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Weekly Research in Progress Seminars (RIPS)



2016- 2017




Sept 8, 2016

Amir A. Ghaferi, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Surgery and Management & Organizations

University of Michigan School of Medicine

Ann Arbor, MI

"Failure to Rescue and the Older Surgical Patient."

Sept 22, 2016

Kellie Ann Woll, PhD Candidate

Dept of Pharmacology and

Dept of Anesthesiology & Critical Care

University of Pennsylvania

“Shedding light on Anesthesia: Uncovering the anesthetic mechanisms of voltage-gated K+ channel & GABAA receptor modulation.”

Oct 6, 2016

Boris D. Heifets, MD, PhD                                 

Instructor and Neuroanesthesiology Fellow,

Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine,                                                                 

Stanford University School of Medicine,

Palo Alto, CA       

“Toward single-shot therapy for neuropsychiatric.”

Oct 13, 2016

Dr. Hanli Lui, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Bioengineering,

University of Texas,

Arlington, TX

“Can Near Infrared Lights Be Used to Image Acute

and Chronic Pain”

Oct 27, 2016

Krzysztof Laudanski, MD, PhD

Dept of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

University of Pennsylvania

"Long-term epigenetic changes after routine heart surgery"

Nov 10, 2016

Lisbeth Evered, PhD

Associate Professor

Dept of Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

“Perioperative Cognitive Disorders: What, When and Why is it Important?”

Nov 17, 2016

Wesley B. Baker, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow (WA Kofke, mentor)

Deptof Anesthesiology and Critical Care

University of Pennsylvania

“Noninvasive Monitoring of Cerebral Perfusion Pressure, Blood Flow, and Oxygen Consumption with Near-infrared Light.”

Dec 8, 2016

Meriong Yang, MD, Visiting Scholar

Huafeng Wei, MD, PhD,

Associate Professor,

Dept of Anesthesiology & Critical Care,

University of Pennsylvania

“Autophagy Plays Important Role in General Anesthetics Mediated Dual Effects of Neuroprotection and Neurotoxicity.”


Dec 15, 2016

Andrew Ibrahim, MD,

Robert Wood Johnson Fellow, Dept of Surgery and Institute of Healthcare Policy & Innovation

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

“Optimizing Network Delivery of Surgery.”

Jan 5, 2017

Richard J. Levy, MD,

Professor and Vice Chair,

Dept of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics,

Columbia University Medical Center

“Anesthesia-induced Oxidative Stress in the Developing Brain: Identifying a Mitochondrial Mechanism.”


William M. Armstead, PhD

Professor,  Anesthesiology and Critical Care,

Perelman School of Medicine,

University of Pennsylvania        

“Pressor Choice Influences Outcome After Traumatic Brain Injury as a Function of Age and Sex.”

Jan 19, 2017

Frances Chung, MBBS FRCPC

Professor, Dept of Anesthesiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

“Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: A New Phenomenon?”

Jan 26, 2017

Julia Dallman, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Biology

University of Miami

“Zebrafish as a Model for Pharmacogenetics of Anesthesia.”

Feb 2, 2017

Joseph P. Balthasar, PhD

Professor & Director of the Center

for Protein Therapeutics, 

Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 

State University of New York

Buffalo , NY

“Use of pH-dependent, “Catch-and-Release” Antibodies for Enhanced Biological Persistence and Increased Tumor Exposure.”

Feb 9, 2017

Paul M. Riegelhaupt, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor,  

 Dept of Anesthesiology

Weill Cornell College of Medicine

New York, NY                       

“The TREK1 Tandem Pore Potassium Channel: A Molecular Signal Integrator and Anesthetic Target.”


Feb 16, 2017

Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD

Ronald L. Katz MD Professor and Chair, Dept of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine

UCLA Health System,

Los Angeles, CA

“Neuraxial Modulation of Cardiac Arrhythmias: Mechanisms and Therapies .”

Mar 3, 2017

Weidong Gao, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Dept of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine,

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,

Baltimore, MD

"Myofilament Desensitization in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)."

Mar 23, 2017

Joseph Cichon, PhD

New York University School of Medicine,

New York, NY     

“In vivo two-photon imaging studies of cortical neurons during wakefulness, anesthesia, and in neuropathic pain.”

Mar 30, 2017

Emily Mackay, DO

CT Anesthesia Fellow

 Dept of Anesthesiology & Critical Care,

University of Pennsylvania

"Perioperative TEE Utilization in Cardiothoracic Surgery.”

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