The 2015 Anesthesiology Celebration of Research Day was a great success. We would like to thank everyone who actively participated in and supported this event. We were pleased to have our distinguished keynote speaker, Carlos Mantilla, MD, PhD, give an amazing speech at the Hilton following an afternoon of fascinating poster and oral presentations at the Founders’ Gallery.
Dr. Abdullah Ahmad won this year’s Jerome H. Modell, MD, Research Award, which was selected by our invited speaker. Dr. Ahmad’s research was based on the efficacy of clinically tested Laropiprant in minimizing brain injury following intracerebral hemorrhage.
Faculty members also judged and awarded three winners for the best poster presentations. Below are the winners:
First Place winner, Dr. Bo Ma, won $500 for his poster presentation based on the activation of prostaglandin E2 EP1 receptor promoting microglial phagocytosis though CD36 receptor recycling.
Second Place winner, Allison Choi, won $250 for her poster presentation about pre-surgical brain integrity on baseline and intraoperative cerebral oxygenation during total knee arthroplasty surgery.
Third Place winner, David Lizdas, won $100 for his poster presentation based on cross-sectional literacy and the use of an ultrasound skills trainer.