Dr. Kannampallil will plan, direct, and coordinate research activities related to technology, telemedicine, and innovation within the department. He will also provide population, organizational, and patient-level data, analysis and decision support to advance innovative and technology-related initiatives for the department.
Dr. Sunny Lou has been awarded the 2022 International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Mentored Research Award for her project “Intelligent Clinical Decision Support for Perioperative Blood Management.”
ASSURE fellows concluded their summers with an end-of-program poster session at the School of Medicine, where they presented their work and answered questions about the research they conducted throughout the summer. Looking ahead, the ASSURE fellowship program aims to continue growing in size and scope by seeking additional support through grants and philanthropic funding. Recently, the fellowship program was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital which will be instrumental in maintaining momentum and continuing to improve the program.
Mark Arcario, MD, PhD, was recently awarded a $250,000 Mentored Research Training Grant from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) for his project titled, “Understanding Allosteric Modulation of Pentameric Ligand-Gated Ion Channels by Fatty Acids.”
Drs. Palanca and Lenze have received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to begin the Slow Wave Induction by Propofol to Eliminate Depression (SWIPED) clinical trial.
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 Department of Anesthesiology announces the 2022 cohort of ASSURE Fellows.
Zhou-Feng Chen, PhD, director of the Center for the Study of Itch & Sensory Disorders at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, alongside his team, identified a neural circuit and a neuropeptide in mice — a chemical messenger that carries signals between nerve cells — that transmit the sensation known as pleasant touch from the skin to the brain.
An implanted device that will automatically detect an overdose and give the opioid blocker naloxone is under development by Robert Gereau, Ph.D., of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and John Rogers, Ph.D., of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.