Research Accomplishments on Display at Academic Evening 2023

Every year since 1998, the Academic Evening has celebrated scientific excellence in the scholarly collaboration of our residents, fellows, postdocs, and research associates with the department's faculty. At this year's event, more than 50 abstracts represented these partnerships.

Man and woman in front of tables at conference

Guest judge Dr. Vivianne Tawfik and Dr. Charles Emala, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology

The top abstracts of the 26th Annual Academic Evening were ranked by a selection committee comprised of the following faculty members: Mitchell F. Berman, MD; Jeanine M. D’Armiento, MD, PhD; Charles W. Emala, MD; Neil Harrison, PhD; George Hasko, MD, PhD; Heidi Jerome, MD; H. Thomas Lee, MD, PhD; Richard J. Levy, MD, FAAP; Guohua Li, MD, DrPH; Richard M. Smiley, MD, PhD; Lena S. Y. Sun, MD; Guang Yang, PhD.

Our visiting guest judge, Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD, had the honor of selecting the first and second place awards. Dr. Tawfik is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine, Stanford University.  

Congratulations to the following trainee investigators and their faculty mentors.

First prize, Basic Science Category: Jamie Huertas. "Neutralization Protects Against Non-Human Primate Hepatic Ischemia Reperfusion Injury." Jaime Huertas, Adam Griesemer, Mihwa Kim and H. Thomas Lee

Second prize, Basic Science Category:  Tanvee Singh. "Differential transcriptomic changes of downstream HIF-1α genes indicative of lung injury in the atelectatic mechanically ventilated lung: An exploratory analysis." Tanvee Singh, Gabriel Motta-Ribeiro, Takuga Hinoshita, Marcos Adriano Lessa, Rebecca Baron, Congli Zeng, and Marcos F Vidal Melo

First prize, Clinical Science category: Oliver Isik. "Behavioral and neuropsychological outcomes in children after exposure to labor epidural analgesia." Oliver Isik, Shaqif Junaid, Ling Guo, Deven Lackraj, Ruth Landau, Caleb Miles, Craig Pennell, Britta von Ungern Sternberg, Andrew Whitehouse, Guohua Li, and Caleb Ing

Second prize, Clinical Science category: Casey Drubin. "Exploratory genome-wide association study of postoperative pulmonary complications following elective cardiac surgery." Casey Drubin, Aaron Mittel, Marcos Vidal Melo, May Hua, Kathleen Yu, Itzel Velázquez Sánchez, and Gebhard Wagener

Best case report: Vineet Aggarwal. "Management of a parturient with severe thrombocytopenia: use of ROTEM to guide placement of combined spinal epidural (CSE) for labor analgesia." Vineet Aggarwal, Karim Shauib, Abdo Barakat, Laurence Ring, and Ruthi Landau