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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 • Volume 15, Issue 18

Announcing the Resident Leadership for 2013-2014 b y Catherine Kuhn, MD Please join me in congratulating the following residents who have been chosen to serve in leadership roles for the upcoming year: 2013-2014 Chief Residents William Nelson, MD & Dionne Peacher, MD 2013-2014 Academic Chief Resident Matthew Mauck, MD 2013-2014 Resident Teaching Scholars Claire Dakik, MD & Matthew McDaniel, MD See more details and photos online.

New Research Publication Reeves ST, Finley AC, Skubas NJ, Swaminathan M, Whitley WS, Glas KE, Hahn RT, Shanewise JS, Adams MS, Shernan SK; Council on Perioperative Echocardiography of the American Society of Echocardiography and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. Basic perioperative transesophageal echocardiography examination: a consensus statement of the American Society of Echocardiography and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013 May;26(5):443-56. Read online.

2014 DREAM Innovation Grant (DIG) Application Announcement The DIG supports innovative high-risk, and potentially high-reward investigations to accelerate anesthesia and pain management research. Research deemed innovative may introduce a new paradigm, challenge current paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities. The DIG promotes new ideas; therefore, proposals need not include preliminary data. However, a solid rationale for the work must be provided. A maximum of $30,000 will be awarded to each recipient. None of the funds awarded are to pay for faculty salary or overhead expenses. The number of grant recipients and grant amount will be determined by the DREAM Innovation Grant Committee after all applications have been received.

Application and Deadline Applications and questions should be submitted to David S. Warner, M.D. at 1. A Statement of Intent (Deadline August 1, 2013): a. Abstract (150 word max) b. Budget (Budgets should not include salary support for a faculty, resident, or fellow) c. NIH formatted Biosketch (PI only) 2. NIH R03-like Application Format (Hard Deadline September 2, 2013): i.e., up to 1 page for Specific Aims and up to 6 pages for the research plan (background, preliminary data and/or rationale, experimental plan, description of roles of scientific team members, timeline for milestones and completion, and a detailed definition of plans to advance work beyond this funding interval). A major criterion for funding will be the plan for and likelihood of follow-on extramural funding resulting from this project. All pages are to be single-spaced in 11 point Arial font. Appendices will not be considered. Final applications must be submitted as a single pdf document and include the final abstract, budget, biosketches of key personnel, specific aims, and research plan. 3. All complete submissions will undergo review and selection by the Senior Research Council. Written critiques will be provided to the applicants. 4. Winners will be announced October 13, 2013 during the ASA Alumni Reception in San Francisco.

Request for Faculty Proposals for Bass Connections Projects: Global Health Bass Connections is a new Duke University initiative launched in January with a $50 million gift from Anne and Robert Bass to provide a range of new educational pathways for Duke's undergraduate, graduate and professional students and bring them together on project teams with faculty and others to address issues that require the expertise of educators and researchers with diverse backgrounds. The initiative will focus initially on five broad areas: brain and society; education and human development; energy; global health; and, information, society and culture. Bass Connections in Global Health is interested in promoting educational and research activities that integrate disciplines and bring together various levels of students and trainees in teams to address problems of societal consequence. Global health is defined as an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. A request for proposals for projects focused in Global Health is underway. Bass Connections projects are team-based scholarship. Proposals must describe the project team, with specific attention to three core elements: (1) a real-world problem that will provide the focus of the team; (2)

interdisciplinary membership, representing diverse disciplinary expertise that is relevant to the chosen problem; (3) and students at different learning levels. Teams will consist of two or more faculty (the faculty should come from different disciplines), at least three undergraduates and at least one graduate/professional student or postdoctoral fellow. The deadline for proposals is May 30, 2013. Find the RFP details and application online at Please submit proposals Lysa MacKeen ( Questions about potential projects should be directed to Randy Kramer ( is anticipated that 3-5 projects will be funded out of a total funding pool of $100,000 for this RFP. Follow-on funding after the first year is possible, but would be considered as part of future RFPs.

6th Annual Emerging Technologies in the OR & Great Fluid Debate June 10-14, 2013 | Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa | Lake Buena Vista, Florida This five-day course will focus on reviewing concepts, new advances and controversies in pain management, regional and neuro anesthesia, noninvasive monitoring, critical care and fluid management. In addition, it is designed to focus on awareness among anesthesia providers concerning the function, use and limitations of new technology currently being used in the operating suites. Learn more and register today.

16th Annual Cardiothoracic Update & TEE Board Review Please join us June 19-23, 2013 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa for another great year of outstanding education! There are 37.75 CME credit hours available, as well as, 36.9 CEU hours for perfusionists. You can register here to take advantage of our early bird rates. Discounts available for all past attendees.

Registration includes access to all online content ($400 value). Please visit us: On the Web | Subscribe: DukeORTEE Follow us with Duke Anesthesiology: On Twitter | On Facebook Questions or comments? Email us at or call 919681-6532.

Department of Anesthesiology Research Conference Monday, June 10, 2013 | 5-6 pm | 5685-HAFS

Office Professional Day - Thank You Addendum Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Office Professional Day Celebration. We would like to also thank Drs. Melnick and McDonagh who were inadvertently left off last week's listing. Again, thanks to all who helped make this year's Office Professional Day a wonderful one!

Calendar of Events Take a look at what's coming up in the Department of Anesthesiology with our all new online calendar of events. Keep up-to-date with departmental events, CME conferences, Preceptorships and social happenings.

Important Dates: 2013 Academic Evening: May 14, 2013 | 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Millennium Hotel | Durham, NC 2013 Duke Anesthesiology Resident Graduation: June 22, 2013 | Hope Valley Country Club | Durham, NC 2013 ASA Meeting: October 12-16, 2013 | San Francisco, CA 25th Annual Duke Anesthesiology Alumni Reception: October 13, 2013 | San Francisco, CA View all departmental events online.

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Let's Keep in Touch Please contact Tiffany Nickel at with your new mailing and email address prior to your departure so that we can add you to our database! If you haven’t already, check out our new alumni database at:

Anesthesiology on Facebook and Twitter Do you have exciting news or information pertinent to the academic community that you want to share through the department’s social media sites? The department has Facebook and Twitter accounts for Duke Anesthesiology, Duke Anesthesiology Alumni, and the DREAM Campaign. Send your announcements to Tiffany Nickel ( to be posed on the department’s social media sites. Remember to keep announcements to 140 characters in length so that they are twitter compatible (about the size of this sentence). Including a link to another online source for more information is highly recommended.

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