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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.

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Margaret Harris recieves CRNA of the year award

Congratulations to Margaret Harris who won the CRNA of the year service award.

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Dr. Taylor Kahnke Receives Teacher of the Year Award

Congratulations to Dr. Taylor Kahnke who was awarded Teacher of the Year.

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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.

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Congratulations to Dr. Hassan Aboumerhi

Congratulations to Dr. Hassan Aboumerhi on his selection for one of the SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship Awards 2018-2019.

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Chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

On behalf of Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, Dean and EVP for Medical Affairs 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Nagele, MD, MSCI, an internationally recognized trauma anesthesiologist, researcher and educator, as professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care effective March 1, 2018.

An authority on perioperative pharmacogenomics, Dr. Nagele joins us from Washington University in St. Louis where he served as the Chief of the Section of Trauma Anesthesiology and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Genetics. 

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Dr. Dan McGehee Promoted to Professor in Biological Sciences Division

Congratulations to Dr. Dan McGehee who has just been notified of his promotion to Professor (with tenure) in the Biological Sciences Division track.

Congratulations, Dan!

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Dr. Sajid Shahul promoted to Professor in School of Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Sajid Shahul who has just been notified of his promotion to Professor in the School of Medicine track. 

Congratulations, Sajid!

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Dr. Ellen Choi Elected to the Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors

Dr. Ellen Choi was recently elected to the Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors.

Congratulations, Ellen!

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Dr. Sajid Shahul's Transition to Independence Grant (TIG) funded by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research

Congratulations to Dr. Sajid Shahul who was notified that his Transition to Independence Grant (TIG) entitled “Esmolol to Control Adrenergic Storm in Septic Shock" has been funded by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research.  Congratulations, Sajid!

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Dr. Rubin’s Step Test App named Grand Prize Winner by The University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Congratulations to Drs. Rubin and Gerlach who have been notified that Dan Rubin’s Step Test was named the Grand Prize winner of the University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation “2017 Showdown New Venture Challenge”.  After a full year of submissions (75 in total) and a full year of “projects” for the four finalists, the judged selected the iOS app “Step Test” as the grand prize winner. Dr. Rubin presented the Step Test app during a DACC grand rounds in May 2017.   

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Dr. Mohammed Minhaj Elected as Vice President of the University of Chicago MEDICINE Medical Staff

Congratulations to Dr. Mohammed Minhaj who has been elected as Vice President of the University of Chicago MEDICINE medical staff!

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Dr. Alan Schurle Selected as 2017 Pritzker ETHos Award for Excellence in Teaching and Humanism

Congratulations to Dr. Allan Schurle who was informed that he has been selected as one of the nine residents from the Unversity of Chicago Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem to recieve the 2017 Pritzker ETHos Award for Excellence in Teaching and Humanism on the basis of his demonstrated professionalism and his stature as a role model for medical students.

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