November 10, 2008
Faculty from the Department of Anesthesiology displayed their research at the Fourth Annual Anesthesiology Research Expo, a week-long presentation that kicked off with a special guest lecture and celebration on November 10. The guest speaker this year was Dr. Kenneth Tanaka MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology from Emory University School of Medicine. Nineteen poster projects were exhibited in the halls of the Department of Anesthesiology on M3, showcasing laboratory and clinical research studies from Weill Cornell Medical College faculty. The topics encompassed everything from mechanisms of anesthesia to cardiovascular physiology. The Anesthesiology Research Expo underscores the broad research interests of the Department of Anesthesiology and its continued dedication to advances in patient care.
"This is an opportunity to celebrate the varied research conducted in the department. Faculty, residents, students and staff can interact with the investigators and the visiting professor," said Dr. Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology and Vice Chair for Research in Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell.
"I am very excited about the future of research in the Department of Anesthesiology and look forward to productive years to come," said Dr. Manuel Fontes, Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Director of Clinical Research in Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell.
The event featured a guest lecture entitled "Lessons from the Aprotinin Saga" by Dr. Tanaka, who also presented Grand Rounds in the morning. Dr. Tanaka is currently collaborating with several investigators in the department on peri-operative techniques for monitoring coagulation.
The Department of Anesthesiology would like to thank all who where involved in the participation of another successful Research Expo.