Research News

Dr. Serbanescu Earns Mentored Research Award

Congratulations to Mara Serbanescu, MD, on receiving the International Anesthesia Research Society’s Mentored Research Award for her project that aims to advance the understanding of how nutritional interventions affect gut microbiota, bacterial translocation, and immune and inflammatory responses in early trauma.

Dr. Treggiari Named Distinguished Professor at Duke

Congratulations to Miriam Treggiari, MD, PhD, MPH, Duke Anesthesiology’s vice chair for research, on being named the Paul G. Barash Professor of Anesthesiology at the Duke University School of Medicine – the highest honor that Duke bestows on its faculty members.

Duke Anesthesiology Faculty Awarded FAER Grants

Congratulations to Drs. Leah Acker and Elizabeth Malinzak on being selected as recipients of the 2023 Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research-American Board of Anesthesiology Research in Education Grant and the Grant for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research.

A Record-Breaking Academic Evening

An unprecedented number of 100 abstracts were showcased at Duke Anesthesiology’s 31st Annual Academic Evening, an event that aims to advance anesthesiology, critical care and pain management. Congratulations to all of the award winners!

Dr. Krishnamoorthy Awarded $3M Grant to Improve TBI Outcomes

Congratulations to Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD, MPH, PhD, on receiving a five-year $3,093,447 R01 grant for his study to further understand the impact of autonomic dysfunction on multi-organ dysfunction following severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Dr. Devinney Earns New Investigator Award for Alzheimer's Research

Congratulations to Duke Anesthesiology’s Michael Devinney, MD, PhD, on being selected as a recipient of the New Investigator Award from the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center for his project aimed at identifying mechanisms for postoperative delirium.

Dr. Nackley Awarded Novel Pain Therapeutics Grant

Congratulations to Andrea Nackley, PhD, on being awarded a $374,887 grant from the UNC Eshelman Institute for Innovation for her study that aims to advance promising new analgesics for chronic primary pain conditions into clinical trials.

Duke Health Team Earns Award for Airway Initiative

Congratulations to a Duke team, including anesthesiologist Dr. Brad Taicher, on receiving the 2023 Karcher Patient Safety Award for their project aimed at advancing excellence in endotracheal intubation.

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.