Poiro wins 2012 Eastwood Award
At a recent faculty meeting, Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic presented the 2012 Douglas Eastwood Award to Nathan Poiro, a fourth year medical student. Poiro will enter the Anesthesiology Residency Program at Temple University in 2013.
The Eastwood Award is presented annually to a graduating medical student who has worked closely with the Department of Anesthesiology. It is given in memory of Douglas Eastwood, the first chair of the department. Dr. Eastwood served as chair from 1955 to 1971.
While a medical student at the University of Virginia, Dr. Poiro headed the Anesthesia Interest Group and served as Virginia's student delegate to the ASA 2011 annual meeting in Chicago. He worked in the Slobodan M. Todorovic laboratory on T-type calcium channels. He leaves medical school having published a peer reviewed article and an abstract with Robert H. Thiele and Edward C. Nemergut:
- Thiele RH. Scalzo D. Poiro N. Nemergut EC. Speed, Accuracy, and
Confidence in Google, Ovid, Pubmed, and UpToDate – Results of a
Randomized Trial. Post-Graduate Medical Journal 86: 1018, 2010
- Thiele RH. Scalzo D. Poiro N. Nemergut EC. Randomized Trial Comparing Google, Ovid, Pubmed, and UpToDate. International Anesthesia Research Society March, 2010: Honolulu, HI
Dr. Poiro will complete a preliminary internship with the UVA Department of Surgery in 2012-2013 and move to Philadelphia to enter the Temple University Residency in Anesthesiology in July, 2013. Although he is open to all areas of anesthesiology, his "heart" is in cardiac anesthesia at the moment.