2014 IARS Mentored Research Award $150,000

Miles Berger, MD, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Berger’s Research

The trajectory and significance of perioperative changes in Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers

This study represents the first long-term, properly powered prospective clinical study to determine the long-term trajectory of perioperative changes in AD biomarkers, and to correlate these AD biomarker changes with changes in cognitive function and brain connectivity. Understanding these relationships will clarify the effect of anesthesia and surgery on AD pathogenesis, and could help develop strategies to block these effects and improve neurocognitive function after surgery.

Related Publications

Neurological complications of cardiac surgery.
McDonagh DL, Berger M, Mathew JP, Graffagnino C, Milano CA, Newman MF.

As increasing numbers of elderly people undergo cardiac surgery, neurologists are frequently called upon to assess patients with neurological complications from the procedure. Some complications mandate acute intervention, whereas others need longer term observation and management. A large amount of published literature exists about these complications…

Read Dr. Berger’s recent publications and articles.

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.

A&A Case Reports

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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