College of Medicine: 2016 Celebration of Research

Congratulations to the Department of Anesthesiology participants in this year’s UF College of Medicine (COM) 2016 Celebration of Research. Every year we come together to celebrate the breadth, quality, and merit of the research landscape within the COM and this year, the event was held at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. With more than 460 research posters, both digital and print. On display, it’s no wonder UF is ranked highly in research. The event took place on Monday, February 22, 2016, where the UF College of Medicine Research Landscapes began a video project displaying innovative ways to convey the power of UF research programs, the excitement of UF faculty, and the beauty of UF’s campus. Samples of the video were on display at the Gate 1 entrance of the O’Connell Center. There were also 21 Informational Booths set up alongside the research posters, ranging from our very own Center for Safety Simulation & Advanced Learning Technology (CSSALT), Center for Smell & Taste, and the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center to name just a few.

Thank you to the following participants who represented the Department of Anesthesiology:

  •  “Business and Practice Management Education in Pain Medicine Fellowships.” – Srichard Sims, Ajay Antony, Richard Rosequist, Gary Brenner, Jay Mesrobian, Amr Abouleish, Rene Przkora.
  •  “Medical Management of A Patient with Myeloradiculitis from High-Dose Opiates Used in Targeted Drug Delivery.” – Spencer Hyde, Renee Gallo, Rene Przkora.
  •  “Are Baseline Pain Sensitivity and Genetic Factor Associated with Acute and Chronic Post-Thoracotomy Pain?” – Natalia Pawlowicz, Andre Boezaart, Charles Klodell, jr., Margaret Wallace, Reginald Frye, Barbara Hastie.
  •  “Anesthesia with Sevoflurane in Neonatal Rats: Developmental Neuroendocrine Abnormalities Are Alleviated by Corticosteroid Receptor and CI¯ Importer Antagonists.” – Ling-Sha Ju, Jiao-Jiao Yang, Oscar Hernandez, Christoph Seubert, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Anatoly Martynyuk
  •  “Modulation of Neuroinflammation by Haptoglobin Reduces Oxidative Stress and Improves Intracerebral Hemorrhage Outcomes.” – Jenna Leclerc, Alex Dang, Juan Santiago-Moreno, Andrew Lampert, Sylvain Doré.
  •  “Modulation of Blood Accumulation and Angiogenic Responses by PGE2-EP3 Signaling after ICH in Aged Mice.” – Matthew Diller, Jenna Leclerc, Andrew Lampert, Sylvain Doré.
  • “GI Endoscopy Insufflating Gas Pressure: How Regulated Is the Regulator?” – Alberto Bursian, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Peter Draganov, Jeffrey White.
  • “Age Moderates Association Between Pre-Existing Psychological Illness and Inpatient Outcomes for Trauma Patients.”- Terrie Vasilopoulos, MaryBeth Horodyski, Laura Zdziarski, Kalia Sadasivan, Heather Vincent.
  •  “Simulation-Based Assessment of Improvements in Cognitive Performance in an Anesthesiology Residency Training Program.” – Samsun Lampotang.
  • “Spinal cord stimulation:  Beneficial effects in Raynaud’s Syndrome.” – Timothy Vollmer, Ajay Antony, Andrew McNeil, Rene Przkora.
  • “Efficacy of Laropiprant in ameliorating hyperglycemia-mediated intracerebral  hemorrhage.” Moniquie Mendes, Sherry Ali, Sylvain Doré, Abdullah Ahafique Ahmad.
  • “Syringe pump performance maintained with intravenous filer usage during low flow rate delivery for pediatric patients.” Destiny Chau, Terrie Vasilopolous, Mirian Schoepf, Christina Zang, Brenda Fahy.
  • “30 day readmission rates due to pain at an academic inpatient facility:  A retrospective study.” – Shawn Hughes, F. Kayser Enneking, Rene Przkora.
  • “Functional outcomes utilizing the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) after epidural steriod injection compared to medication therapy in elderly patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.”  Christompher Babl, Mohamed Osman, Steven Fisher, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Elena Volpi, Rene Przkora.
  • “Bilateral thalamic infarcts from occlusion of artery of percheron after successful recanalization of basilar artery dissection and thrombosis in setting of intracranial fibromuscular dysplasia:  A case report.” – Faraz Khursheed, Arash Afshinnik, James Milburn, Kenneth Gaines, Viviek Sabharwal, Gabriel Vidal, Rene Przkora.
  • “Frequency-specific electrocorticographic correlates of working memory delay period.” – Faraz Khursheed, Nitin Tandon, Kathrin Tertel, Thomas Pieters, Michael Disano, Timothy Ellmore, Rene Przkora.
  • “Novel usefulness of cylinder test for assessing long-term sensorimotor dysfunction in mild ischemic stroke mouse model.” – Lei Liu, Matthew Weider, Yasmin Dweik, Sylvain Doré.
  • “Deletion of the hemopexin or heme oxygenase-2 gene aggravates brain injury following stroma-free hemoglobin-induced intracerebral hemorrhage.” – Bryan Slootsky, Bo Ma, Emanuela Tolosano, Sylvain Doré.
  • “The development of cell-specific conditional Nrf2 knockouts using Cre-Lox recombination.” – Morgan Carson, Jenna Leclerc, Lei Liu, Sylvan Doré.
  • “Increased brain hemopexin levels improves outcomes after experimental ICH.” Andrew Lampert, Jenna Leclerc, Juan Santiago-Moreno, Alex Dang, Pedro Cruz, Awilda Rosario, Todd Golde, Sylvian Doré.
  • “PGE2 EP1-4 receptor expression levels after intracerebral hemorrhage in you aged and EP1 deficient mice.” – Julie Bailes, Jenna Leclerc, Andrew Fadool, Chase Chambers, Sylvain Doré.
  • “Haptoglobin improves intracerebral hemorrhage outcomes by modulating angiogenic responses.” – Tina esfandiary, Jenna Leclerc, Sylvian Doré.
  • “GATOR Kidney Risk Score.” – Ashkan Ebadi, Anis Davoudi, Paul Thottakkara, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Parisa Rashidi, Azra Bhiroac.
  • “Application of machine learning techniques to high-dimensional clinical data to predict risk for postoperative complications.” – Carmen Khorram, Paul Thottakara, Ashkan Ebadi, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Anis Davoudi, Parisa Rashidi, Azra Bihorac.
  • “Impact of thoracic paravertebral continuous catheters and epidurals on surgical and anesthetic outcomes for patients undergoing liver resections.” – Jennifer Mallek Amanda Allen, Taylor Chou, Ivan Zendejas, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Christopher Giordano, Patrick Tighe.


Alberto Bursian at the 2016 Celebration of Research
Alberto Bursian
Andrew Lampert and Matthew Diller at the 2016 Celebration of Research
Andrew Lampert, Matthew Diller
Samsun Lampotang at the 2016 Celebration of Research
Samsun Lampotang
Natalia Pawlowicz at the 2016 Celebration of Research
Natalia Pawlowicz
Richard Sims at the 2016 Celebration of Research
Richard Sims
Terrie Vasilopoulos, PhD, at the 2016 Celebration of Research
Terrie Vasilopoulos