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WARC Research Poster Award Winners

Research during residency is an important part of training for any anesthesiologist. To recognize and encourage research by residents, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research provided cash prizes to the top research posters at the Western Anesthesia Residents Conference, hosted by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology in May.

First Place

Paul Riegelhaupt, MD, PhD
Institution: University of Calirfornia San Francisco
Project Title: TREK1 Background Potassium Channels: Temperature Sensors, Stretch Receptors, Anesthetic Targets!  Alanine Scanning Mutagenesis Studies of TREK1 Provide Clues to Understand the Structural Basis for the Behavior of this Molecular Signal Integrator
Research Type: Basic Science

Jed Wolpaw, MD
Institution: University of California San Francisco
Project Title: The Usefulness of a Cognitive Screening Tool in Predicting Postoperative Delirium
Research Type: Clinical

Second Place

Jacob Uhler, MD
Institution: Loma Linda University
Project Title: Analgesic Effectiveness of Acetaminophen for Primary Cleft Palate Repair in Young Children: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial
Research Type: Clinical

John Hsih, MD
Institution: Cedars-Sinai
Project Title: Cardiac Steatosis and Left Ventricular Dysfunction is Associated with Exposure to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: A 3-Tesla Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study
Research Type: Basic Science, Translational

Third Place

Jun Tang, MD
Institution: Cedars-Sinai
Project Title: Evaluation of Arterial PCO2 as a Vasodilator for Enhancing Myocardial Perfusion (NIH-Sponsored Study)
Research Type: Basic Science, Translational

David P. Dorsey, MD
Institution: University of Washington
Project Title: Improving Nutrition Practices at the Time of Tracheal Extubation in the ICU: The Extubation Safety Quality Improvement Project
Research Type: Clinical