Dr. Kai Kuck, PhD and researchers from the University of Utah, Stanford University, and Brown University collaborate on project titled “A Rapidly Manufacturable, Open-Source Ventilator for Austere Conditions and Low Resource Countries” selected as a
RECOGNITION
Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Kai Kuck, PhD and researchers from the University of Utah, Stanford University, and Brown University collaborate on project titled “A Rapidly Manufacturable, Open-Source Ventilator for Austere Conditions and Low Resource Countries” selected as a

The U of U Health Discoveries/Advances campaign highlights the very best, transformative research at our institution since 2015. The goals are to inspire and raise awareness of high-caliber science being done here, and to emphasize that research is the engine that drives advances in human health.... Read More

The Fine Family Visiting Lecture Program
RECOGNITION
Mar 17, 2021

The Fine Family Visiting Lecture Program

The Department of Anesthesiology announces the biggest gift in its history. Called “The Fine Family Visiting Professor Program,” the endowment will support 4 visiting lecturers each year, addressing topics in anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine. In addition to Grand Rounds and Research Conference presentations, the visiting lecturers will also engage in mentoring and networking activities as part of faculty development efforts. The Department is grateful to Dr. Perry Fine and his family for their generosity that will benefit the Department in perpetuity.... Read More

Harriet Hopf, MD publishes “‘The Adjunct Faculty Are Our Lifeblood': An Institution’s Response to Deliver Value to Volunteer Community Faculty” in Family Medicine
RESEARCH
Feb 11, 2021

Harriet Hopf, MD publishes “‘The Adjunct Faculty Are Our Lifeblood': An Institution’s Response to Deliver Value to Volunteer Community Faculty” in Family Medicine

Dr. Harriet Hopf et al. recently published an article regarding the importance of adjunct faculty and how institutions can improve recruitment, training, and retention of these faculty. The study concluded that including community faculty voices to inform action is a worthwhile investment towards maximizing support and engagement from adjunct faculty. ... Read More

Daisy Feng, intern, publishes study on inflammatory markers of cognitive decline in mice titled “Blocking Kv1.3 potassium channels prevents postoperative neuroinflammation and cognitive decline without impairing wound healing in mice”
RESEARCH
Feb 03, 2021

Daisy Feng, intern, publishes study on inflammatory markers of cognitive decline in mice titled “Blocking Kv1.3 potassium channels prevents postoperative neuroinflammation and cognitive decline without impairing wound healing in mice”

Daisy Feng et al., intern, published a study that determined that Kv1.3 blockers, currently undergoing clinical trials for other conditions, may represent an effective and safe intervention to prevent postoperative cognitive decline.... Read More

Daisy Feng, intern, publishes study on post-operative delirium titled “Dexmedetomidine for prevention of postoperative delirium in older adults undergoing oesophagectomy with total intravenous anaesthesia”
RESEARCH
Feb 03, 2021

Daisy Feng, intern, publishes study on post-operative delirium titled “Dexmedetomidine for prevention of postoperative delirium in older adults undergoing oesophagectomy with total intravenous anaesthesia”

Daisy Feng et al., intern, published a study regarding the use of dexmedetomidine. They concluded that "adding peri-operative dexmedetomidine to a total intravenous anaesthetic safely reduces POD and emergence agitation in elderly patients undergoing open transthoracic oesophagectomy. These benefits were associated with a postoperative reduction in circulating levels of the proinflammatory cytokine IL-6 and stabilisation of the haemodynamic profile."... Read More

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