Reducing Carbon Footprint in Pediatric Anesthesiology: The Greenhouse Gas Project

The Greenhouse Gas Project, an initiative in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology, targets various factors contributing to high GHG emissions, with particular emphasis on nitrous oxide. By prioritizing sustainability, the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology is not only reducing its carbon footprint, but also setting a precedent for other institutions to follow—showing how healthcare can play a crucial role in safeguarding the environment for future generations.

Celebrating Dr. Markowitz’s contributions as he departs

We thank Dr. Markowitz for his valuable contributions as a leader and appreciate that he is leaving the PDDEI/W office in such great hands with a successful handoff to three outstanding and experienced leaders. We have enjoyed and benefitted immensely from his time in the department and wish him all the best in his next adventure.    

Inaugural Associate Vice-Chair for Faculty and Educator Development

We are excited to announce the Department of Anesthesiology’s inaugural Associate Vice-Chair for Faculty and Educator Development, Rachel Moquin, EdD. This appointment recognizes Dr. Moquin’s senior leadership role, her unmatched expertise, and her countless department contributions to date.

Mimicking exercise with a pill (Links to an external site)

Associate Professor, Bahaa Elgendy, PhD, and his colleagues are working to recapitulate the benefits of exercise with a pill. This discovery could lead to a new way to treat muscle atrophy and other medical conditions in people, including heart failure and neurodegenerative disease.

APP Leadership Announcement

We are excited to announce the appointment of Trish Wilkinson, ACNP-BC, as the Director of APP Clinical Operations within the Division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology. In tandem, we are pleased to also announce Sarah Cooley, AGACNP-BC, and Shawn Reynolds, MS, MSPAS, PA-C, EMCAQ, as Co-Assistant APP Directors.

Revolutionizing Clinical Pain Research: A Shift Toward Patient-centered Engagement (Links to an external site)

The Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT), including Simon Haroutounian, PhD, MSc, and Katie Holzer, PhD, LCSW, brought together a diverse group of participants from academia, industry, funding and regulatory agencies, and people with lived experience (PWLE) of pain, to developed recommendations for advancing patient engagement in clinical pain research.

Pradhan elected to the American Headache Society Board of Directors­­

Amynah Pradhan, PhD, director of the Center for Clinical Pharmacology (CCP), has been selected as a Member-at-Large on the American Headache Society (AHS) Board of Directors for the 2024-2026 term.­­ AHS is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by migraine and other headache disorders, and collaborates with healthcare professionals, physicians, and advocates to advance research and […]