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Dr. Quinn Hogan awarded $2.3 million NIH grant

September 12, 2017 – Quinn Hogan, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, has recently been awarded a $2.3 million NIH grant to investigate sensory neuron function.

MSA program welcomes Class of 2019

August 16, 2017 – The Master of Science in Anesthesia program held its second annual White Coat Ceremony for its incoming class of students on Monday, August 7.

Amadou Camara, PhD, approved for funding for traumatic brain injury research

July 27, 2017 – The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin recently approved funding of $1 million over four years for Amadou Camara's research proposal titled “Identifying Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – A Path to Novel Therapeutic Opportunities.”

Christina Spofford, MD, PhD, appointed as Medical Director of Simulation

July 27, 2017 – Anesthesiology Associate Professor Christina Spofford, MD, PhD, has been appointed as Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Medical Director of Simulation.

“What Does Weight Have to Do with It?” by Drs. Hainsworth, Khan, Weisman, et al.

A new study looks at parents’ perspectives on their children’s weight and its relation to chronic pain. Results indicate a need for greater education for parents about the effects of excessive weight on pain.

Anesthesiology faculty and residents represent Medical College of Wisconsin at Doctor Day

March 29, 2017 – Several MCW Department of Anesthesiology faculty members and residents attended Wisconsin Doctor Day 2017 in Madison on March 29.

Anesthesiology faculty, fellows and residents represent Medical College of Wisconsin at national pediatrics anesthesia meetings

March 9, 2017 – Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesiology faculty members, fellows and residents presented at three annual meetings this past weekend: the Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists (SPA)/American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (AAP), the Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM) and the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS). The three meetings were held in conjunction with one another over four days in Austin, Texas.

Department of Anesthesiology announces 2017-2018 chief residents

March 27, 2017 – The Medical College of Wisconsin’s chief Anesthesiology residents for the 2017-2018 academic year will be Katherine Manupipatpong, MD, and Amber Zdanovec, MD.

Division of Pain Medicine professors contribute to significant publication outlining new acute-pain classification system

May 9, 2017 – The Department of Anesthesiology’s Vice Chair of Pain Medicine and Professor Robert Hurley, MD, PhD; and Professor Steven Weisman, MD; were both part of an expert panel that today published “The ACTTION–APS–AAPM Pain Taxonomy (AAAPT) Multidimensional Approach to Classifying Acute Pain Conditions.” The article will appear in both Pain Medicine and the Journal of Pain.

Dr. Meredith Adams Featured by American Society of Anesthesiologists

Feb. 12 - Meredith Adams, MD, of the Medical College of Wisconsin, received a Research in Education Grant from FAER, a two-year $100,000 award, for her study, "Creation and Validation of an Anesthesiology Pain Education App: Delivering ABA Pain Content to the Millennial Learner."

Dr. Meredith Adams receives FAER grant to develop and study a pain educational app for millennial learners

Dec. 9 - Creation and Validation of an Anesthesiology Pain Educational App: Delivering ABA Pain Content to the Millennial Learner

Dr. Zhi-Dong Ge Wins First-Place Award at International Symposium

Jan 30, 2017 — Zhi-Dong Ge, MD, PhD, won the Oral Presentation of Interesting and Complex Cases at the 35th Annual International Symposium of Clinical Updates in Anesthesiology, Surgery and Perioperative Medicine.

Early-Stage Anesthesiology Scholars

Early-Stage Anesthesiology Scholars (eSAS) is an nascent community led by trainees, for trainees. eSAS serves the interests of early-career anesthesiologist scientists, providing an academic home for developing scholars in anesthesiology.

MCW Professors Drs. Camara, Kwok, and Stowe Awarded $650,000 VA Merit

Feb. 15 - MCW Professors of Anesthesiology Dr. Amadou K.S. Camara, PhD, Dr. Wei-Meng Kwok, PhD, and Dr. David Stowe MD, PhD, have been awarded a $650,000 merit from the Veterans Affairs Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development/Clinic Science Research and Development Merit Review Program.

