Haroutounian named Preclinical Teacher of the Year

Simon Haroutounian, PhD, MSc, chief of the Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR) and chief of Clinical Pain Research at the Washington University Pain Center, has been honored with the Preclinical Teacher of the Year award by the graduating Class of 2024.

Six department faculty honored with 2024 Dean’s Impact Awards

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Six faculty members from the Department of Anesthesiology have been selected to receive the School of Medicine’s 2024 Dean’s Impact Award: Robert Gereau, PhD, Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, Allison Mitchell, MD, Rachel Moquin, EdD, MA, Dolores Njoku, MD, and Brian Wessman, MD.

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.

The 36th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture: Pioneering Precision in Critical Care

The Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine proudly hosted its 36th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture on Friday, March 22, 2024, at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. This annual lecture honors the legacy of C. Ronald Stephen, MD, FFARCS, the first chairman of the department in 1971.

Advancing Anesthesiology: Highlights from the 70th Annual AUA Meeting at Washington University

Washington University in St. Louis had the honor of hosting the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) for its 70th Annual Meeting at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center on March 22-24. The 2024 AUA Annual Meeting brought together esteemed experts and scholars in academic anesthesiology marking this occasion as the AUA’s first university-affiliated meeting in over a decade.