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Weekly Research in Progress Seminars (RIPS)



2015- 2016


SEPT 3, 2015

Faith Coldren, PhD

Bioinformatics Programmer Analyst


University of Pennsylvania

“Eagle-i: Navigating Research Resources.”


SEPT 24, 2015

Thomas Joseph, MD

Mt. Sinai Hospital,

New York, NY    

“International Allosteric Network in GLIC.”

OCT 1, 2015

Charleen T. Chu, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology

A. Julio Martinez Chair of Neuropathology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Pittsburgh, PA

“SOS: Mitochondrial Distress in Parkinson’s Disease”

Oct 8, 2015

Vicki Bedell, MD

CA1 Resident

Univ. of Pennsylvania

  “Creating Site Specific DNA Changes.”

OCT 15, 2015


David A. Dean, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

“Gene therapy for Acute Lung Injury: A Shocking Story.”

OCT 29, 2015

JEE Lecture – Academic Night

Professor Paul Myles

Director, Dept of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Alfred Hospital and Monash University

Melbourne, Australia

What is a Poor Outcome after Anesthesia and Surgery? Quality of Recovery and Disability-Free Survival?

NOV 5, 2015

Kellie Woll, PhDc

Departments of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology & Critical Care

Univ. of Pennsylvania

“Selective Propofol Binding to GABAA Subunits in Native Neuronal Tissue.”             

NOV 12, 2015

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA


Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

"Thriving in Research"

NOV 19, 2015

Christopher Massa, MS

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

New Brunswick, NJ

"Measurement and modeling strategies relate structure and function in mouse lung inflammation"

DEC 3, 2015

Peter A. Goldstein, MD


Dept. of Anesthesiology

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY

"HCN1 Channels as Novel Therapeutic Targets for Neuropathic Pain.”

DEC 10, 2015

Joe Schlesinger, MD

Assistant Professor

Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center

Nashville, TN
“Alarm Concepts: From Patterson to IEC to Today.”

DEC 17, 2015

Laura Di Taranti

Research Coordinator 

 Anesthesia and Critical Care

Univ of Pennsylvania

"Patient-reported outcomes after ICU discharge: a systematic review & pilot study of post-intensive care syndrome." 

JAN 14, 2016

Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor

Anesthesiology & Critical Care

Univ of  Pennsylvania

“HATRICC: A 2 Year Odyssey to Improve Perioperative Handoffs.”


JAN 21, 2016

Douglas E. Raines, MD


Dept. of Anesthesiology

Harvard Univ.

Boston, MA

"Annovation BioPharma: Lifecycle of an Anesthesia Start-up Company"

JAN 28, 2016

Dr. Omolola Eniola-Adefeso

Associate Professor

Director, Cell Adhesion and Drug Delivery Lab Chemical Engineering

University of Michigan

“Probing Cellular-Particle Interactions in Human Versus Animal Blood Flows: Implications for the Design of Vascular-Targeted Drug Carriers.”



FEB 4, 2016

C. David Mintz, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Anesthesiology

Johns Hopkins Univ.

Baltimore, MD

 "mTOR and Pediatric Anesthetic Neurotoxicity"


FEB 11, 2016

Leslie M Shaw, PhD


Director, Biomarker Research Laboratory

Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Univ of Pennsylvania

“Recent Developments in Neurodegeneration Blood and CSF Biomarkers.”


FEB 18, 2016

A. Murat Kaynar, M.D., M.P.H.

Assoc. Professor

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Department of Critical Care Medicine

Pittsburgh, PA

“Cost of surviving sepsis: a novel model of recovery from sepsis in Drosophila melanogaster.”

MAR 3, 2016

Emmett Whitaker, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Anesthesiology

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ohio State Univ College of Medicine

Columbus, Ohio

"Anesthetic-Induced Developmental Neurotoxicity (AIDN): A Translational Neuroscience Approach."


MAR 17, 2016

Andrew Hudson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Santa Monica, CA

"Calcium Imaging of Neuronal Populations Under Isoflurane Anesthesia."

MAR 24, 2016

Susan P. Gilbert, Ph.D.

Professor & Head

Dept of Biological Sciences and Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY 

"Propofol Inhibition of Processive Kinesins”

MAR 31, 2016

Marc Garbey, PhD


 Dept of Computer Science and

 Dept of Surgery,

 Univ of Houston, Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

"Team Work: Foundation for The Development of an Intelligent OR."


APR  7, 2016

Huafeng Wei, MD, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Anesthesiology & Critical Care

University of Pennsylvania

“Effects of general or epidural anesthesia during C-section or fetal surgery on newborn S100b neurodegeneration biomarker”

APR 14, 2016

Paloma Toledo, MD, MPH

Department of Anesthesiology

Center for Healthcare Studies

Instit for Public Health and Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, IL

“Understanding the Contributors to Racial/Ethnic Disparities                                                in Postpartum Hemorrhage and Hemorrhage Outcomes.”

APR 21, 2016

Diego Contreras, M.D., Ph.D.


Dept of Neuroscience

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

“Thalamocortical Synapses in the Visual System in Vivo.”

APR 28, 2016

Mark David Neuman, M.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor Anesthesiology & Critical Care

University of Pennsylvania

"The REGAIN Trial: a Pragmatic Randomized Trial of Spinal versus General Anesthesia for Hip Fracture Surgery"


MAY 5, 2016

Heng Zhao, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Neurosurgery

Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA

“Opioids: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice.”

MAY 12, 2016

Mark Baxter, Ph.D.

Professor Neuroscience

Professor Anesthesiology

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

New York, NY

“Cognitive and socioemotional development after repeated sevoflurane exposure in infant rhesus monkeys”.

MAY 26, 2016

Michael Luke James, MD

Depts of Anesthesiology & Neurology

Duke University

Durham, NC

“Bench to Bedside to Bench to Bedside: Adventures in Translating Acute CNS Injury Mechanisms.”

JUN 2, 2016

Min Yan, MD, PhD.

Chair and Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

2nd affiliated hospital

Zhejiang University

Zhejiang, China

“Translational Perspective in Neuronal Injury: The Role of Sestrin2 in Rats Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury.”

JUN 9, 2016

Colin J.L. McCartney MBChB PhD

Professor and Chair

Dept of Anesthesiology

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON, Canada                                   

“Education in Regional Anesthesia: Past, Present and Future.”

JUN 23, 2016

Grace Brannigan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Center for Computational and Integrative Biology (CCIB) &

Department of Physics

Rutgers University,

Camden, NJ

 “Direct Interactions of General Anesthetics with Pentameric Ligand-gated Ion Channels : Testable Hypotheses from Computational Predictions.”

JUN 30, 2016

Dr. Ross Kerridge

Associate Professor, Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine,

School of Medicine & Health University of Newcastle Newcastle, Australia

“Implementation of Perioperative Systems - An International Perspective.”

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