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.
Dr. Acker Earns Neuroscience Research Accolade
Congratulations to Leah Acker, MD, PhD, on being named the 2022 recipient of the William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award for her project that focuses on electroencephalography changes in anxious older adults awaiting surgery.
Dr. Berger Awarded NIH Grant to Study a Possible Marker of Alzheimer’s Disease
Congratulations to Miles Berger, MD, PhD, on receiving a $3,544,768 R01 grant for his project that will examine whether patients with exaggerated brain activity responses to anesthetics during surgery are at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Faculty Awarded NIH Grant to Study IBD Therapy
Congratulations to Drs. Luis Ulloa and Wei Yang on receiving a $442,750 R21 grant for their project to pursue research of a novel anti-inflammatory target in inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Berger Awarded NIH Grant to Study a Genetic Variant of Alzheimer’s Disease
Congratulations to Miles Berger, MD, PhD, on being awarded a $3.8 million grant to further study how and why APOE4 contributes to neurocognitive decline and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Yang Appointed Program Director
Congratulations to Wei Yang, PhD, FAHA, on being named director of the department’s Multidisciplinary Brain Protection Program, which aims to discover novel and effective therapeutic strategies of brain protection and recovery.
Fish Oil Appears to Ease Post-Operative Delirium in Pre-Clinical Studies
Newly-published research in the British Journal of Anaesthesia by lead author Dr. Niccolò Terrando reveals omega-3 fatty acids protect the blood-brain barrier, effectively reducing instances of inflammation in the brain.
Dr. Ji Awarded $1 Million DoD Grant
Congratulations to Ru-Rong Ji, PhD, on receiving a four-year, $1,608,140 Department of Defense grant for his research aimed at developing a novel therapeutic for treating acute and chronic pain.
Celebrating 30 Years of Academic Evening
A near record-breaking number of 91 abstracts were showcased at Duke Anesthesiology’s 30th Annual Academic Evening, an event that aims to advance anesthesia, critical care and pain management. Congratulations to all of the award winners!
Duke Anesthesiology Faculty Win Duke Innovation Award
Congratulations to the multidisciplinary team, which includes three anesthesiologists, on winning a 2022 Duke Institute for Health Innovation award for their novel project focused on enhanced decision support for perioperative care.