The 9th Annual Department of Anesthesiology Research Symposium was a great success. The day began with the BH Robbins Lecture being presented by Cor Kalkman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Anesthesiology from the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. Kalkman is one of the world’s leading experts on anesthesia for cardiac procedures and has conducted extensive research in this field. He developed transcranial motor-evoked potentials to monitor intraoperative spinal cord function during a research fellowship at the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego. Since 1999, he has served as Professor of Anesthesiology at University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Following Dr. Kalkman’s lecture, poster presentations as well as oral presentations from 14 investigators from the Department of Anesthesiology took place. At day’s end, the following awards were presented to top Anesthesiology Department researchers for outstanding work achieved during the academic year.
Kudos to the Pratik Pandharipande, MD, MSCI; Jerod Denton, PhD; Kelen Taylor; Kristie Lee; and other members of the Vanderbilt Department of Anesthesiology Research Division for organizing this showcase of the Anesthesiology Department's current research.