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Congratulations to Dr. Matt Whalin on his appointments to both the 2017 ASA Committee on Neuroanesthesia and ASA Abstract Review Subcommittee on Clinical Neurosciences.

Congratulations to Dr. Gaurav Patel on his appointment to the Emory University School Of Medicine Curriculum Committee.

Congratulations to Dr. Vikas O'Reilly-Shah on his selection as a Scholars' Abstract Award Finalist and Kosaka Abstract Awards Finalist at the IARS 2016 Annual Meeting and International Science SymposiumMay 21-24, San Francisco, California. His abstract, "Patterns of use of A Clinical Anesthesia Calculator and Decision Support Tool in an International Provider Population", was chosen by a peer-reviewed panel and judges for these distinctions from over 725 abstract submissions. His extensive research on this topic was the determining factor in his abstract submission receiving this recognition.

Congratulations to Dr. Matt Whalin on acceptance of his manuscript  "Even small decreases in blood pressure during conscious sedation affect clinical outcome after stroke thrombectomy: An analysis of hemodynamic thresholds" for publication in the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

Congratulations to Drs. Paul Garcia and Shan Ping Yu for being part of a $2.5M grant from the Department of Veteran's Affairs, awarded to the Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (CVNR). They are co-Principal Investigators of a pilot project "rTMS in Aging and Stroke: Mechanistic Pre-clinical Studies Using Animal Models"with a $160,000 budget over 2 years.

Congratulations to Dr. Matt Klopman on his appointment to the University Senate.

Faculty Spotlight

garciaCongratulations to Dr. Paul Garcia on being featured in the Hidden Gems section of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center newsletter, with a VIDEO and writeup entitled "Sleeping and waking up: Anesthesia and the brain".

In the VIDEO, Paul García talks about the benefit of having immigrant parents, how the brain is one of the final frontiers of science, and how a drug developed for hypersomnia might improve the reversal of anesthesia.   

"The brain is in some ways one of the final frontiers of science," says Paul García, MD, PhD, Laboratory Director and Principal Investigator of the Neuroanesthesia Laboratory at Emory University School of Medicine. As both a practicing Emory neuroanesthesiologist and a scientist, García has been focused on the pharmacology involved with sedation, sleep, coma, and anesthesia. "I do about one to two days a week, providing anesthesia care to patients that are undergoing neurosurgery or that have neurologic disease," he says. "The research I do also involves neuroscience and the brain, specifically the processing of electrical and chemical signals of the brain, and the way that our anesthetic drugs interact with the brain."