2013 IARS Kosaka Abstract Award Winners

Patient-Oriented Research Award Winner

Therapeutic Effects of Bromvalerylurea on Sepsis-Induced Respiratory Failure of Rats by Immunosuppression of Alveolar Macrophages
Tasuku Nishihara, MD, PhD
Ehime University
Toon, Ehime, Japan

“It is a great honor for me to receive the Kosaka Award. The Kosaka Award provides us researchers with high motivation to continue research. I hope our research can contribute to the patients suffering from diseases in the future.”

Basic Science Research Award Winner

System-Wide Analysis of the Endogenous Immune Response to Surgical Trauma Using Mass Cytometry (CYTOF)
Brice Gaudilliere, MD, PhD
Stanford University
Stanford, California

“I was very honored to be selected to compete for the Kosaka Award with such brilliant scientists and I was particularly impressed by the quality of the Japanese research in anesthesia. Receiving the Kosaka Award at this early point in my career carried the important message that I have chosen a very promising research field.”