Dr. Michael Avidan Named New Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology

Dr. Michael Avidan Named New Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Avidan has accepted the position of head of the Department of Anesthesiology, effective July 1.

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Athiraman receives William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award

Dr. Athiraman receives William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award

Dr. Athiraman received the William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award for the project titled: “The Role of Isoflurane Conditioning on Cognitive Function Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage”.

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Obstetric Anesthesiology Named Center of Excellence

Obstetric Anesthesiology Named Center of Excellence

The Department of Anesthesiology and Dr. Arvind Palanisamy are excited to announce that Washington University was recently designated as a Center of Excellence (COE) for Anesthesia Care for Obstetric Patients by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP).

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Blunting pain’s emotional component

Blunting pain’s emotional component: Blocking opioid receptor restores motivation

Pain researchers have shown in rodents that they can block receptors on brain cells that are responsible for the negative emotions associated with pain, such as sadness, depression and lethargy.

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Department of Anesthesiology Global Health Initiative

Minna Wang, Max Wolfson, and Douglas Thompson collaborating with residents at Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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.