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Monday, July 23, 2012 • Volume 14, Issue 29

New Grant Awarded to Veterans Division Research Group Drs. Tom Buchheit, Andrew Shaw and Tom Vandeven have received notice of award of a $2.9 million Department of Defense Grant over 4 years to study the role of epigenetics in the transition from acute inflammatory pain to chronic neuropathic pain. The grant entitled “PT110575 “Regional Anesthesia and Valproate Sodium for the Prevention of Chronic Postamputation Pain” uses a clinical trial, and nested metabolomics, epigenomics and gene expression analysis to dissect mechanisms that may prevent the development of chronic pain.

amputation pain clinic to handle the increased workload this grant will bring” said Dr Buchheit. Dr Shaw noted that this is the second large federal grant the VA group has been awarded in the past 18 months, and said: “We are delighted to continue our existing highly successful relationship with DOD, and fully support their goal-oriented approach to funding important translational medical research. Understanding how we respond to environmental trauma and stress is a key component of our research program, and this award fully cements our group at the cutting edge of inflammatory epigenomics.” The award brings the group’s total federal active support to $4.4 million dollars, and will be conducted in their laboratory in GSRB1, the Duke Epigenetics and Epigenomics Program (of which all three are faculty members) the Durham VA and at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in collaboration with Col Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier.

The VA research group will partner with their collaborators at Walter Reed to run a clinical trial at both the Durham VA and Walter Reed in active duty and veteran amputee patients. “This is full justification of our decision to focus on amputation as a model system for understanding persistent postoperative pain states, and we look forward to expanding our current

Save The Date! Department of Anesthesiology Annual Holiday Party Saturday, D ecembe r 1, The Cott 7-1 2012 on R oom 1 pm Downto a w t n Du rham Golden ,N B elt C

Megan Foureman Wins 1st CRNA Service Award! Her peer wrote, “Megan Foureman is a great candidate for the CRNA Service Award. Megan has distinguished herself on our staff by taking the leadership role on the Duke CRNA Global Health Travel Committee, by becoming the first chair of the committee and establishing its policies. She also, on her own accord, traveled to Haiti and represented the Duke CRNA Department while providing volunteer anesthesia services at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital. Megan is a team player and deserving of this award as she exemplifies what it means to be a Duke CRNA.” Presented in July 2012, a $25 donation will be made in her name to the Duke Children’s Hospital Fund. Please know that Megan’s peers both nominated and selected her for this award.

NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers

(LRP-CR) - notice-files/NOT-OD-12-123.html The overall purpose of the extramural LRP is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified health professionals as research investigators to careers in research. Additional detailed Information about each LRP is provided at Story continues on page 4. 1

This Month in the Department of Anesthesiology July 2012 MONDAY










7:15-8:00 am, RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Conference

5-6 pm, 5685-HAFS CT Conference: “The Dilated Aortic Root: A Case-Based Discussion” - J. Mauricio Del Rio, MD

7:00 am, 2001DN Grand Rounds: “Chemical Dependence in Anesthesiology: Preventive Measures” - Warren Pendergast, MD & Catherine Kuhn, MD

7:15-8:00 am, RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Journal Club

2:30-3:30 pm, VAMC VA Echocardiography Conference

IRB Deadline

4:30 pm, 5685-HAFS Advanced Resident Lecture: “Neuroanesthesia Emergencies” - David McDonagh, MD

4-5 pm, 5680A-HAFS Pediatric Conference: “Pediatric Anesthesia Faculty Meeting” 5-6 pm, 5685-HAFS Fellow Seminar Series: “Personalities, Learning, Teaching, Teams, and Conflict” - Peter Metzner, MA & Mark StaffordSmith, MD



August 1, 2012


7:15-8:00 am, RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Conference

5-6 pm, 5685-HAFS CT Conference

7:00 am, 2001DN Grand Rounds: “Welcome to The WiPPP: Workflows in Personal and Professional Productivity” - Jeffrey Taekman, MD

