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Our Residents Take Top Honors at the 2017 WARC

May 7th, 2017

Our Residents Take Top Honors at the 2017 WARC
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Dr. Caitlin Sherman, Dr. Judi Turner, Dr. Soban Umar
and Dr. Marvin Chang

A strong contingent of our residents traveled to Portland for the Western Anesthesia Residents' Conference (WARC) on April 21-23, hosted by the Oregon Health & Science University's Department of Anesthesiology. Faculty members Judi Turner, MD, PhD, our residency program director, and Soban Umar, MD, PhD, served as moderators for poster sessions.

We are delighted to announce that three of our residents took top honors:

  • 1st Place Oral Presentation Award: Marvin Chang, MD, PhD, for "A Novel Paradigm for a New Class of Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs Based on Targeting Calcium-Channel Gating Properties". (Mentor: Riccardo Olcese, PhD)

  • 2nd Place Oral Presentation Award: Caitlin Sherman, MD, for "Investigating Bupivacaine-induced Cardiotoxicity and Intralipid Rescue in Pregnant Rats". (Mentor: Soban Umar, MD, PhD)

  • 2nd Place Poster Presentation Award: Vivek Chellappa, MD, for "Bilateral Lung Transplantation in a 34-Year-Old Female with Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension". (Mentors: Soban Umar MD, PhD, Reed Harvey, MD)

 
Residents attending the conference
pose with Dr. Soban Umar

The WARC judges also honored Drs. Delara Brandal and Maki Bernardo with their selection to deliver oral presentations. Poster presentations were given by Drs. Ankush Bansal, Chester Chan, Daniel Hwang, Jeffrey Jeng, Jarrod Larson, Kate Lee, Christina Nguyen, Kenji Ogura, Ajit Rai, Robert Shaw, Erik Tsou, Se Fum (Steve) Wong, and Nikki Yin. In total, our residents delivered four oral presentations and 16 poster presentations, demonstrating the range of innovative, high-quality research that they are actively pursuing within our department.

Congratulations to all the presenters and their mentors for their dedication and effort, which made these presentations possible! And many thanks to all our faculty and research staff who have consistently supported the residents throughout the year. The department is especially grateful to Emily Methangkool, MD, and Soban Umar, MD, PhD, for their diligent efforts in coordinating resident research projects.

 
Oral Presentation: Dr. Marvin Chang
 
Oral Presentation: Dr. Caitlin Sherman
 
Oral Presentation: Dr. Delara Brandal
 
Oral Presentation: Dr. Maki Bernardo
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Vivek Chellappa
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Jeffrey Jeng
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Robert Shaw
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Kenji Ogura
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Chester Chan
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Jarrod Larson
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Christina Nguyen
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Ajit Rai
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Erik Tsou
 
Poster Presentation: Nikki Yin
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Kate Lee
 
Poster Presentation: Daniel Hwang
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Kenji Ogura
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Ankush Bansal
 
Chief Residents
 
Poster Presentation: Dr. Jarrod Larson
 
Team UCLA
 
Team UCLA
 
Team UCLA
 
Team UCLA
 
Award Ceremony
 
Award Ceremony


Jessica Stolyarskaya

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