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Celebrating the Class of 2019

Weill Cornell Anesthesiology’s resident class of 2019 gathered with family and friends at The Pierre Hotel on May 31 for a graduation dinner and ceremony.

Department Chair Dr. Hugh Hemmings, Jr. opened the festivities with a toast to the graduates, remarking that they...

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Dr. Seyed A. Safavynia Awarded FAER Grant

Dr. Seyed A. Safavynia, an instructor of anesthesiology and neuroanesthesiology fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine, is the recipient of a Mentored Research Training Grant from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) for his proposal, “Probing the neural mechanisms of post-anesthesia care unit delirium using functional near-infrared spectroscopy.”

The two-year, $250,000 grant will fund Dr. Safavynia’s study, which aims to use non-invasive...

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Dr. Hugh Hemmings Awarded T.Cecil Gray BJA Medal

Dr. Hugh Hemmings, Jr. delivered the 5th T.Cecil Gray BJA lecture at the Liverpool Society of Anaesthetists on May 23.  

The lecture, titled "General Anaesthesia and the Illusion of Rational Drug Design," looked at general anaesthetic agents and how their unique pharmacological properties have made the successful application of rational drug design far more difficult. The lecture honors T. Cecil Gray, a pioneering professor and chair of anaesthesia at Liverpool, who...

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Dept. of Anesthesiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 124
New York, NY 10065
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