Three CRNAs named finalists for Excellence in Nursing Awards

St. Louis Magazine’s 15th annual Excellence in Nursing Awards, presented by BJC HealthCare and Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, has announced finalists for the 2024 awards, including three outstanding Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) from the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis: Erin Herrera, MSN, CRNA, Elvira Sayfutdinova, MSN, CRNA, and Kate Silver, CRNA.

Goodin elected president of the US Association for the Study of Pain

Professor of Anesthesiology, Burel R. Goodin, PhD, has been elected as the President of the United States Association for the Study of Pain (USASP), a role that not only recognizes his academic excellence, but also symbolizes his unwavering commitment to advancing pain research. Goodin’s election is a testament to his multidisciplinary approach and his extensive background in clinical psychology, behavioral medicine, and translational pain science.

Yoshida receives ASCI’s 2024 Emerging-Generation Award

Mitsukuni Yoshida, MD, PhD, a current resident physician in the department’s Academic Scholar Advancement Program (ASAP), has been selected for the prestigious 2024 Emerging-Generation (E-Gen) Awards by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

Ablordeppey and Herrera honored with 2024 Drum Major Award

Enyo Ablordeppey, MD, MPH, FACEP, FCCM, and Erin Herrera, CRNA, were honored with the prestigious Drum Major Award on Tuesday, January 16, recognizing their outstanding efforts as advocates and upstanders.

Take 2 for the Team

Take 2 for the Team is an initiative and app designed to promote gratitude and positivity among our anesthesiology department’s team members. This digital peer-to-peer gratitude program encourages us all to take just 2 minutes each day to acknowledge and express gratitude towards a fellow team member.

Department celebrates CRNA Class of 2023

The Goldfarb School of Nursing, including the Nurse Anesthesia Program, celebrated its commencement ceremony on Friday, December 15, 2023, at the Stifel Theatre.

Thompson receives FAER Mentored Research Training Grant

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.”