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"Health 2.0" is a major conference on health technology and innovation that takes place every year in San Francisco. This fall, as a CA-1 resident, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to join over...

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CA-1 Myro Figura: Health 2.0, Innovation, and ZDoggMD

Nearly 170 years have passed since Ether Day in 1846, when William Morton demonstrated the use of ether as a surgical anesthetic before a rapt audience at the Massachusetts General Hospital. "But we still don't understand key...

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 Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Hudson on NIH Grant Award

Congratulations to Soban Umar, MD, PhD! Dr. Umar is lead author of the scientific abstract that has been named "Best Abstract of the Meeting" in basic science for the upcoming American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual...

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UCLA's Dr. Umar wins top ASA award

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there," said Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, in his Grand Rounds presentation on...

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Anesthesiology: Building a Competitive Strategy for the Future

You've probably read about the recent tragic deaths of two healthy children – Marvelena Rady, age 3, and Caleb Sears, age 6 – in California dental offices. State Senator Jerry Hill has asked the Dental Board of...

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Safe Anesthesia in California Dental Offices

Dr. Mahajan announced that Dr. Steadman received a generous grant from the Department of Defense entitled: Design of a Screen-Based Simulation for Training and Automated Assessment of Teamwork Skills. Dr. Steadman has been the leader in...

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Dr. Steadman Received a Generous Grant from the Department of Defense

Our department's residents, fellows, faculty, families and friends enjoyed a lovely if unseasonably warm evening at Covel Commons on Saturday, June 18, as they celebrated the graduating house officers of 2016. The evening began with a reception...

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Class of 2016 Celebrates Graduation

"Awash in opioids!"

June 24th, 2016

"Prescription opioids have become a gateway to heroin," Evan Kharasch, MD, PhD, told the audience at Grand Rounds on June 22. While it's well appreciated that deaths from opioid overdose are increasing at an alarming rate,...

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