Every year, as the fourth-year residency class graduates, the Department of Anesthesiology likes to celebrate a select few residents who have made extraordinary accomplishments throughout the year. The graduating class also nominated a faculty member who has made the biggest impact on their clinical training for the annual outstanding teacher award.
We’re delighted to announce this year’s residency and outstanding teacher award recipients!
Two members of the Department of Anesthesiology, Maureen Arends and Sherri Vogt, were recently awarded distinguished honors from the Dean’s Office at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Sunny Lou, MD, PhD, a Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellow at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis was awarded $50,000 in funding to measure inpatient clinician work patterns and inter-professional communication from the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Electronic Health Record (EHR) use Metrics Research Project.
The Perioperative Blood Management Project—led by WashU anesthesiologists, Megan Dewey, MD, and Sunny Lou, MD, PhD—was selected as the winner for the 2021 Team Award for Quality Improvement from BJC HealthCare for its success in reducing blood product waste in the operating rooms.
Dr. Joanna Abraham, assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Institute for Informatics, has been named the 2021 recipient of the American Medical Informatics Association’s (AMIA) Diana Forsythe Award, which was presented at the AMIA’s annual symposium, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2021.
The Daniel X. Freedman Award is given for outstanding achievements in basic research by a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator and honors outstanding scientists working to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illness.
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.