7:15-8:00 am, RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Journal Club

2:30-3:30 pm, VAMC VA Echocardiography Conference

IRB Deadline

4:30 pm, 5685-HAFS Advanced Resident Lecture: “Malignant Hyperthermia: Genetics, Diagnosis and Treatment” - Scott Schulman, MD

4-5 pm, 5680A-HAFS Pediatric Conference





7:15-8:00 am, RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Conference

5-6 pm, 5685-HAFS CT Conference

7:00 am, 2001DN Grand Rounds

IRB Deadline

4:30 pm, 5685-HAFS Advanced Resident Lecture

7:15-8:00 am, RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Journal Club

2:30-3:30 pm, VAMC VA Echocardiography Conference



4-5 pm, 5680A-HAFS Pediatric Conference 5-6 pm, 5685-HAFS Fellow Seminar Series: “Making Good Slides and CME Requirements” - Katherine Grichnik, MD

5-6 pm, 5685-HAFS Faculty Meeting 6-7:30 pm, 5685-HAFS Executive Team Meeting 13




7:15-8:00 am, RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Conference

5-6 pm, 5685-HAFS CT Conference

7:00 am, 2001DN Grand Rounds

7:15-8:00 am, RM203-Pain Clinic MRC Pain Journal Club

2:30-3:30 pm, VAMC VA Echocardiography Conference 5:30-6:30 pm, 5680A Perioperative Leadership Group Meeting

4:30 pm, 5685-HAFS Advanced Resident Lecture


4-5 pm, 5680A-HAFS Pediatric Conference 5-6 pm, 7683-HAFS Fellow Seminar Series: “How Will I Keep Myself Current?” - Katherine Grichnik, MD

Upcoming: 2012 Duke Anesthesiology Alumni Reception: Sunday, October 14, 2012 | Washington, DC 2012 ASA: October 13-17, 2012 | Washington, DC 2012 Duke Anesthesiology Holiday Party: Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Cotton Room at Golden Belt | Downtown Durham, NC 2013 Duke Anesthesiology Resident Graduation: June 22, 2013 | Hope Valley Country Club | Durham, NC



DREAM Innovation Grant (DIG) Grant Overview The DREAM Innovation Grant (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. Proposed work should not be the next logical step of previous work, but should have a high probability of revealing new avenues of investigation. This program aims to provide pilot funding that will lead to successful competition for additional funding beyond the pilot period. The research concept, scientific team, and explicit plans for how this work will lead to follow-on funding will be the primary criteria for judging. These points should be specifically addressed in the application. The principal investigator (PI) is responsible for clearly and explicitly articulating the project’s innovation and the potential impact on anesthesia and pain management research. Eligibility: Faculty level appointment with in the Department of Anesthesiology One of the grants will be reserved to support a beginning scientist (within 5 years of completion of residency or fellowship) by encouraging and adequately funding projects that can contribute to bridging the gap between training and progression to independent investigator status. The other award(s) will be used as a seed grant to help investigators with promising science obtain preliminary data to support follow-on funding applications.

Funding 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 A Statement of Intent (Deadline July 16, 2012): a. Abstract (150 word max) b. Budget (Budgets should not include salary support for a faculty, resident, or fellow) c. NIH formatted Biosketch for PI 2. NIH R03-like Application Format (Hard Deadline September 7, 2012): 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 definition of plans to advance work beyond this funding interval). All pages are to be single-spaced in 11 point Arial font. Appendices will not be considered. Final applications must be submitted in a pdf format and include the final abstract, budget, biosketches of key personnel, specific aims, and research plan. 3. Winners will be announced October 14, 2012 during the ASA Alumni Reception.


ANESTHESIOLOGY NEWS Story continued from page 1. programs/index.aspx. The NIH invites qualified health professionals who contractually agree to engage in NIH mission-relevant research for at least two years, and who agree to engage in such research for at least 20 hours per week based on a 40-hour work week, to apply for participation in the extramural LRP. Extramural LRPs provide for the repayment of educational loan debt of up to $35,000 annually for qualified health professionals performing research within the mission of NIH at domestic, non-profit, or government entities. LRP applications will be accepted annually from September 1 through November 15, 8:00 p.m. EST. Applications must be submitted electronically using the NIH Loan Repayment Program Website,

