Research News and Events

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.

Faculty Awarded NIH Grant to Improve Lung Health

Congratulations to Satya Achanta, DVM, PhD, and Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD, on receiving a $1,430,370 R01 grant for their project to advance the fundamental understanding of pulmonary cell fate in inhalation injuries from chemical warfare.

Faculty Awarded NIH Grant to Study Pain Signaling Mechanisms

Congratulations to Drs. Christopher Donnelly and Shad Smith on receiving a $2,132,329 grant to discover new insights into the divergent pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic pain and its associated comorbidities in males and females.

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.