando NIH Grant Renewed to Advance Delirium Research
Congratulations to Niccolò Terrando, PhD, on receiving a $4,311,630 R01 renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health for his study aimed at clarifying molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive the onset of delirium and developing novel therapeutics.