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  • Congratulations to Drs Wei and Ping Yu on funding of a 5-year R01 grant: "Application of optogenetics in iPS cell transplantation therapy for ischemic stroke". Principle investigators include Dr. Wei (contact PI), Dr. Shan Ping Yu, and Dr. Robert Gross (Neurosurgery Department).   The investigation is to explore a novel application of the innovative technology optogenetics in cell-based regenerative therapy. we propose to improved cell quality and differentiation potential of induced pluripotent (iPS) stem cells using optogenetics combined with an enriched endogenous environment in the post ischemic brain. The results from this study may provide a novel combination therapy for ischemic stroke and neurodegenerative disorders
  • Congratulations to Nina Guzzetta, MD and Ashley Brown PhD, for their Young Investigator Award winning abstract at the XXIIIrd International Fibrinogen Research Society:   Structural Difference Between Neonatal and Adult Clots:  Implications on Treatment of Post-Cardiopulmonary Bleeding
  • Congratulations to McKenzie Hollon, MD and Jose Avila-Calles, MD, winners of the 2014 House Staff Officers Professionalism & Excellence award
  • Congratulations to this years departmental teaching award winners:  Outstanding Resident Award - Allyson Speaks, MD;   Ahmet Sezgin Award - Jose Avila-Calles, MD, PhD;   Excellence in Mentoring Award - Grant Lynde, MD;   Excellence in Subspecialty Teaching Award - Boris Spektor, MD;   Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award -  Francis Wolf, MD
  • Congratulations to Dr. Colette Curtis. A patient recently wrote hospital administration "...A friend of mine recommended Dr Curtis to me because of the awful back pain I was in.  Epidurals were done by Dr Curtis over an eighteen  month period. Dr Curtis was so caring. There were many times, she herself would take me to Recovery.  I know from other things she has done, these kind gestures to me, do not stop with me. It is given to whomever she is treating.  To me, Dr. Curtis is an Angel "
  • Congratulations to the entire OR/ICU clinical care team.  Lead by Peggy Duke, MD, the Emory University Hospital ventilator associated pneumonia rate has decreased dramatically over the past 3 years.
  • Congratulation to Patricia Baumann, MD on her selection by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its prestigious guide of the nation's top 1% of medical specialists, America's Top Doctors, and her recognition in the July 2013 issue of Atlanta Magazine as one of Atlanta's Top Doctors.
  • Congratulations to Carl Hug, MD upon receiving the "2013 Heroes in Health Care Ethics Award" from the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia (3/2013), and the "Distinguished Emeritus Award" from the Emory University Emeritus College (11/2012).
  • Congratulations to Karen Carlson, MD for obtaining her MBA degree May 4th from Auburn University.
  • Congratulations to Matthew Whalin, MD and Raphael Gershon, MD on the publication of their article    Dexmedetomidine: A Safe Alternative to General Anesthesia for Endovascular Stroke Treatment in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery.  Link to article.
  • Paul Garcia, MD was just awarded a 5 year VA Career Development Award!! The department wishes to extend a hearty congratulations to Paul on this significant achievement.   
  • Congratulations to Arnold Berry, MD, MPH on his selection as a charter member of the FAER Academy of Education Mentors in Anesthesiology. The Education Mentor Academy recognizes individuals who, through their activities as educators and mentors, have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of academic anesthesiologists
  • Emory Research and Oral presentations given at ASA 2012 (click link)
  • Congratulations to Paul Garcia who recently received a $1.5M James S McDonnell Foundation collaborative research award
  • Dr Guarav Patel (Class of 2012) received the Housestaff Organization Professionalism Excellence (HOPE) Award (more)
  • Two of our outstanding faculty have received important appointments within the School of Medicine by Dean Thomas Lawly. Specifically, Dr Arnold Berry has been named interim Director of the CME office and Dr Rob Harris has been named CME Liaison for the Department.
  • Dr. Andrew Jenkins was recently notified of his promotion to Associate Professor with tenure effective September 1st. Please offer Andy your hearty congratulations.
  • Dr. Anna Woodbury (Class of 2012) was recently awarded a very highly competitive research fellowship grant (RFG) by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)(more).  
  • Dr. Nina Guzzetta (Assistant Professor) was recently awarded a Pediatric Research Center Pilot Grant by CHOA at Egleston Hospital (more)
  • Dr Anna Woodbury (Class of 2012) received the first place award in the original research category at the Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Resident Research Conference (GAARRC 2012). Dr Woodbury's research was in competetion with 18 other projects from around the Gulf Atlantic Region.(more)