Research News

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.

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. 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.

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.