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Twenty-one Department of Anesthesia faculty, 12 residents, and one staff member are scheduled to participate in various educational offerings at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Oct. 19-23 in Orlando. The Department's emissaries will present six abstracts, 16...
Traditionally, incident reporting in health care focuses on adverse events. But what if providers could learn as well – or better – from positive incidents? That’s the question Channon McKibben, who recently graduated from the University of Iowa College of Nursing’s Student Registered Nurse...
A generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous has given more than $200,000 to the Department of Anesthesia to create the Anesthesia Research Institute Fund. The fund is intended to provide much-needed money to support research that otherwise would likely go unfunded. “So often, the important...
Jacob Herrmann David Kaczka, MD, PhD Jacob Herrmann, former PhD student under David Kaczka , MD, PhD, was named co-winner of the 2019 Rex Montgomery Dissertation Prize for his dissertation, “Frequency-Dependent Ventilation Heterogeneity in the Acutely Injured Lung.” Kaczka called him “a once-in-a-...
Congratulations to Tyler Abarca, Joe Metzger, and Alex Novak, recipients of the 2019-2020 Margaret V. Lunsford Award. The Lunsford Award is granted to senior Department of Anesthesia externs with high academic success, and who demonstrate potential to contribute to the specialty of anesthesiology...
Permanently transitioning care from one anesthesia provider to another (not just covering brief breaks) during ambulatory surgery is associated with adverse events and mortality. Frank Dexter, MD, PhD, and colleagues from the University of Miami have come up with four strategies to reduce adverse...
Congratulations to the 12 residents and 10 fellows who complete their Department training as of June 30. The graduates were feted at the Feller Club Room in Carver-Hawkeye Arena Saturday, June 22, for their accomplishments. A few of the graduates are remaining with the Department for the next...
The first component of the Department of Anesthesia’s tripartite mission is to provide exceptional patient care, and each of us strives to fulfill that mission every day. But we also strive to exceed expectations, and when we do, we celebrate those extra efforts with Making a Difference Awards. For...
Every year, the Department of Anesthesia supports medical mission trips to provide anesthesia services to underserved populations in Central and South America. In 2018-2019, two senior residents, two fellows, five faculty, and one CRNA participated in mission trips to Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala,...
In 2007, Irving Ward, DO, was a fellow associate – a newly graduated resident who continued his training as a fellow four days a week and served as a faculty member one day a week – in the Department of Anesthesia. His mentor was Javier Campos , MD, whom Ward says “played an integral part in...