The Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ranked No. 2 nationwide among anesthesiology departments in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to the 2023 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) rankings.
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.
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.
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).
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.”
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.
Dr. Dolores Njoku, MD, was appointed as the Chair-Elect of the Children’s Medical Executive Committee (CMEC).
Brandon Tan, MD, was recently awarded Mentored Research Training Grant from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) to support his research on lipid modulation of the serotonin 3 receptor.