In a recent study published in Nature Neuroscience, Dr. Ream Al-Hasani and colleagues have identified a new role for a GABA projection in reward processing which could lead to new treatments for addiction and depression.
Clinicians and researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a four-year, $6.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to launch a center designed to help improve mental health in surgery patients, particularly older surgery patients. The center will conduct studies to identify and treat depression and anxiety in surgical patients. This new center is the first NIH-funded center of its kind in the United States.
The ASOS-2 project was a response to the findings in ASOS-1, that African surgical patients are twice as likely to die in the hospital after surgery than the international average. The project aimed to shift the limited existing resources available for postoperative surveillance towards those patients at higher risk of developing postoperative complications.
Funded by a $33 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Michigan will compare intravenous propofol to inhaled anesthetic drugs to determine which of the common anesthetic drugs offers better patient recovery experiences and improved clinical outcomes.
The Daniel X. Freedman Award is given for outstanding achievements in basic research by a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator and honors outstanding scientists working to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illness.
Wayland Cheng, MD, PhD has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award (FARA) from the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).
Dr. Baron Chanda received a grant from the NINDS to to study cells’ ion channels as potential targets for new drugs to treat disorders affecting the brain, heart and muscles.
The department received over $16.1 million in federal funding from the NIH, and six faculty ranked in the top 50 for total NIH funding to individual anesthesia principal investigators.
The ASSURE fellowship program will provide underrepresented minority college students from the St. Louis metro area an opportunity to engage in basic, clinical, and/or translational research projects.
Ro Sandoval, research technician in the Moron-Concepcion Lab, was recently recognized by the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).