Anne DeSchryver, JD, awarded the 2021 Dean’s Distinguished Service Award

Anne DeSchryver

This award is the highest form of staff recognition at the School of Medicine, meant to recognize outstanding achievement by a staff member who demonstrates exceptional commitment to the university, exceeding job responsibilities while creating a positive working environment and improving the community.

Max Wolfson, MD, accepts POD 4 Leader role

Max Wolfson, MD

Dr. Wolfson will partner with Washington University School of Medicine colleagues and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Perioperative leadership and frontline clinicians in promoting safety, quality and efficiency of perioperative care in POD 4.

Dr. Anne Drewry Appointed as Vice Chair in Anesthesiology

Dr. Anne Drewry, in addition to her current role as Division Chief of Critical Care, will be appointed as a Vice Chair in Washington University’s Department of Anesthesiology, effective July 1st 2021.

2021 Residency Graduation Celebration

On June 19, 2021, members of the Department of Anesthesiology gathered at Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, to recognize the graduating class of residents.

Laughing Gas Can Relieve Resistant Depression Symptoms

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.

What Happens When We Sneeze?

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.