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Charles Griffis, CRNA, PhD, Receives Research Award

November 1st, 2012

Charles Griffis, CRNA, PhD, Receives Research Award
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Charles Griffis, CRNA, PhD, receiving the "John F. Garde AANA Researcher of the Year" award from James Walker, CRNA, DNP, President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and Nancy Gondringer, CRNA, PhD, Chairman of the AANA Foundation.

On August 8, 2010, Charles Griffis, CRNA, PhD, was honored at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting, held this year in Seattle, Washington.  He was awarded the "John F. Garde AANA Researcher of the Year" award from the AANA Foundation. The award was given in recognition of Chuck's continuing research in the area of neuroimmune responses to pain in human subjects.

Chuck's post-doctoral study:  "Painful Stress and Immune Inflammatory Mediator Molecule Production" was completed recently, and data analysis is currently underway, yielding some promising results.

Chuck's work has been supported by extramural grants from the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the AANA Foundation, and intramural grants from the UCLA School of Nursing. He is continuing to collaborate with Peggy Compton, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, UCLA School of Nursing and Michael Irwin, MD, Professor, Director, UCLA Cousins Institute of Psychoneuroimmunology.


 

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Patricia Markway, Associate Director, National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists; Charles Griffis, CRNA, Ph.D.; and Deborah Dach, CRNA, MS, UCLA Principal Nurse Anesthetist, celebrating Chuck's award at the AANA Foundation Dinner during the 2010 AANA Annual Meeting.

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Patricia Markway, Associate Director, National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists; Charles Griffis, CRNA, Ph.D.; and Deborah Dach, CRNA, MS, UCLA Principal Nurse Anesthetist, celebrating Chuck's award at the AANA Foundation Dinner during the 2010 AANA Annual Meeting




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