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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $4.9 million to the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles to conduct an observational study of health care personnel in 16 academic medical centers...
If you’re tired, if you’re exhausted, what do you do? You get a good night’s sleep and wake up fresh the next morning, ready to get back to work. In a similar way, that’s what the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine does, according to ECMO Medical Director Lovkesh Arora, MBBS, MD ...
The Department of Anesthesia is happy to announce its 2021-2022 Pain Medicine Fellows. All will start July 1, 2021. Tony Asante, MBChB Indiana University School of Medicine Thomas Burgess, DO Saint Louis University Chad Jensen, DO University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Kathryn Reed, MD...
October is American Pharmacists Month , so we are shining our Faculty Spotlight on the sole pharmacist in the Department of Anesthesia: Lee Kral, PharmD . Q: What is your hometown? A: I was born and raised in Cresco, Iowa. Q: How or when did you become interested in science and/or medicine? A: I...
Several members of the Department of Anesthesia will present abstracts, challenging cases, research, and quality improvement projects at Anesthesiology 2020 , the virtual annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Oct. 2-5. Those presenting conference abstracts are: Dexter F ,...
September is Pain Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Chronic Pain Association . As many as 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain (pain that lasts longer than 6 months). But when their primary health care providers suggest seeking psychological treatment, patients can feel dismissed...
Several Department of Anesthesia members are featured in the Summer 2020 Creative Writing Anthology from the Carver College of Medicine: Ron Abrons, MD, was one of 3 poetry winners for his entry, "The Harkening." CA-3 Deepak Agarwal, MBBS, wrote a poem titled "Oh Sweet Slumber!" Sundar Krishnan,...
The Anesthesia Research Institute Fund has awarded its first grants to Department of Anesthesia faculty who are exploring ways to improve patient care both during and after various procedures. The fund awarded a total of $46,637 to the following projects: $20,485 to Yatish Ranganath, MBBS , over...
Message from Sarah Ermer, Pharmacy Fellow Associate and resident in Palliative Care and Pain Management in the College of Pharmacy: Overdose death is preventable. It is our responsibility to raise awareness of overdose, reduce the stigma of a drug-related death, acknowledge grief felt by families...
Every year, the Department of Anesthesia supports four medical mission trips to provide anesthesia services to underserved populations in Central and South America. Unfortunately, geopolitical issues and the COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellation of our planned trips to Ecuador and Honduras in 2019-...