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Dr. Aaron LacKamp spoke at the Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine
LaKamp receiving award on stage

The conference was in Gyeongju, Korea and was a joint conference with the Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. LacKamp was given a certificate of appreciation by Dr. Sung-Hee Hwang, Neurology at Hallym University, Korea and Dr. Do-Sung Yoo, Neurosurgeon at The Catholic University of Korea, Korea. The title of the lecture was Intracranial Hypertension Management- Update.

MARC 2022

MARC group photo

We had 8 Residents participate in the Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference this year. We placed 1st and 2nd in OB, 3rd in General, 1st in Pain, 3rd in Critical Care, and 2nd in Patient Safety.

Huge thank you to the faculty mentors, Dr. Walsh for serving as MARC faculty coordinator, and Angie Ballew and Walter Orr from the Research team.


Good Catch Award

Image from left to right: Nicholas Kelly, Talal Khan, MD, Brandley Coomes, CRNA, David Bishop, MD, David Penningtom, CRNA

Congratulations on the Good Catch Award

During a procedure, the equipment being used to monitor neuromuscular blockade was noted to have artifact while powered on, even when not in use.  The machine was powered off and cables were removed from the machine and reattached.  The blue light remained illuminated while the machine was powered off.  This caused the provider great concern so the machine was detached and flagged for Biomed.  The electrodes were removed from the patient and a skin assessment was completed at the sites to ensure that there was no burn from the electrodes.  This was escalated for further investigation of the equipment.


Listen to the new podcast from CAE's Amar Patel: Doctors of Ingenuity: Is this Portable Contagion Tent the Next Big Device?


Brigid FlynnCongratulations to Dr. Brigid Flynn she has been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She is being recognized for her academic acumen! Learn more about the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.


Jared StaabThe Academy of Medical Educators has recommended Dr. Jared Staab to an Associate Membership. The Academy of Medical Educators advances medical education through innovation, scholarship and faculty development. View details of Academy of Medical Educators membership categories.


KU Anesthesiologists create a portable, affordable, negative pressure environment to protect heathcare workers from #COVID and other aerosolized pathogens while conserving #PPE. Watch the COVID-19 update from The University of Kansas Health System.

Photo of Dr. Seth HolwerdaDr. Holwerda receives K-INBRE award!
The K-INBRE has awarded Seth Holwerda, PhD a 2-year $150,000 research grant to examine vascular dysfunction in insulin resistance and obesity. This research award is part of the Developmental Research Program to support promising young Kansas faculty. Congratulations Dr. Holwerda!

Seth W. Holwerda, Ph.D. recently had a manuscript, "Standardizing methodology for assessing spontaneous baroreflex control of muscel sympathetic nerve activity in humans" published in AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology as a Cores of Reproducibility in Physiology (Unsolicited).

Seth W. Holwerda, Ph.D. is presenting at the Annual American Autonomic Society meeting November 6th and 7th, 2020. His presentation poster: Evidence of sympathetic regulation of the choroid circulation by baroreceptors in humans.


Dr. Andrea NicolDr. Andrea Chadwick was honored to be featured on the NPR program: "All Things Considered" with her approach to treating pain for addiction patients. View the NPR article

Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Kovac on his article, Updates in the Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting, in Advances in Anesthesia.

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