Research News

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.

Dr. Swaminathan Earns Prestigious ASE Accolade

Congratulations to Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MMCi, FASE, on being named the 2023 recipient of the American Society of Echocardiography’s (ASE) Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Echocardiography Award, recognizing his significant achievements in the field.

Pain Management Gets the Green Light

Duke University School of Medicine’s Magnify magazine features Duke anesthesiologist, Dr. Padma Gulur, and her new research about the benefits of green light therapy for those with anxiety and pain.

Duke Anesthesiology Faculty Among Highly Cited Researchers of 2022

Duke Anesthesiology’s Ru-Rong Ji, PhD, and Evan Kharasch, MD, PhD, are among the 30 Duke scientists named to the 2022 list of “Highly Cited Researchers” – an annual listing of pioneers in their field who represent the most influential researchers in the world.

Dr. Jordt Awarded NIH Grant to Study New Tobacco Products

Congratulations to Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD, on receiving a $416,512 R56 grant for his project that will examine the chemical composition, toxicity and behavioral effects of “tobacco-free” nicotine pouches - a new tobacco product category with growing popularity in youth and young adults.

That’s a Wrap! Highlights from ASA 2022

It was another successful American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) meeting for Duke Anesthesiology! View the photo gallery and read the full recap from New Orleans!