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Duke Fellows Visit Belgium for Observership In early May, three Duke Ambulatory and Regional Anesthesia fellows visited Belgium for a week-long observership as part of the newly established fellowship exchange program with the New York School of Regional Anesthesia-Center for Research Education and Enhanced Recovery (NYSORA-CREER). Drs. Evan Sutton, Irfan Samee, and Siddharth Sata had the opportunity to visit three different sites during the trip, where they engaged in an exchange of ideas with other anesthesiologists, residents and fellows. They also observed a variety of peripheral, neuraxial and ultrasound-guided regional

nerve blocks and discussed challenging cases and ongoing research. The institutions they visited included: Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL) Hospital During a research protocol “writing bootcamp,” the fel(Left to Right) Drs. Evan Sutton, Irfan Samee, Admir Hadzic, and Siddharth Sata. lows brainstormed ideas for a regional technique for analgesia after an- KU Leuven University Hospital terior total hip arthroplasty surgery. They One of Europe’s largest and oldest hospidrafted a protocol to study the efficacy of tals, the fellows were given a full tour by a suprainguinal fascia iliaca block for antetheir host, Dr. Steven Coppens. rior total hip arthroplasty, in collaboration with Dr. Admir Hadzic (NYSORA-CREER UZ Leuven Pellenberg fellowship director), Dr. Catherine VandeThis off-site, fast-paced orthopaedic surpitte and the ZOL fellows. The ZOL team is gery center is located about six miles east planning to implement this study at their of KU Leuven University Hospital in the institution with the potential of creating a scenic Belgian countryside. n multicenter study involving Duke.


Dr. Jordt’s Research Featured at NIEHS Science Days Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD, director of the Chemical Sensing, Pain and Inflammation Research Laboratory, gave an invited presentation at the National Institute of Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD Environmental Health Sciences’ (NIEHS) annual event showcasing outstanding extra and intramural research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) located in Research Triangle Park. Dr. Jordt’s research on mechanisms of chemical sensing and pain, mediated by transient receptor potential ion channels, has received generous support and awards by NIEHS, including the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Dr. Jordt’s research is also featured in NIEHS’ newsletter, the Environmental Factor: Attendees of the 2015 NIEHS Science Days 6



A Perfect Score! Led by program director, Dr. David Warner, the Integrated Training in Anesthesiology Research Program (NIH T32 GM08600) is designed to provide junior investigators with research training devoted to improving care of the anesthetized or critically ill patient, ultimately advancing scientific knowledge in the field. This past year, Duke Anesthesiology scored a perfect 10 out of 10 rating by the National Institutes of Health! The program is the cornerstone of our departmental research training endeavor setting high standards for investigative training offered to medical students, residents, junior faculty, and visiting scholars who participate in the research training process. n

discussed connections between inflammation and disease, sharing insights suggesting that inflammation could be a crucial component in the development of human diseas-

DIG Winner Published in Anesthesiology One of our 2016 Dream Innovation Grant winners, Dr. Niccolò Terrando, was published in the official journal of the American Niccolò Terrando, PhD Society of Anesthesiologists for his abstract, “Neural Control of Inflammation: Implications for Perioperative and Critical Care.” Learn how these new insights might spawn novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of inflammatory diseases in the context of perioperative and critical care medicine. n Read More:

es. NIEHS is the only NIH institute located outside of the Bethesda, Maryland campus and has established many collaborations with local institutions, including Duke. n

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