The Daily Dose • Sunday, May 16, 2021

Congratulations to the Kosaka Best Abstract Award Winners!

Nine researchers presented their cutting-edge research during the Kosaka Best Abstract Award Session on May 16 at the IARS 2021 Annual Meeting. Their top research was selected from over 600 abstracts submitted to the meeting. All presented their findings orally during the session with a Q&A following each, moderated by judges Seun Johnson-Akeju, MD, Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD, Max Kelz, MD, PhD, and Y.S. Prakash, MD, PhD.

On behalf of the Japan Society for Clinical Anesthesia (JSCA) and the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), we are happy to announce the Kosaka Best Abstract awardees. Each awardee will receive a $500 prize.

Basic Science Research Award Winner 

Leveraging TRPV1 genetic divergence between avian and mammalian species to develop a TRPV1K710N knock-in mouse and a novel analgesic

Shufang He, PhD, The Second Hospital of Anhui Medical University; Stanford University, Hefei, China

Clinical Research Award Winner 

Whole-brain network connectivity changes with midazolam sedation during task performance and periodic pain: A functional MRI study in healthy young adults

Keith M. Vogt, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Scholars Presentation Award Winner

Modulation of Microvascular Blood Flow And Stroke Outcome Via GPR39 in Mice

Yifan Xu, MD, PhD, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR

Learn more about their research and view their ePosters here.

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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IMRA Awards

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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