Our staff approximately 40 anesthetics sites and 3 ICUs on any given day, performing or directing 31,000 anesthetic procedures in the course of a year. The Pain Management Center and the Acute Pain Service recently were designated as an American Pain Society Center of Excellence.
The Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program trains 58 anesthesiology interns and residents. Post graduate training is available to five and one fellow in critical care anesthesia. Medical students complete a required clerkship in their 3rd year, including time in the American Society of Anesthesiology endorsed UVA Medical Simulation Center. Elective and research opportunities are available during the 4th year. In odd-numbered years, the department hosts a Symposium for CME credit.
The department's research efforts involve dozens of faculty, residents, and staff in basic science and clinical research efforts. Three M.D., Ph.D. clinical investigators and three Ph.D. researchers maintain active basic science laboratories conducting anesthesiology-related investigations with support from post-docs, fellows, residents, and graduate students. Many of our faculty members are involved in , supported by a staff of clinical research coordinators and post doctorate research fellows. The Technology in Anesthesia and Critical Care Group focuses attention on biomedical devices and includes faculty from the School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as the School of Medicine.
Todorovic/Jevtovic-Todorovic Research in the News
Slobodan Todorovic and Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic were recently recognized for their article, Reversal of neuropathic pain in diabetes by targeting glycosylation of CaV3.2 T-type calcium channels, published in the journal Diabetes. Researchers were able to reverse peripeheral neuropathy in mice, leading to hope that these findings could lead to new treatments in humans. That's good news for the 60-70% of diabetics who suffer from neuropathy!
Read the UVA Health System press release.
Visit the Diabetes website to read the July
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