ANNUAL MEETING AWARDS

Awards Presented at the SNACC 49th Annual Meeting

Compiled by Girija Prasad Rath, MD, DM
Editor-in-Chief

2021 Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Mashour
George A. Mashour, MD, PhD
Robert B. Sweet Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2021 Teacher of the Year - Lifetime Educator Award
Dr. Pasternak

Jeffrey J. Pasternak, MD
Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Neuroanesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

2021 John D. Michenfelder New Investigator Award Winner
Dr. Cichon
Joseph M. Cichon, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
“Ketamine Dissociation Triggers a Universal Switch in Excitatory Neuronal Activity Across Neocortex”

2021 William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award Winner
Dr. Riegelhaupt
Paul Riegelhaupt, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA
“Fatty Acid Pharmacology of Neuroprotective K2P Channels”

2021 Women in Neuroanesthesiology and Neuroscience Education and Research (WINNER)
Academy of Mentors

Dr. Moore
Laurel E. Moore, MD
Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology and Director, Neuroanesthesia
MPlan Director for Anesthesiology, University Hospital Operating Rooms
University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2021 Women in Neuroanesthesiology and Neuroscience Education and Research (WINNER)
Abstract Award
Dr. Maschke
Charlotte Maschke, BSc
PhD Candidate, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
“The Brain’s Functional Response to Propofol Anesthesia Has Prognostic Value for Unresponsive Patients”

2021 Women in Neuroanesthesiology and Neuroscience Education and Research (WINNER)
Coaching Scholarship Award

Dr. Douglas
Deborah Douglas, MBBS, DM, MSc
Senior Clinical Fellow, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
London, UK


Dr. Esfahani
Kamila Esfahani, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA


Dr. Rao
Shilpa Rao, MD
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Neuroanesthesia
Yale University, Yale, New Heaven, CT, USA

 Joint Travel Grant Awards

2021 SNACC/ Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care (ISNACC)
Joint Travel Grant Award

Dr. Chauhan
Rajeev Chauhan, MD, DM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Post-Graduate Insitute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
“Comparison of Effects of Propofol versus Ketofol (Ketamine and Propofol) on Jugular venous Oxygen Saturation in Moderate to Severe Traumati Brain Injury: A Prospective Randomized Trial”

2021 SNACC/ Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Joint Travel Grant Award
Dr. Sridhar
Srianth Sridhar, MD, CMQ, FASA
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Quality
Department of Anesthesiology, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Houston, TX, USA
“The Importance of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) in Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship Training”

2021 SNACC/ Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS), Neuroanesthesia Section
Joint Travel Grant Award

Katherine Saied Esquivel, MD
Department of Anesthesia and  Perioperative  Medicine
Western  University/London  Health Sciences Centre,  London, Ontario, Canada
“Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Impact of an SOP on Anesthesia Care”

2021 SNACC/ Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care Society (NACCS)
of Great Britain and Ireland
Joint Travel Grant Award
Dr. Misquita
Lucia Misquita, MD
Neuroanesthesia Neurocritical Fellow, Haywards Heath
West Sussex, UK
“The Impact of Faility on Post-Operative Complications after Spine Surgery”

2021 Best of Meeting Abstracts

Basic Neuroscience Category
Dr. Vincent
Kathleen Vincent, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
“Using Touchscreen-based Operant Conditioning Tasks to Assess Cognitive Recovery Following Anesthetic Emergence in Rats”

Clinical/Translational Neuroscience Category
Dr. Luthra
Ankur Luthra, MD, DM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Post-Graduate Insitute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
“Outcome related to General Anesthesia Versus Regional Anesthesia for Extremity Surgery in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (GARA Trail)”


Acknowledgements: Drs. Alana Flexman, President-Elect, Deepak Sharma, Chair, Nomination Committee, and Max Kelz, Chair, Scientific Committee for their help in the compilation of this information.

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