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2014 Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Symposium Oral Presenters Announced

Through FAER’s Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship program, students interested in anesthesiology participate in research projects alongside experienced physician investigators and mentors. The capstone of the fellowship is the MSARF Symposium, a three-hour forum at the ANESTHESIOLOGY annual meeting put on by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

The MSARF Symposium showcases research projects conducted by medical students. During the first half of the three-hour forum, medical students present posters featuring their research. In the second half, a select group of these medical students also give oral presentations.

The 2014 MSARF Symposium will take place Sunday, Oct. 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the┬áLa Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom AB at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. You can view the student fellows’ abstracts here.

Students giving oral presentations include the following.

Eric Abhold
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Host Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Characterization of Mitochondrial Motility across Several Cell Lines Using a Novel Whole-Cell Tracking Algorithm

H. Daniel Adams
Medical School: Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Host Institution: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Abstract Title: A comparative study of Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy to Video Laryngoscopy: A review of a prospectively collected Pediatric Difficult Intubation (PeDi) registry.

Shara Azad
Medical School: State University of NY (SUNY) Stony Brook
Host Institution: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Abstract Title: Next-Generation Sequencing Analysis of Myocardial Injury in Diabetic versus Non-Diabetic Patients

Heather Brosnan
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Host Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Anesthetic toxicity in the dentate gyrus of the developing hippocampus is caused by disruption of mTOR and PERK pathway signaling.

Michael Do
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Host Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Taking the Blinders Off Big Data: How Accurate Are We With Assessing Postoperative Myocardial Infarction?

Kyle Haselton
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Host Institution: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Program
Abstract Title: A Novel Pharmaceutical Treatment for Post-Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Vasospasm

Shenche Hshieh
Medical School: Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Host Institution: Montefiore Medical Center
Abstract Title: Assessment of Preoperative Hypovolemia by Transthoracic Echocardiography and Observation of Perioperative Hypotension following Induction by General Anesthesia

Jaclyn Kapilow
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine
Host Institution: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Abstract Title: Emergency Department Visits Within 72 hours After General Anesthesia At A Large Pediatric Hospital

Katherine Loh
Medical School: Emory University
Host Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Abstract Title: Neurological changes during induction and emergence from general anesthesia.

Sean Love
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Host Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Abstract Title: Plasma levels of hydrogen sulfide and sulfide metabolites in patients resuscitated from sudden cardiac arrest

Zhe Ma
Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Host Institution: NYPH (Columbia Campus) Program
Abstract Title: Peptidylarginine deiminase-4 exacerbates kidney ischemia and reperfusion injury

Ashley Tollefson
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Host Institution: University of Colorado Denver
Abstract Title: Discovery phase of coagulation profile testing in cardiac surgery using high-resolution mass spectrometry

Matthew Van Winkle
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Host Institution: University of Iowa
Abstract Title: Real time ultrasound image-guided versus traditional landmark technique for saphenous vein cannulation in infants and small children

Jennifer Xu
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Host Institution: University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Abstract Title: Directed phase lag index anticipates return of consciousness in subjects recovering from deep general anesthesia