The best minds in anesthesiology at Celebration of Research
Anesthesiology honors outstanding anesthesiologists and their research.
Monday, October 11
9:30- 11:30 a.m.
Anesthesiology, the official journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, invites you to join in celebrating the best in anesthesiology research at this morning's Celebration of Research, which features the recipients of several awards.
ASA Award for Excellence in Research
The annual ASA Award for Excellence in Research recognizes an individual for research that is likely to have an impact on the practice of anesthesiology. The work represents a body of original, mature, and sustained contributions to the advancement of the science of anesthesiology.
This year’s recipient, George Mashour, MD, PhD, is the Robert B. Sweet Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is being honored for his research into consciousness and how it is interrupted during general anesthesia and sleep.
In addition to his research, Dr. Mashour founded two scientific centers at the University of Michigan: The Center for Consciousness Science and the Center for Drug Repurposing. He has also received numerous awards for his work, including the James E. Cottrell, MD, Presidential Scholar Award in 2011. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2018.
James E. Cottrell, MD, Presidential Scholar Award
The James E. Cottrell, MD, Presidential Scholar Award recognizes anesthesiologists who dedicate their formative careers to research. This year’s recipient is Alex Proekt, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
Dr. Proekt has dedicated much of his groundbreaking research to the way patients transition to and from states of unconsciousness while under anesthesia and the process of returning to wakefulness as well as the areas of conscious perception and dynamic criticality. In addition to his research, Dr. Proekt also serves as a mentor and advisor to numerous PhD candidates and has been invited to lecture at anesthesiology departments and conferences across the country and around the world.
Dr. Proekt and Dr. Mashour will present lectures on their research following the presentation of their respective awards.
Mentoring Excellence in Research Award
The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) will present the Mentoring Excellence in Research Award. This award recognizes mentorship rather than scientific accomplishment. According to the Foundation, the award acknowledges the successful development of research mentees who go on to become physician scientists, ultimately shaping the future of the specialty. Rather than being based on the mentor’s career achievements, the award is based on the training experiences and successes of their mentees.
The foundation will also present a brief update on its own research activities.
Resident Research Essays
The ASA Committee on Research will present the winners of this year’s Resident Research Essay contest:
· First Place: Non-Opioid, GTS-21, Mitigates Morphine-Induced Aggravation of Nociceptive Behaviors After Burn Injury by Inhibition of Spinal Microglia Activation, Yang Ren, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
· Second Place: Preoperative Assessment of Anxiety and Depression Using Computerized Adaptive Screening Tools: A Pilot Prospective Cohort Study,
Victoria Bass, MD, University of Chicago.
· Third Place: Life Impact of Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Due to Primary Graft Dysfunction in Patients After Orthopedic Heart Transplantation, Rene M’Pembele, MD, University Hospital Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany.
The session will be moderated by Evan Kharasch, MD, PhD, of the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesiology.
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