Tips for the Clinical Researcher Research Data Security Plans Part 2 Storage of Electronic Information

When submitting the Research Data Security Plan (RDSP), it is strongly recommended that electronic files are stored on a departmental server, not locally on any individual workstation’s hard drive and never on nonDuke owned computers. Storage on devices other than a server is expected to have a business justification. SSNs are never to be stored electronically without the approval of the Department, CRU, University IT Security Office, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President. The software product and version that will be used for analysis must be listed. Please note that if you use REDCap for data entry and also obtain an export from REDCap, you should include both the REDCap server information and the information for where the export will be stored. Examples of responses for Electronic Information storage: Server name: Parnassus Server location: Davison Building Room 447. Pathway: Parnassus/user/funk0001 The server is supported by Larry Dowell (684-2835) and Ken Childs (684-2697). Software: Microsoft Access 2010

Duke Anesthesiology Department, and looks forward to meeting all those who have made it the exceptional program that it is today. She started today, Monday, July 23, 2012. We wish a fond farewell and good luck to Daniel Thomas, MD, Assistant Professor in the Regional Anesthesia Division who left the department on July 19, 2012.

Thank You and Farewell from Lauren E. Marcilliat My husband has recently accepted a position as an attorney at a small law firm in Sparta, North Carolina, and I will be leaving my position as Duke Anesthesiology Program Coordinator on August 9th. With legal jobs at an all time low, we feel incredibly fortunate to have this opportunity. We are just sorry that we have to leave Duke and Durham to take it! As many of you know, this was my first job out of college, and I want to thank all of you for your kindness, patience, and teaching over the past two years. You made my time here a true pleasure! I plan to keep in touch, and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for this department. Leaving the department soon? Let’s keep in touch! Please contact Lauren Marcilliat at with your new mailing and email address prior to your departure so that we can add you to our database!

Doggie Holly Needs A Forever Home 1 year old Staffordshire Terrier needs a home. She is full of energy and very loving. She weighs about 60 lbs, 2 feet tall at her head (I am 5 feet tall and her head is at mid thigh). My landlord won’t let me keep her, so I need to find her a new home. Please contact me if you are interested or know of anyone who may be interested. Email or 919-395-6977.

Server name: redcapdb Server location: Fitz-East Data Center Pathway: /var/lib/mysql_backup/ The server is supported by Cory Ennis (668-8284) and Jeff Hawley (684-1651) Software: REDCap

Comings and Goings Please welcome Yu Ling Yeh to the department. Yu is a new Visiting Research Scholar working in the Pain Management Division on Morreene Road. Yu started on July 1, 2012. We are pleased to welcome Tiffany Nickel as our new Program Coordinator. She will be working with Elizabeth Perez on our department’s alumni and development affairs office in Hanes House. Tiffany is joining us from Wisconsin, where she has a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and over five years of experience in event planning, marketing, and sales. Tiffany enjoys going golfing with her husband, Brian, traveling, and running with her boxer, Zeus. Tiffany looks forward to using her knowledge and experience to contribute to the future of the



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7th Annual Winter Anesthesia and Critical Care Review March 3-8, 2013 | Canyons Resort | Park City, UT For more information, contact Kathy Long:

6th Annual Emerging Technologies in the OR and Great Fluid Debate June 10-14, 2013 Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa | Lake Buena Vista, FL For more information, email Katherine Siler:

16th Annual Cardiothoracic Update and TEE Board Review

June 20-23, 2013 The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa | Hilton Head Island, SC For more information, contact Jaime C. Cooke:

Preceptorships Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Preceptorship Course

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2012-2013 Dates Available | Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC For more information, email Katherine Siler: Participants in the Duke Preceptorship will spend three days in the regional block area, operating rooms and on the floor with post surgery patients observing ultrasound guided single shot nerve blocks and catheter techniques in a wide variety of clinical scenarios.

Visiting Preceptorship in Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

2012-2013 Dates Available | Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC For more information, email Jaime C. Cooke: Participants in the Duke Intraoperative TEE Preceptorship spend one three-day session in the cardiac operating suites, observing techniques of intraoperative TEE and interpretation of images.

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