While the Record coverage focuses on Drs. Peter Nagele and Charles Conway who conceptualized the study, successfully secured funding, and led the dissemination of our findings, Dr. Palanca took over the project and human studies administration when Dr. Nagele departed from WU, and Palanca also served as a key member of the investigative team. The findings cap off years of and clinical investigations at the School of Medicine, exploring the use of nitrous oxide as a novel treatment for depression.
Qin Liu, PhD, associate professor and researcher at the Center for the Study of Itch & Sensory Disorders, recently published findings of specific cells and proteins that control the sneeze reflex that point to treatments capable of slowing the spread of infectious respiratory diseases.
The Department would like to recognize Elizabeth Whitlock, MD, MSc, assistant professor of anesthesiology and perioperative care at the University of California San Francisco, and alumna of Washington University School of Medicine (MD) and its MSc in clinical investigation program (ICTS TL-1), on the publication of the highly impactful paper “Association of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting vs Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Memory Decline in Older Adults Undergoing Coronary Revascularization” in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wayland Cheng, MD, PhD has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award (FARA) from the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).
Congratulations to Patricia Wilkinson, ACNP-BC, recipient of one of St. Louis Magazine’s 2021 Excellence in Nursing Award for intensive care.