On March 17, 2023, the Department of Anesthesiology matched with 22 physicians who will begin their anesthesiology internship at WashU this summer.
Study targets kappa opioid receptor to develop more effective drugs for pain management
In a study published in Nature Communications in March 2023, researchers from the Center for Clinical Pharmacology unveil promising research in the development of more effective, less addictive, and safer pain management drugs.
Transforming department culture
Collaborative culture is priority for the Department of Anesthesiolgy. It impacts our members’ well-being and working environment, and helps us to achieve our missions.
WashU anesthesiologists present at Annual Patient Safety & Quality Symposium
On March 3, 2023, several clinicians and staff members from the Department of Anesthesiology presented at the 13th Annual Patient Safety & Quality Symposium.
Anesthesiology Control Tower helps detect emergencies before they arise (Links to an external site)
The Anesthesiology Control Tower provides additional sets of eyes to help anesthesia clinicians head off and troubleshoot rare but potentially life-threatening perioperative events that can occur unpredictably.
Department ranks in top 3 in NIH research funding
According to the latest data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ranked No. 3 among the nation’s top anesthesiology departments in terms of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Department launches Women of WUDA
The Women of WUDA hosted its inaugural retreat at the Wild Carrot on Saturday, February 4. Over 100 women from the department joined together for a morning of professional development, wellness activities, and networking opportunities.
WashU Medicine reaches new heights as it climbs to No. 3 in NIH research funding (Links to an external site)
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis were awarded $569 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2022, elevating WashU to No. 3 among U.S. medical schools in total NIH research funding support.
WashU Medicine to no longer participate in U.S. News & World Report rankings (Links to an external site)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis announced that it will no longer submit data to U.S. News & World Report to support their “best medical schools” survey and ranking.
Brandon Tan, MD, selected as 2023 Dean’s Scholar
Brandon Tan, MD, PGY5 and an ASAP trainee, has been selected as one of the 2023 Dean’s Scholars. His project explores how the serotonin 3 receptor—implicated in nausea, depression, anxiety, and psychosis—changes its activity when the lipid environment is altered.