Jeremy Thompson, MD, PhD, recently received a $250,000 Mentored Research Training Grant from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) for his project titled, “Molecular Adaptations in Mesolimbic Dopamine Neurons Underlying the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain.”
Rachel Moquin, EdD, assistant professor and director of learning and development, was recently inducted into the Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, CCRN, CHSE, FAANA, FAAN, a professor and director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing, was inducted into American Academy of Nursing’s 2023 class of fellows at the academy’s annual Health Policy Conference on October 7 in Washington, D.C. This prestigious recognition celebrates Dr. Henrichs’ achievements and contributions to the field of nursing, in addition to her commitment to advancing public health.
Sydney Nykiel-Bailey, DO, has been selected to participate in the Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, a rigorous program offered by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Dr. Michael S. Avidan, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the organization is one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine in the United States.
Jose Moron-Concepcion, PhD, a professor of anesthesiology, neuroscience, and psychiatry, was installed as the Henry Elliot Mallinckrodt Professor of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
On Saturday, September 23, 2023, the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis hosted the Comprehensive Airway Management course, a one-day conference designed to help healthcare providers sharpen their skills and knowledge in airway management.
Melissa Milbrandt is the business director for the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and the Division of Perioperative Medicine. She is a St. Louis native and completed her undergraduate degree at WashU. In her current role, Melissa is responsible for providing business and operational leadership for her divisions, including strategic planning and financial and operations management, and supporting the development of people, programs, and initiatives. She loves to spend time with her fiance, family, and friends in her free time, travel, and be active, especially to be outdoors with her Brittany Spaniel, Tillie.
In honor of World Mental Health Day, this month’s newsletter highlights the importance of addressing mental health challenges within the healthcare industry, particularly among anesthesiologists who face alarming rates of burnout and suicide. It’s time to prioritize mental well-being, and support colleagues and friends who may be going through challenging times.
The inaugural St. Louis Translational Pain Forum (STL-TPRF) was brought to fruition through a collaborative effort between the Washington University Pain Center, the Institute for Translational Neuroscience at Saint Louis University, and the Center for Clinical Pharmacology – a joint venture between UHSP and the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.