The Department of Anesthesiology held its 14th annual Research Exposition on November 21, highlighting the work of the basic science division, Anesthesia Trials Group and Center for Perioperative Outcomes. A full house of faculty, residents, staff and guests turned out for presentations on topics ranging from chronic pain in refugee populations to the opioid crisis.
Dr. Peter Goldstein, a professor of anesthesiology, discussed his work to develop a new non-opioid therapy for neuropathic pain, and offered insights on navigating the grant process. Dr. Lisa Q. Rong, an assistant professor of clinical anesthesiology, presented her research on echocardiography and novel imaging techniques in cardiac surgical patients.
Guest speaker Dr. Christopher Wu delivered a Special Research Seminar on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and the opioid crisis. Dr. Wu is a clinical professor of anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, and an attending anesthesiologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery. His talk was followed by a lively question and answer session.
Following a reception organized by Research Nurse Specialist Michele Steinkamp, the expo concluded with six poster presentations covering topics in basic science and clinical research. Dr. Wu, serving as guest judge, awarded prizes of The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, by Deborah Blum, to the two top speakers. They were Drs. Yi-Chih Lin, a postdoctoral associate in the Bio-AFM lab, and Dr. Gunisha Kaur, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and director of the department's Global Health Initiative.