Latest News and Announcements
Dr. Cutter receives Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Cutter joined the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia in 1992. He was on numerous committees, including the Educaiton Committee, where he served as chair. He also chaired the Semi-annual and Annual Meeting Committees. He served on the board of directors and was president in 2010. He was also the society's delegate to the American Society of Anesthesiologist.
Dr. Magdalena Anitescu featured on WGN News Focus on Family: Hot topics in pain management
Dr. Magdalena Anitescu, Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care gave an interview to WGN News on the topic of opioid and pain management.
Dr. Jeffrey Tong appointed as Director of Trauma Anesthesia
Dr. Jeffrey Tong, assistant professor of anesthesia, has been appointed as director of trauma anesthesia.
Drs. Xie and Fong published in Anesthesiology
Recovery from anesthesia is somewhat random, dependent upon a variety of factors, like genetics or age that are beyond the clinician’s control. It would be extremely beneficial to be able to time recovery from anesthesia in a reproducible manner and to have that recovery be complete. Even though patients “wake” from anesthesia, there are still cognitive problems that persist for hours. Patient’s reaction rates are slowed and memory can be impaired. In addition, there are outliers; patients that wake very slowly after anesthesia. Seniors are especially vulnerable to anesthesia.
Dr. Nagele's election to the Fellow of the American Heart Association
Congratulations to our Chairman Dr. Peter Nagele, who was elected Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) conferred by the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA). This fellowship recognizes and awards premium professional members for excellence, innovative and sustained contributions in the areas of scholarship, practice and/or education, and volunteer service within the AHA/ASA.
Ahmed Youself Presentation Award
Ahmed Yousef was awarded the 3rd place prize for his presentation entitled” Caffeine facilitates emergence from isoflurane anesthesia in both genders: blockade of adenosine receptors as well as elevation [cAMP]i are required for maximal effect” at the Medical Student and Resident Scholar Research Symposium, ASA annual meeting, 2018. The awards were chosen from among approximately 50 presentations from many prestigious institutions. “Waking” from anesthesia is normally passive; it happens when patients clear the anesthetic from their bodies. Mr.
A new paper by Professor Ming Xu
A new paper by Prof. Ming Xu describes how genome-edited skin stem cells can be used to stifle desire for cocaine and protect against an overdose when tested in in mice.
Congratulations, Dr. Rubin. Mobile application event reporting article
Congratulations to Dr. Dan Rubin, who is currently working on an app to report research-related adverse events BSD-wide and an app to map handheld device activity monitoring to METs for purposes of preop cardiac functional assessment.
Read the full article here.
Margaret Harris receives CRNA of the year award
Congratulations to Margaret Harris who won the CRNA of the year service award.
Dr. Taylor Kahnke Receives Teacher of the Year Award
Congratulations to Dr. Taylor Kahnke who was awarded Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Alan Schurle Receives Medical Student Teacher of the Year and Resident of the Year Awards
Congratulations to Dr. Alan Schurle who was awarded Medical Student Teacher of the Year and Resident of the Year.
Courtney Gibney CRNA, DNP Receives University of Chicago Medicine's Award for Excellence in a Nursing Specialty Role
Congratulations to Courtney Gibney CRNA, DNP who recently received the University of Chicago Medicine's Award for Excellence in a Nursing Specialty Role. In the past year, Courtney also had her DNP project published in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and has be chosen to speak at local, state and international conferences held in the Chicago area. We are so proud of Courtney for her outstanding accomplishments and very thankful to have her as a member of our department. Great job Courtney!
Dr. Barbara Scavone Awarded Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Teacher of the Year
Congatulations to Dr. Barbara Scavone, who has been awarded the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) Teacher of the Year Award for a faculty member with over 10 years of experience. This international award was created to recognize outstanding practitioners of obstetric anesthesiology who have demonstrated superior teaching primarily of anesthesiology residents and fellows and secondarily of obstetricians, nurses, midwives and the lay public.
Dr. Keith Ruskin Elected as Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association
Congatulations to Dr. Keith Ruskin, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA). AsMA fellowship denotes an honor as being recognized as the highest level of organizational membership. Fellows are considered an ambassador of everything AsMA stands for. Fellows are selected from among those active members who have made outstanding contributions to aerospace medicine, aeronautics, astronautics, undersea medicine, or environmental health, either in research, in the practical usage of research, or by precept and example.
Dr. Alan Schurle Receives 2018 Pritzker ETHos Award for Excellence in Teaching and Humanism
Conratulations to Dr. Alan Schurle, who has been selected to receive the 2018 Pritzker ETHos Award for Excellence in Teaching and Humanism. Awardees are chosen for this award by the current third year class of the Pritzker School of Medicine on the basis of demonstrated professionalism and stature as a role model for medical students.
Congratulations to Dr. Hassan Aboumerhi
Congratulations to Dr. Hassan Aboumerhi on his selection for one of the SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship Awards 2018-2019.