Meredith Adams, MD MS, receives Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award

April 7, 2017 – Meredith Adams, MD MS, has been awarded the Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award (K08) by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, of the National Institutes of Health. The award will fund her project “Identifying opioid response phenotypes in low back pain electronic health data.”

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute awards MCW Anesthesiology professors $2.8 million grant

March 15, 2017 – Investigators in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Anesthesiology have received a grant for $2.8 million over four years to research how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate.

Pain Medicine Fellowship Awarded 2016 Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award

Jan. 18 - Dr. Meredith Adams received the 2016 Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award from the premier pain society, American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Quinn Hogan, MD, Named Vice Chair of Research

February 21, 2017 – The Department of Anesthesiology has announced that Quinn Hogan, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, is its new Vice Chair of Research.

Residents and fellows celebrated at 2017 Graduation Dinner

June 27, 2017 – On Friday, June 16, the Anesthesiology Department of the Medical College of Wisconsin gathered to celebrate its Class of 2017 residents and fellows.

Residents and medical students nab 20 awards at 2017 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference

April 24, 2017 – Twenty-four residents and six medical students represented MCW at the 2017 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC) in Chicago April 21-23. MARC is the largest anesthesia residents’ conference in the world, with a mission of encouraging and supporting resident research and scholarly activity, as well as allowing residents to share their work among their peers in a friendly, educational atmosphere.

Robert Hurley, MD PhD, joins editorial board of Pain Medicine

April 7, 2017 – Anesthesiology Professor and Vice Chair of Pain Medicine, Rob Hurley, MD PhD, has joined the editorial board of the monthly journal Pain Medicine as Co-Editor of the General Section. Pain Medicine is a multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to pain clinicians, educators and researchers with an interest in pain from various medical specialties.

Wai-Meng Kwok, PhD

Wai-Meng Kwok, PhD, named Director of Basic Science Research for Department of Anesthesiology

March 7, 2017 – Dr. Wai-Meng Kwok, Professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been named the Department of Anesthesiology’s new Director of Basic Science Research.

Anesthesiology researchers to study how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate

April 4 - Investigators in MCW’s Department of Anesthesiology have received a $2.8 million, four-year grant to study how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate. The team will investigate the functional and structural transformation of the mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) from a protein that plays a key role in cell survival to one that is lethal to the cell.

Dr. Christina Diaz serves as program chair for Society of Pediatric Anesthesia annual meeting

Dr. Christina Diaz serves as program chair for Society of Pediatric Anesthesia annual meeting

Nov. 1 - Christian D. Diaz, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology, recently served as program chair for the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia’s 30th annual meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Meredith Adams receives Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award

Dr. Meredith Adams receives Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award

April 10 - Meredith Adams, MD, MS, associate professor of anesthesiology, has been awarded a four-year, $737,492 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award (K08) from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

Honor anesthesiologists during Physician Anesthesiologist Week

Honor anesthesiologists during Physician Anesthesiologist Week

Jan. 30 - Jan. 29 through Feb. 4 is Physician Anesthesiologist Week, a great time to honor MCW’s anesthesiologists. MCW has 119 faculty and staff physician anesthesiologists who work at locations through the Milwaukee area including Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Community Memorial Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Honor our nurse anesthetists during National Nurse Anesthetist Week

Honor our nurse anesthetists during National Nurse Anesthetist Week

Jan. 23 - Nurse Anesthetist Week is being celebrated Jan. 22-28, and the Medical College of Wisconsin is using the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of the nurse anesthetists who provide care at Froedtert Hospital, the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, and Community Memorial Hospital.

Medical College of Wisconsin Researcher in Department of Anesthesiology Wins First Place at International Symposium

Feb. 8 - Zhi-Dong Ge, MD, PhD, won the Oral Presentation of Interesting and Complex Cases at the 35th Annual International Symposium of Clinical Updates in Anesthesiology, Surgery and Perioperative Medicine.

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