Light used to activate brain’s opioid receptors

Light — not pain-killing drugs — used to activate brain’s opioid receptors

Researchers, led by Michael R. Bruchas, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, have influenced the behavior of mice using light, rather than drugs, to activate the reward response.

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Welcome Resident Class of 2019

Announcing the Class of 2019!

On Friday, March 20th 2015, the Department of Anesthesiology matched its 45th entering class of residents in the culmination of a very successful recruiting season.

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Residents Present at MARC 2015

Residents Received Honors at the 2015 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference

The annual Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC) took place in Cleveland, OH on May 1-3. Three Washington University Anesthesiology residents won top awards.

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Anesthesiology graduate student invited to Nobel symposium

Anesthesiology graduate student invited to Nobel symposium

Jordan McCall, who will defend his dissertation for a PhD in neuroscience this spring, was one of 19 Americans selected to attend the meeting in Lindau, Germany.

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Department of Anesthesiology Global Health Initiative

Stephanie Grant teaching in the Obstetric Unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana.

Stephanie Grant teaching in the Obstetric Unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana.

Partnerships across the world

It is important for the Washington University Department of Anesthesiology and the training programs we host to continually explore and develop long-term global partnerships that provide mutually beneficial, unique educational opportunities for our students, trainees, faculty and staff. Our international programs will focus on improving patient safety through education and implementation of quality improvement initiatives in partnership with our host countries. We hope this initiative will prove to be an innovative model for future global health partnerships.