Several scholars realized the rewards of their diligence.
Stuart McGrane, MBChB, presented at the 2009 ASA Annual Meeting on his work titled “Procalcitonin and C - reactive Protein Levels at Admission as Predictors of Duration of Acute Brain Dysfunction in Critically Ill Patients.” This original research was published in March 2011 in Critical Care. McGrane also published a commentary in Future Neurology, an editorial on critical care titled “Liberation and Animation for Ventilated ICU Patients: the ABCDE Bundle for the Back-end of Critical Care,” and original research titled “Effect of Dexmedetomidine Versus Lorazepam on Outcome in Patients with Sepsis: A Prior-designed Analysis of the MENDS Randomized Controlled Trial” in Critical Care.
Christopher Hughes, MD, a BH Robbins Scholar since 2007, was awarded a two-year Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Mentored Research Grant for his project, “The Role of Endothelial Dysfunction in Intensive Care Unit Delirium and Long-term Cognitive Impairment.” Hughes also published original research, “Intraoperative Risk Factors for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Critically Ill Patients,” with co-authors Liza Weavind, MD; Arna Banerjee, MD; Nate Mercaldo, Jonathan Schildcrout and Pratik Pandharipande, MD, in Anesthesia Analgesia. Hughes also presented at the 2009 ASA and AUA meetings.
Daniel Lonergan, MD, a BH Robbins Scholar since 2008, was the second author on a review titled “Small-Molecule Modulators of Inward Rectifier K+ Channels: Recent Advances and Future Possibilities” published in Future Medicinal Chemistry. Co-authors of the review article were research fellow Gautam “Jay” Bhave, MD, Brian A. Chauder, PhD (Department of Pharmacology); and Jerod S Denton, PhD, who is Lonergan’s mentor. Lonergan also gave an oral presentation at the AUA meeting and won the Resident Travel Award. For his scholarly activities, Lonergan received the Vice Chairs Scholarship Award for 2009-2010.
Patrick Henson, DO, recently published a review titled "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: State-of-the-Art Update in Current Treatment Options" in Cardiovascular Medicine with his mentor Stephen Bruehl, PhD. Henson also received a CTSA grant for his project studying the fMRI findings in pain.
David Todd, MD, gave an oral presentation at the 2010 meeting of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) on the mechanisms of action of gabapentin.
Heidi Smith MD, MSCI, gave an oral presentation at the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) on the validation of the pCAM-ICU, a pediatric delirium monitoring instrument.