Research News

Unprecedented Heights: Celebrating a Centennial Academic Evening

A remarkable display of 104 cutting-edge scientific abstracts were showcased at Duke Anesthesiology’s 32nd Annual Academic Evening, recognized this year as a prestigious Duke Centennial event, that aims to advance anesthesiology, critical care and pain management. Congratulations to the exceptional award winners spanning five categories of research.

SCA Honors Dr. Cherry with Presidential Citation

Congratulations to Anne Cherry, MD, on being named the inaugural recipient of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists’ (SCA) Presidential Citation in recognition of her significant contributions to the field.

Duke Anesthesiology Faculty Earn Health Innovation Awards

Congratulations to five Duke anesthesiologists on being awarded grants from the Duke Institute for Health Innovation to pioneer two innovative AI health care proposals, ultimately aimed at enhancing operations and patient care across the health system.

Dr. Devinney Earns Prestigious Accolade for Research on Aging

Congratulations to Michael Devinney, MD, PhD, on being named the 2024 recipient of the Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical and Related Medical Specialties for his cross-cutting work in geriatrics, anesthesiology and neuroscience.

Dr. Gasier Awarded Grant for High Resolution Imaging Research

Congratulations to Heath Gasier, PhD, RD, on receiving a $241,938 Office of Naval Research grant to procure a next generation confocal laser scanning microscope to define abnormalities in tissue/cellular structure and function initiated by hyperbaric oxygen.

Duke Anesthesiology Ranks Among Top Three in NIH Funding

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research ranks Duke Anesthesiology the #3 anesthesiology clinical science department in the country for National Institutes of Health funding, securing our reputation as one of the premier research institutions in anesthesiology.

Dr. Serbanescu Earns a Strong Start Award

Congratulations to Duke Anesthesiology’s Mara Serbanescu, MD, on being among the six Duke University School of Medicine faculty members selected to receive a Physician-Scientist Strong Start Award, designed to support outstanding lab-based clinician-scientists.

Probiotics Reduce COVID Symptoms and Delay Disease Among Unvaccinated

A new study led by Duke Health researchers, including Duke Anesthesiology's Dr. Paul Wischmeyer (co-lead author), and published in Clinical Nutrition suggests that probiotics could be a relatively simple and inexpensive approach to treating people after a COVID exposure.

New Test Predicts Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Surgery Patients

New research led by Duke Anesthesiology’s Dr. Leah Acker and published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia reveals that a simple preoperative electroencephalogram measurement detects a signal of cognitive vulnerability when patients are asked to close, then open their eyes.