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 staff members receive Distinguished Honor Award from Dean’s Office
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.
ASAP resident, Dr. Sunny Lou, awarded AMA grant to improve clinician efficiency and patient outcomes
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.
Announcing the 2022 Cohort of ASSURE Fellows (Links to an external site)
The Department of Anesthesiology announces the 2022 cohort of ASSURE Fellows.
Neural pathway key to sensation of pleasant touch identified (Links to an external site)
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.
Saving a Life When No One Is Around (Links to an external site)
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.
COVID-19 infection linked to higher risk of neuropathy (Links to an external site)
Senior investigator Simon Haroutounian, PhD, chief of clinical research at the Washington University Pain Center alongside other researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that many people who tested positive for the coronavirus in the early months of the pandemic also experienced peripheral neuropathy during and following their bouts with COVID-19.
Department ranks #2 in NIH funding for second straight year
The Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ranked #2 nationwide among anesthesiology departments in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Scientists Develop Wireless-Networks that Allow Brain Circuits to Be Studied Remotely using the Internet
Global researchers created a wireless network utilizing implantable devices and equipment integrated with IoT technology, enabling neuroscience experiments that can virtually study the brains of animals.
Emotional aspects of chronic pain isolated in brain circuitry (Links to an external site)
Led by Jose Moron-Concepcion, PhD, the findings (published online Oct. 18 in the journal Nature Neuroscience) could lead to treatments targeting the emotion-related aspects of pain.