2014 Resident Abstract Award Finalists and Winners

Inhaled Anesthetic Agent-Vaporizer Mismatch: Management in Settings with Limited Resources
Adam Adler
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, Massachusetts

Thrombin Preconditioning In Surgical Brain Injury in Rats
Michael Benggon, MD
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
San Diego, California

Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Contributes to the Increasing Hospital Cost in Severe Sepsis
Meghan Brennan, MD, MS
University of Florida
Gainsville, Florida

Markov Chain Modeling of Postoperative Pain State Transitions
Matthew Bzdega, MD
University of Florida
Gainsville, Florida

Measuring Change to Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Levels in Human Serum Exposed to Mild Hypoxic Conditions using the Fluorescent Trapping Agent Dansyl Azide
Nicole Collins
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont

Morphine 6-O-Sulfate Sodium: A Novel Opiod Analgesic Alternative Evaluated in a Rat Model of Diabetic Neuropathy
Navdeep Dogra, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas

A Comparison of Intravenous and Perineural Dexamethasone on Sciatic Nerve Blockade
Eric Kamenetsky, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

*Resident Abstract Award Winner*
Heparin Dose-Response Variability is affected by Genetic Variants in the Coagulation Pathways: KNG1 Polymorphisms
Tenneille Loo, MSc, BSc
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Patient Selection for Outpatient Surgery: Identifying Those at High Risk for Major Complications
Michael Mathis, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Affects of Intraocular Pressure in Nonglacaumactous Children under Nitrous vs Sevoflurane
Phung Pham, MD
University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, Florida

Gestational Propofol Exposure Induces Neuroapoptosis and Long-Term Behavioral Deficits in Offspring Rats
Johan Reyes, MD
Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School

Rates and Predictors of Perioperative Mortality: Preliminary Data from the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry
Elizabeth Whitlock, MD, MSc
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Propofol Confers Cardioprotection via HO-1 Dependent STAT3 Activation in Normal Rats but via Adiponectin Dependent STAT3 Activation in Type 1 Diabetic Rats
Zhengyuan Xia, PhD, MD
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Encourage, stimulate, and fund ongoing anesthesia-related research projects that will enhance and advance the specialty, and to disseminate current, state-of-the-art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical anesthesia, including perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management. The IARS is focused solely on the advancement and support of education and scientific research related to anesthesiology.

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This award is intended to support investigations that will further the understanding of clinical practice in anesthesiology and related sciences. Up to four research projects are selected annually, with a maximum award of $175,000 each, payable over two years.

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