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Grants from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) are among the most competitive and prestigious awards our field has to offer. For two years in a row, UCLA's Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine...

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Two Young Researchers Win Prestigious FAER Grants


Dear Colleagues: I am writing with sincere thanks to everyone who submitted nominations for the 2016 UCLA Exceptional Physicians awards. From more than 60 nominees, Drs. John Chalabi, Oscar Estrada, Brian Francis, Barbara Giesser, Fady Kaldas, and...

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2016 UCLA Exceptional Physicians


  This past year, I was fortunate enough to be awarded 1 of 8 Society for Education in Anesthesia-Health Volunteers Overseas (SEA-HVO) Traveling Fellowships. The Traveling Fellowship is a joint collaboration between the SEA and HVO to...

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The Society for Education in Anesthesia-Health Volunteers Overseas Fellowship in Vietnam


"I'm actually a very optimistic anesthesiologist," said Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, speaking to the audience at Grand Rounds of the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine on April 27. "The future plays to our strengths," he...

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The Future of Anesthesiology: Resistance to Change Never Works


Congratulations to two of our department's remarkable scientists—Mansoureh Eghbali, PhD, and Thomas Vondriska, PhD—who are the winners of the only two grant awards this year from UCLA's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). They are studying...

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Award Winners Study Predictors of Heart Disease


A UCLA anesthesiology team tested a novel device for securing endotracheal tubes, and learned that it works far better than securing the tubes with tape of any kind. The new device has the potential to improve...

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New Device Improves ETT Security


"We are in a very chaotic period right now," said Visiting Professor Keith A. (Tony) Jones, MD, during his Grand Rounds lecture for the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine on March 30. "But the...

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Anesthesiologists as Acute Care Physicians:  A Value-Added Proposition


I had the pleasure of being the fifth resident to participate in the exchange rotation between UCLA and the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SAHZU). It was an amazing experience to learn...

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Dr. Steven Tu, 5th Resident to Participate in the Exchange Program with the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine.