Anesthesiology

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Anthony Hudetz, DBM, PhD, awarded $1.2 million NIH grant renewal

Anthony Hudetz, DBM, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Physiology and Biophysics, was rewarded a R01 grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health, General Medical Sciences, entitled “General Anesthetics and Cerebral Cortical Sensory Integration,” in the amount of $1,200,000 for a duration of four years.

The goal of Dr. Hudetz’s grant is to help better understand how general anesthetics work, in particular, how they remove consciousness in the anesthetized patient. The knowledge gained should help develop safer anesthetics and better methods to determine the presence or absences of consciousness during anesthesia. Using anesthetic drugs as investigational tools, the project will also help us understand how nerve cells in the brain collaborate to create human and animal consciousness.

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