Celebrating research in the Department of Anesthesiology

Faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and students gathered last week for the 2024 Department of Anesthesiology Celebration of Research, held at the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital.

Lampotang Feldheim Celebration of Research '24

The event, an annual tradition, is an opportunity for members of the department to display the collaboration, mentorship, and rigor at the heart of their clinical and academic practice.

Participants at the event had the opportunity to view 44 poster abstracts highlighting the research and accomplishments of the department. Three of the top-scoring abstracts were chosen by a panel of faculty judges to be delivered as podium presentations.

After the podium presentations, a keynote speech titled “Patient Precision Anesthesia” was given by Charles Dean Kurth, M.D., professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The department would like to extend its appreciation to Amy Gunnett, R.N., CCRC, manager of clinical research for the department, and her team for organizing another successful Celebration of Research. Many thanks to them and to everyone who attended and participated.

View the recording of oral presentations and keynote.

View the abstracts from the event.

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

Read on to see the top three abstract winners, as well as winners for overall categories.

CoR '24 award winners

First Place, Niralee Patel
Title: Low Incidence of Perioperative Complications During Pterygopalatine Fossa Nerve Blocks in Pediatric Populations: A Retrospective Chart Review
Coauthors: Devin Patel; David Vanderbilt; Garrett Dennis; Regina Knudsen, M.S.; Amy Gunnett, RN; BSN; CCRC; Cameron Smith, M.D, Ph.D.

Second Place and Top Clinical Trial Research, Kara Eversole, MA
Title: Longitudinal Analysis of Risk and Resilience Factors on Older Adult Cognition Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Observational Study
Coauthors: Cynthia Garvan, Ph.D.; Catherine Price, Ph.D.; ABPP-CN, Jared Tanner, Ph.D.

Third Place and Top Chart Review Research, John Heinbockel, M.D.
Title: Characterizing Intraoperative Blood Pressure Data Streams and Examining Relationship with Surgical Outcomes: Results From a Study of Adults 65 Years and Older Electing Surgery
Coauthors: Chris Hensen, M.D.; Keith Howell, M.D.; Catherine C. Price, Ph.D.; Patrick Tighe, M.D., M.S.; Cynthia Garvan, Ph.D.; Steven Robicsek, M.D., Ph.D.

Top Quality Improvement Research, Anjali Patel and Lauren Spalding
Title: Design and Evaluation of an Individualized Lab Order Set in EPIC to Decrease Recurrent Lab Draws in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU)
Coauthors: Joseph Philip, M.D.; Mark Bleiweis, M.D.; William Winter, M.D.; Kevin Sullivan, M.D.

Top Educational Research, Christopher Samouce, Ph.D.
Title: Development and Validation of an Online, Interactive Defibrillator Simulation for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Providers
Coauthors: Michael Kazior, M.D.; F. Chen, S. Martinelli, Avash Poudel, David Lizdas, B.S.; Samsun Lampotang, Ph.D.

Top Basic Science Research, Alexander Gomez
Title: Sevoflurane-Induced Electroencephalography-Detectable Epileptic Seizures in Estrogen Receptor Knockout Neonatal Rats
Coauthors: Jordan Hacker, Anatoly E. Martynyuk, Ph.D.

Congratulations to all of the winners!